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Department Renaming Symposium: From "African American Studies" to "Black Studies"

When: Friday, May 19, 2023
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Suzette Denose   (847) 491-5122

Group: African American Studies Department

Category: Academic


BLACK TO FRONT: From "African American Studies" to "Black Studies"

• Keynote speaker: Professor Davarian Baldwin (author, ‘In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower’): “Black Studies and Thoughts on an Abolitionist University”
• Faculty Roundtable: “What is the ‘Black’ in Black Studies?”
• Black Poetry: Cydney Hope Brown
• Graduate Student Panel: ‘What’s Black Studies Got to Do with it?’
• Black Song: Moyana Olivia and Joelle Moore
• Keynote speaker: Zeba Blay (author, ‘Carefree Black Girl’): “What it means to be Black and Carefree in an Unfree World”

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