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Past Events

March 18, 2021

Terri Lyne Carrington (photo by John Watson)

The Waiting Game: Social Science Music in Turbulent Times

March 18, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

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The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that multiple Grammy award-winning drummer, producer, educator, and Founder and Artistic…

French flag and pan-african colors.

France in Africa

March 18, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

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The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences presents an Africa Initiative event: France In Africa. Please join us for this virtual event. Dr. Amber Murrey and Dr.…

March 5, 2021

P. Gabrielle Foreman appears in orange sweater smiling and with hands clapped together

Strategies for Academic Success: Know Your Value/s

March 5, 2021 at 11:30am1:30pm EST

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P. Gabrielle Foreman offers a professional development workshop covering values-based approaches to work, professional mission statements and more, for SU faculty, academic staff and administrators.

March 4, 2021

Social Justice Hashtag Project

Lender Center for Social Justice Faculty Fellowship Symposium: The Social Justice #Hashtag Project

March 4, 2021 at 4:00pm6:00pm EST

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The annual Lender Symposium features the 2019-2021 Lender faculty and student fellows, and a keynote address from Mark Anthony Neal. Casarae Abdul-Ghani, assistant professor of African American…

February 27, 2021

President Biden talking to African leaders and delegates.

What can the Biden-Harris Administration mean for Africa?

February 27, 2021 at 12:00pm2:00pm EST

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The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences presents an Africa Initiative Event: What can the Biden-Harris Administration mean for Africa? The seismic changes in…

February 26, 2021

P. Gabrielle Foreman appears in orange sweater smiling and with hands clapped together

Strategies for Academic Success: Know Your Value/s – BIPOC Focused

February 26, 2021 at 11:30am1:30pm EST

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Explore what values inspire you and drive your work in this workshop led by P. Gabrielle Foreman, intended specifically for BIPOC faculty, staff, and administrators at Syracuse University.

February 18, 2021

Africa Initiative

Africa Initiative event: Revolutions in Africa

February 18, 2021 at 4:00pm6:30pm EST

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The Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences presents: Africa Initiative event: Revolutions in Africa. Speakers: Dr. Amy K. Kallander Dr. Jeanette S. Jouili The…

February 12, 2021

Challenges to Citizenship: Racism in Latin America

February 12, 2021 at 1:00pm5:15pm EST

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Program on Latin America and the Caribbean presents Challenges to Citizenship Series Racism in Latin America: A Symposium Honoring Dr. John Samuel Burdick  …

February 11, 2021

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Choices, Careers and Living Black History

February 11, 2021 at 5:00pm6:00pm EST

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Pioneering Black women scholars and institution builders discuss their innovative work, transformative advocacy, and the centering of Black women’s lives, resistance, and intellectual contributions.

December 10, 2020

A Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Event

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and the Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to virtually celebrate a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration event! Special…

November 20, 2020

Artist: Danielle Ponder

For the Love of Justice: Danielle Ponder Virtual Concert

November 20, 2020 at 7:00pm10:00pm EST

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Come thru for a virtual turn up with Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) and soulful songstress Danielle Ponder. The FREE For the Love of Justice concert will stream online Friday, November 20,…

October 28, 2020

Casarae Abdul-Ghani

#Hashtag Activism and the Black Campus Movement

October 28, 2020 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

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Casarae Abdul-Ghani, an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies and the inaugural Lender Center for Social Justice Faculty Fellow 2019-2021, analyzes the Black Campus…

October 22, 2020

Horace G. Campbell

Conversations in Conflict Studies

October 22, 2020 at 12:00pm2:00pm EDT

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Horace G. Campbell is an internationally known peace and justice activist. He holds a joint professorship in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Political Science in the…

October 14, 2020

Image of Charlton Mcilwain

Social Media and Social Justice: A Colloquium

October 14, 2020 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

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Digital African American history, #hashtag activism, and social justice. Featuring guest speaker, Charlton Mcilwain. In partnership with the Department of African American Studies and the Lender…

October 1, 2020

Dr. Yacine Badian Kouyate

Military Coup in Mali: African Initiative Fall 2020

October 1, 2020 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

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Join the Department of African American Studies for an online discussion on the 2020 Military Coup in Mali. Speaker will be Dr. Yacine Badian Kouyate, along with two discussants. Dr. Kouyate is an…

February 28, 2020

Photographs that portray life during the Jim Crow era in the United States and African and Caribbean colonies

Pictures and Jim Crow – A conversation about ‘Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography’

February 28, 2020 at 12:00pm1:00pm EST

Bird Library

The Department of African American Studies presents a talk on works from the George R. Rinhart Collection – ‘Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography.’ Panel: Kyle Bass, Assistant…

February 21, 2020

Mark Lomax II

Tales of the Black Experience from 400: An Afrikan Epic

February 21, 2020 at 7:00pm8:30pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

The Department of African American Studies presents an evening with The Mark Lomax Quartet and The Spring Colloquium . Please join us in celebrating the African Diaspora through musical performance…

February 19, 2020

Photo of a Young boy in front of a school

Lunchtime Lecture: Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography

February 19, 2020 at 12:15pm1:00pm EST

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

Join the curator of the exhibition, Joan Bryant, Ph.D, for a gallery talk.

February 17, 2020

Dr. Charles Ichoku 

Africa Initiative Public Lecture

February 17, 2020 at 4:00pm6:30pm EST

Sims Hall, 241

The Department of African American Studies presents Africa Initiative Public lecture with professor Charles Ichoku. Topic: “Satellite-enabled assessment of the impacts of climate change and human…

February 13, 2020

Biko Mandela Gray

Africa Initiative – Spring Reception 2020 – “Alton Sterling’s Fleshy Legacy: Black Life As Living Matter”

February 13, 2020 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Sims Hall, 219

The Department of African American Studies presents “Africa Initiative – Spring reception 2020” – a lecture with Biko Mandela Gray, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of American…