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News & Events


  • #HowMediaWritesBlackWomen: Reality TV vs. the Writer as Innovator

    November 16, 2014

    Aya de Leon says the persistent reality television trend limits representation and opportunities for Black women...   

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  • Remaking the UNIVERSITY

    October 9, 2014

    http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-free-speech-movement-and-unfinished.html

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  • Bryant Terry AfroVegan

    April 21, 2014

    Soul Food, Politics, and Public Health A talk, demo and book signing with master chefs Bryant Terry and Njathi Wa Kabui. Bryant Terry is renowned for his activism for a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Alice Waters says, ‘Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.’ Chef Kabui is a food activist and anthropologist based in Durham, N.C. Born into a family of Kenyan coffee farmers, Kabui is dedicated to eradicating ‘food deserts.’

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  • Gerald Horne visits to discuss his newest books…

    April 17, 2014

    GERALD HORNE, Ph.D., J.D., will be discussing his newest books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance (NYU Press) and the Origins of the United States of America and Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle (Illinois Press). 

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  • Liberating Dreams Symposium

    April 14, 2014

    Liberating Dreams Symposium bitly.com/LiberateDreams On Saturday, May 3rd,   2014, the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to host a symposium exploring how we begin to Liberate Our Dreams.  Our guiding questions for the day are what does it mean to liberate our dreams and how do we begin?  Nikky Finney, John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair of Southern Literature & Creative Writing, English & African American Studies, University of South Carolina will bring our keynote address.  Interactive workshops designed to help symposium participants access their creative selves will also be featured.  This gathering is in an…

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  • 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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