News & Events

News & Events


  • 22nd Annual St. Clair Drake Research Symposium

    March 31, 2014

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  • St. Clair Drake Research Lecture featuring Saidiya Hartman

    March 31, 2014

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  • The Iconic Ghetto: A Reference Point for the New American Color Line

    February 22, 2014

    Professor Elijah Anderson William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University   The black ghetto has become a major icon in American society and culture, and as such, it has also become an important source of stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination. From the days of slavery through the Civil Rights period, black people have occupied a caste-like status in American society. Today, despite the progressive changes wrought by the racial incorporation process of the 1960s and 1970s, the color line persists—albeit in a new, emergent form—in everyday life. Many blacks now reside in exclusive neighborhoods formerly off-limits to them, and…

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  • Radian Child Film Screening

    February 4, 2014

    In honor of African American History Month, The Department of African American Studies is co-sponsoring a film and panel discussion on the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat at BAM/PFA this Friday February 7th.  Please join us and please spread the word! To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-event-kqed-presents-an-afternoon-with-basquiat-at-bampfa-tickets-10086875115

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  • 2014 U.C. Berkeley Renaissance Gala

    January 25, 2014

    Saturday, February 22, 2014 — 6-9pm Memorial Stadium - Field Club U.C. Berkeley Campus Berkeley, CA For sponsorship/event information contact kihana@berkeley.edu - (415) 967-1537

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  • Black Graduation 2014

    January 21, 2014

    This year's keynote speaker is Bryant Terry... Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen. His fourth book, Afro-Vegan, will be published by Ten Speed Press on April 8, 2014. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to hischildhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Sunset, O: The Oprah Magazine, Essence, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times among many other…

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  • Mandela’s work is our own

    December 19, 2013

    Mandela’s work is our own by john powell  

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  • Bodies of Difference and Desire

    December 5, 2013

    Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...Bodies of Difference and Desire Meditations on Mammy: Asexuality and BlacknessIanna Hawkins Owen, African Diaspora StudiesThe Asexual Visibility and Education Network functions simultaneously as a message board based community and as an advocacy organization advancing the claim that asexuals are “just like everybody else.” In this context, black asexuals on AVEN have created threads/posts seeking out other black asexual users. Non-POC responses in these threads have employed various color-blind strategies that reveal the trouble the black asexual poses to the campaign of fusing “asexual” with “everybody else.” After nearly ten years of…

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  • New Publication by Professor Stephen Small

    November 22, 2013

    Inaugural lecture delivered upon appointment to the chair of Extraordinary Professor of History of the Dutch Slavery and its Legacy at the University of Amsterdam on October 5th , 2012 Living History: The Legacy of Slavery in the Netherlands

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  • A Conversation & Book Signing with HILL HARPER

    October 31, 2013

    Come out and meet a best selling author and award winning actor Hill Harper as he signs and talks about his latest book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. This powerful book has messages of inspiration and hope for us all. Come out, get your book signed, talk with the author and be a part of this historic Bay Area event! brought to you by UNITED MEN OF ALLEN TEMPLE

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