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From One Island to Another:
Dominican Immigration to New York, 1892-1924


Tuesday, April 03, 2012
6:00PM

James Room (3rd Floor, Barnard Hall)
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

More than 5,000 Dominicans came to New York City through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924, and many of them came with the idea of staying permanently. Many of those who came were young and single while many others were married and brought their families with them. How do these Dominicans differ from those who followed them in the 1960’s? How do Dominicans who came through Ellis Island resemble other Caribbean Hispanics who lived in New York City at the dawn of the 20th Century? This presentation is based on Ellis Island documents and other institutional archival records and focuses specifically on those Dominicans that wanted to make New York their permanent home.

A lecture by Ramona Hernández. This event is sponsored by the Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race as part of the Migration, Race, and Ethnicity lecture series.
Race, Civil Rights, and Military Service
A Conversation About Kimberly Phillip's War! What Is It Good For?


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
12:15PM - 2:00PM
Gold Room (6th floor), SUBO

The Wolfe Institute in cooperation with Veterans Affairs and Counseling Center, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Veteran Students Organization, Office of Diversity and Equity Programs, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Department of History presents: Race, Civil Rights, and Military Service featuring Dean Kimberley Phillips and Colonel Stephanie Smith.

Please contact the Wolfe Institute at (718) 951-5847 or wolfeinstitute-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu for more information.

Upcoming Event: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
Visionary, Environmental Leader, Political Activist, and Educator


Wednesday, March 28, 2012
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Gold Room (6th floor), SUBO

Wangari Maathai (1940 - 2011) was a Kenyan environmentalist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement. The movement, a grassroots organization she founded in 1977, teaches Kenyan women how to create and maintain eco-friendly environments in the midst of enormous economic, political, and social oppression.

Please contact Prof. Florence at (718) 951-5000, ext. 3772 or nflorence-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu for more information.
Gender & Power in Sierra Leone
Women Chiefs of the Last Two Centuries


Tuesday, March 13, 2012
5:00PM - 6:30PM
State Lounge (5th floor), SUBO

A book party conversation and celebration with Prof. Lynda Day. In research that spans over 30 years, Prof. Day uses Sierra Leone to explore gendered political authority, illuminating the role it plays in women's history, political history, and political transformation. Embraced by the women chiefs and their extended families, Prof. Day will talk about her experience researching women chiefs and how this experience impacted her professional and personal growth.

Please contact Ms. Adams at (718) 951-5476 or iadams-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu for more information.
Women's Rights & Empowerment in Sierra Leone, West Africa
A Conversation With Martha Chigozie and Prof. Lynda Day


Thursday, March 01, 2012
1:00PM - 2:15PM
Women's Center
227 New Ingersoll

Ms. Chigozie's Sierra Leone-based NGO is dedicated to empowering women and girls through adult literacy, skill building, and leadership training. One of her main goals is the eradication of Female Genital Cutting, a widespread practice in Sierra Leone.

Please contact Ms. Adams at (718) 951-5476 or iadams-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu for more information.

Upcoming Event: Culture as Site for Contest

Culture as Site for Contest: Destroyed Past, Truncated Present, Dubious Future
A Brooklyn College Interdisciplinary Colloquium


Friday, March 02, 2012
5:30PM - 9:00PM
Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th Floor), SUBO

and

Saturday, March 03, 2012
9:00AM - 7:00PM
Georgian Room (Basement), Boylan Hall

A collaborative initiative of the departments of Philosophy, Africana Studies, Political Science, and Secondary Education, this colloquium will discuss epistemicide - the obliteration of a people's intellectual consciousness and heritage - in Africa. An array of eminent scholars from various disciplines will participate and discuss the diverse challenges facing peoples of African descent in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the Philosophy Department's colloquium webpage or contact Ms. Dwyer at (718) 951-5311 or ldywer-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu.
Protest and Sacrifice
A Discussion on Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.


Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:30PM

The Graduate Center, CUNY
The James Gallery
365 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016

As the leader of the Indian independence struggle in the first half of the 20th century, M. K. Gandhi galvanized the marginalized and the voiceless in an epic struggle to gain recognition and freedom. A student of Gandhi’s philosophy, Martin Luther King did much the same as the most important leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Join Jeffrey Ferguson (Black Studies and American Studies, Amherst College) and Uday Mehta (Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY) for a discussion about these two important figures and their shared principles and disagreements. Sujatha Fernandez (Anthropology, Queens, CUNY) will moderate.

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

Exhibition: IndiVisible Dialogue

IndiVisible Dialogue
African-Native American Lives in the Americas


Thursday, February 09, 2012 - Friday, August 31, 2012

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Diker Pavilion
One Bowling Green (near Battery Park)
New York, NY 10004

This 20-panel banner exhibition explores the history, culture and contemporary reality of people who share African-American and Native American ancestry. It also sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture, and creativity, and addresses the human desires of being and belonging. With compelling text and powerful graphics, IndiVisible includes accounts of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity. Stories are set within the context of a larger society that, for centuries, has viewed people through the prism of race brought to the Western Hemisphere by European settlers. The exhibition is accompanied by a 160-page publication and 10-minute media piece.

The exhibition kicks off with a conversation hosted by curator Dr. Gabrielle Tayac (Piscataway) and Dr. Heriberto Dixon (Tutelo) about the history and contemporary cultures of mixed heritage Native people. A book signing will follow the discussion.

The discussion will take place Thursday, February 09, 2012 at 6:00PM in the Diker Pavilion. It will also be simultaneously webcasted online.

Please call (212) 514-3700 or visit the exhibition's website for more information.

Temp Room Change: AFST 3335 (EW6)

Prof. Pierre's class:

AFST 3335
The Black Child and the Urban Education System
6:30PM - 9:15PM
Section EW6

Will be held, for today only, Wednesday, February 08, 2012, in the

Woody-Tanger Auditorium
1st Floor, Brooklyn College Library

for the "Jim Crow Justice" BC event.

Upcoming Event: Jim Crow Justice

Jim Crow Justice
A Black History Month Lecture


Wednesday, February 08, 2012
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Woody-Tanger Auditorium
(Brooklyn College Library)

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad will discuss his book, Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. Dr. Muhammad wrote that 100 years ago New York City police were accused of engaging in a "pattern of discriminatory crime-fighting," with Blacks arrested for crimes that Whites committed with impunity. Dr. Muhammad will reflect on a question: Is New York City's Stop-and-Frisk policy a continuation of these "Jim Crow" practices associated with the post-Civil War South? Prof. Ron Howell and Dean Kimberly Phillips will also speak.

For more information, please contact the Wolfe Institute at (718) 951-5847 or wolfeinstitute-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu.

Upcoming Event - Black Hair Discussion

Black Hair
A Discussion About The Fascination With All "Types" of Black Hair


Tuesday, February 07, 2012
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th Floor), SUBO

According to statistics, Black hair care consumption is incredibly high. Why is that and what are the concerns? Speak about natural, relaxed, locked, and weaved hair. Hosted by the Black History Month Committee and Women of Color.

Light refreshments will be served.
Find It In The Archives: Treasures From The Collection
The Papers of Reverend William Augustus Jones, Jr.


Tuesday, February 07, 2012
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Woody-Tanger Auditorium
(Brooklyn College Library)

Reverend William Augustus Jones Jr. (1934-2006) was a Baptist preacher, activist, author, professor, and pastor of Brooklyn's Bethany Baptist Church.  His inspirational sermons were heard in Brooklyn and around the world, and he served as national president of Operation Breadbasket, the economic arm of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by Martin Luther King, Jr.  Come explore his legacy through his amazing archival collection, which features a letter from then-President Bill Clinton congratulating Reverend Jones "on forty years of dedicated leadership," as well as materials on the boycott he led on the Atlantic and Pacific supermarket chain, his handwritten sermons, and so much more.

Program led by Professor Lynda Day, Department of Africana Studies.

For more information, please contact (718) 951-5346.

Upcoming Event: Sankofa Film Screening

Sankofa
Film Screening & Discussion


Thursday, February 02, 2012
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Maroon Room (6th floor), SUBO

Sankofa is an Akan (Ghanian) word meaning "one must return to the past in order to move forward".

Sankofa is the story of the psychospiritual journey of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman who faces an identity crisis. From the African continent through the Middle Passage and the Americas, Mona relives her past and is transformed. This film is about the still-present legacy of slavery as told from the perspective of its victims. Written and directed by Ethiopian-born filmmaker and Howard University professor Haile Gerima.

For more information, please contact the Wolfe Institute at (718) 951-5847 or wolfeinstitute-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu.
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

and

CORC 3110
Literature of the African Diaspora
6:30PM - 9:15PM
Section ET6

Are Cancelled for today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.
Help restock our local food pantries. In collaboration with Assemblywoman Rhoda S. Jacobs, Brooklyn College is conducting a food drive from Thursday, December 01, 2011 through Friday, December 09, 2011. Canned goods and non-perishable items will be collected on campus and distributed to food pantries throughout our neighborhood.

We are collecting:
  • Canned or Boxed Juice
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned or Packaged Fish and Meats
  • Condensed/Evaporated Milk
  • Boxed Dry Pasta, Rice, and Breakfast Cereals
Donations can be left at various designated spots around campus, including the main Africana Studies department, room 3105 James Hall. Please take note of expiration dates on donated food. Thank you very much in advance!

For more information, please call (718) 951-5391.
Prof. Latortue's classes:

CORC 3110
Literature of the African Diaspora
2:15PM - 3:30PM
Section TR2

and

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

and

AFST 3240 (CMLT 3623 and PRLS 3315)
Caribbean Literature
6:30PM - 9:15PM

Are Cancelled for today, Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

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

AFST 3215
Performing Blackness
12:50PM - 2:05PM

and

CORC 3110
Literature of the African Diaspora
3:40PM - 4:55PM
Section MW3

Are Cancelled for today, Monday, November 21, 2011.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Temp Room Change: CORC 3211 (TR9)

Prof. Peters's class:

CORC 3211
Black Political Identity in a Transnational Context
9:30AM - 10:45AM
Section TR9

Will be held, for tomorrow only, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, in the

Woody-Tanger Auditorium
1st Floor, Brooklyn College Library

Temp Room Change: CORC 3207 (MW11)

Prof. Thomas's class:

CORC 3207
The Caribbeanization of North America
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Section MW11

Will be held, for tomorrow only, Wednesday, November 2, 2011, in the

Bedford Lounge
2nd Floor, Student Center (SUBO)
The Crisis of Black Identity
with Prof. Tunde Bewaji


Wednesday, November 02, 2011
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Bedford Lounge (2nd floor), SUBO

In conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Africana Studies, The Wolfe Institute presents: The Crisis of Black Identity. The Crisis of Black Identity will address how Africana survivors of slavery and colonialism were deculturized, and the effects it had on Black identity both globally and in the African Diaspora context.

For more information, please contact the Wolfe Institute at (718) 951-5847 or wolfeinstitute-at-brooklyn-dot-cuny-dot-edu.

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