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The Africana Studies/ERIS Welcome Reception

The Africana Studies/ERIS Center for Diversity
Fall 2012 Welcome Reception


Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:30PM - 2:00PM
ERIS - Center For Diversity Lounge
3309 James Hall

The Department of Africana Studies and the ERIS Center for Diversity invite you to a welcome reception! Join us for lunch and conversation with our faculty and new chairperson. Learn more about our study abroad program and other programs related to your course of study.

For more information, please call the Africana Studies Department at (718) 951-5597.

Upcoming Event: Body and Soul

Body and Soul
The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination


Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00PM - 8:00PM

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Skylight Room 9100
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Join Prof. Alondra Nelson for a lecture and discussion of the Gloria Thomas Memorial Lecture: "Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party."

For more information, please visit http://web.gc.cuny.edu/womencenter, or contact (212) 817-8905.

Upcoming Event: Stop + Frisk

Stop + Frisk
Racial Profiling or Deterrent to Crime?


Thursday, October 11, 2012
12:00PM - 2:30PM

Pace University
Multipurpose Room
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Under the current New York City administration, men and women regardless of age are being stopped, questioned, and searched at alarming rates. In 2011 for example, 85% of the 700,000 stops involved Blacks and Latino/as. The rationale, according to New York City's mayor, police commissioner, select public policy analysts, and some leaders in Black and Latino/a communities, is that these practices make communities safer and lower the crime rate. Whether you agree, disagree, or are somewhere in the middle, join in on what will prove to be a provocative discussion.

For more information, please contact Denise Santiago at (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago-at-pace-dot-edu.

Upcoming Event: Salvage Anthropology

Salvage Anthropology and a South African City in Ruins
Coastal Whiteness and the Photographic Collections of Joseph Denfield, 1960-1967


Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:15PM - 6:15PM

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Room 8404
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Join Prof. Leslie Bank for a discussion of the collections of Joseph Denfield, a medical doctor who rose to prominence as an amateur photographer and public intellectual in South Africa in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Denfield participated in regional visual economies at different points in his career in order to establish his contribution towards visual histories in Southern Africa, experimenting with various photographic genres, from ethnographic to pictorial work, widely circulated in salon exhibitions.

For more information, please visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/, or contact (212) 817-2005 or ch-AT-gc-DOT-cuny-DOT-edu.

Upcoming Event: Youth Voter Registration

Youth Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Join in for music, live performances, giveaways, and contests encouraging more young New Yorkers to register to vote in time for this year's important election. Event will take place on the South Field.

For more information, please visit Lehman's online calendar.

Ongoing Exhibit: Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul
The Story of America and African-Americans


Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans is an exhibit of work by Kadir Nelson from the award-winning children's book of the same name. Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the story and images portray scenes of triumph and hardships that have become important symbols to our nation’s history.

This exhibit is in conjunction with the upcoming lecture and panel discussion: African American History is American History: How Struggles for African American Liberty Earned All Americans their Civil Rights.

For more information, please visit the exhibition's webpage or contact (212) 838-2560.

NOTICE! Immunization Documentation Due

The New York State Public Health Law and CUNY regulations require that ALL students prove immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (or provide proof of exemption). Students will be barred from classes as of Monday, September 24, 2012 and receive a WA grade for the Fall semester if they have NOT completed their immunization records and submitted documentation to the Health Programs Office. Please take action and ensure that all your health requirements have been met.

Contact the Health Programs/Immunization Requirements Office at (718) 951-4505 for more information.

Upcoming Event: Genocide and Human Rights

Genocide and Human Rights:
A Fraught Relationship?


Friday, September 7, 2012
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Queensborough Community College
CUNY Graduate Center Building
222-05 56th Avenue, Room C197
Bayside, Queens 11364

The History Department of QCC will present a symposium on the study of genocide and related topics. This free event will bring together a group of leading scholars in the fields of genocide and human rights studies.

For more information, please contact (718) 281-5044.
Egypt after the Presidential Election

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6:00PM - 8:00PM

John Tishman Auditorium
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

A panel discussion of experts discussing what is likely to occur in Egypt following the recent presidential election.

Participants:
  • Hazem Fahmy, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mona El Ghobashy, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Comparative Politics, Barnard College
  • Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
  • Samer Shehata, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Moderator: Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

This panel discussion launches Egypt in Transition, the 2012 Summer issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly, which is devoted to the proceedings of the 27th Social Research conference on the same theme.

Event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come-first served. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. For more information, contact cps-at-newschool-dot-edu.

2012 National Night Out

The 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 07, 2012
4:00PM and Later

National Night Out is a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It's an annual campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns, and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as block parties and cook-outs, exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.

Contact your local police precinct or Community Board to learn where an NNO event will be held near you.

BC Commencement 2012

Congratulations to the Brooklyn College Class of 2012!

The live webcast of undergraduate commencement can be streamed on the Brooklyn College website starting at 10:00AM.
The Africana Studies 2012 Graduation Luncheon

Thursday, May 31, 2012
1:00PM
ERIS - Center For Diversity Lounge
3309 James Hall

Graduates, friends and family, faculty and staff, and fellow students are all welcome at our buffet luncheon in honor of our graduating majors and minors in Africana Studies. The event will take place immediately following the Brooklyn College Baccalaureate Commencement exercise. The Daniel E. Mayers award, acknowledging excellence in the field of Africana Studies, will also be presented.

Upcoming Event: ECBACC 2012

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
11th Annual Black Comic Book Convention


Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00AM - 7:00PM

The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) is a comic book convention that features some of the nation’s most accomplished comic book writers, artists, and cartoonists. They honor comic book excellence by presenting the Pioneer Awards to those artists and writers who have paved the way for today's comic book artists and writers, as well as the Glyph Comic Awards which recognize the best in comics made either by, for, or about Black people. ECBACC celebrates the accomplishments that Black artists have made in the comic book industry and promote positive Black images/role models through exciting programs, workshops, and panels.

This event is free for children ages 12 and under, and $10 for adults and teens.

For more information, please call (267) 536-9847 or visit the ECBACC website at www.ecbacc.com.

Class Cancellation: AFST 3324, 3337, & 3320

Prof. Green's classes:

Africana 3324
The Black Urban Experience
2:15PM - 3:30PM

Africana 3337
Black Entrepreneurship in America
5:05PM - 6:20PM

and

Africana 3320
The Black Family
6:30PM - 9:15PM

Are Cancelled for today, Monday, May 14, 2012.

*Students should pick up a copy of the take-home final exam from the main dept., 3105 James Hall.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Class Cancellation: AFST 3324, 3337, & 3320

Prof. Green's classes:

Africana 3324
The Black Urban Experience
2:15PM - 3:30PM

Africana 3337
Black Entrepreneurship in America
5:05PM - 6:20PM

and

Africana 3320
The Black Family
6:30PM - 9:15PM

Are Cancelled for today, Monday, May 07, 2012.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Class Cancellation: AFST 3324 & 3337

Prof. Green's classes:

Africana 3324
The Black Urban Experience
2:15PM - 3:30PM

and

Africana 3337
Black Entrepreneurship in America
5:05PM - 6:20PM

Are Cancelled for today, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
Prof. Latortue's classes:

AFST 3240 (CMLT 3623 and PRLS 3315)
Caribbean Literature
2:15PM - 3:30PM

and

AFST 3260 (ENGL 3162 and WMST 3117)
Black Women in Fiction
3:40PM - 4:55PM

Are Cancelled for today, Thursday, April 19, 2012.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Class Cancellation: AFST 3360 & WMST 3446

Prof. Day's class:

Africana 3360 (WMST 3446)
Black Women in America
2:15PM - 3:30PM

Is Cancelled for today, Thursday, April 05, 2012.

*Students should leave their due papers/assignments with the Africana Studies Dept., 3105 James Hall.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
Prof. Green's classes:

Africana 3324
The Black Urban Experience
2:15PM - 3:30PM

Africana 3337
Black Entrepreneurship in America
5:05PM - 6:20PM

and

*Africana 3320
The Black Family
6:30PM - 9:15PM

Are Cancelled for today, Monday, April 02, 2012.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

*AFST 3320 students, please pick up a copy of the take-home midterm from the main dept., 3105 James Hall

Upcoming Event: Egypt in Transition

Egypt in Transition
The 27th Social Research Conference


Thursday, April 12, 2012
10:00AM - 7:30PM

John Tishman Auditorium
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

This conference aims to shed light on the origins of the events in Tahrir Square, the deposing of President Mubarak, the changes currently under way, and the future of Egypt and the Arab world. Experts will address the roots and character of the Egyptian Revolution and possible outcomes of the Egyptian Revolution. The keynote address will be delivered by Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, and Trustee of the Arab Democracy Foundation in Cairo.

For more information, please visit the event's webpage at The New School. To save seats, please RSVP to cps-at-newschool-dot-edu.

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