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Past Events

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…

February 10, 2020

Leigh Raiford

37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture. Inside Exile: Kathleen Cleaver’s Black Panther Family Album

February 10, 2020 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Bird Library, Graham Commons

The Department of African American Studies presents a lecture with Leigh Raiford, associate professor of African American Studies at University of California, Berkeley. Leigh Raiford teaches and…

Bob Schultz, Clenched Fists at Attica State Prison, September 10, 1971

CANCELED: Black and White: Narratives of the Civil Rights Movement Photographs from the George R. Rinhart Collection

February 10, 2020March 28, 2020 EST

Community Folk Art Center

Forty-one black and white pictures from one of the largest private collections of American photography present multi-faceted narratives of the Civil Rights era.  The student-curated exhibition was…

January 30, 2020

Black and white photo of a man in a bookstore

SUArt Galleries Exhibition Reception

January 30, 2020 at 5:30pm7:30pm EST

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

Join us for a gallery reception celebrating the newly installed exhibitions Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection, Masterpieces of…

When I has my likeness took: Black Subjects & the Modernization of Photography

January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm5:45pm EST

Slocum Hall, 214

What did it mean to be a modern black photographic subject in images produced by white photographers? Joan Bryant, associate professor in the African American Department at Syracuse University, will…