Mr. Rodney Leon will present the following talk in the Richard B. Moore Library, SBS S224 on Wednesday, February 28th at 4:00PM:
The role of architecture in preservation of truth and memory
Light refreshments served. This program is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Humanities Institute.
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Please join us for a round table discussion on Africana Studies’ 50 year anniversary.
The discussion will be Wednesday, February 14th at 1:00PM (campus life time) in the Richard B. Moore Library, SBS S224.
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Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Reading Room
The Libraries Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Africana Studies and Music Department celebrate:
“History of Hip Hop”
Screening of select portions from 3 documentaries: Copyright Criminals, Something for Nothing: The Art of Rap, and Hip Hop: Beyond Hits and Rhymesalong with a panel discussion.
Parrish Smith (EPMD)
Zebulon Miletsky (Africana Studies)
Angelique Lucien (Africana Studies)
David Brounley (Music)
The event provides insight into the history of this American music genre. It also examines the culture and artistry of Hip Hop music.
Source: The History of Hip-Hop
BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE BY NEIL ROBERTS
Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (ET)
West Campus – Humanities – 1008
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook NY 11794
Neil Roberts is an associate professor of Africana studies, political theory, and the philosophy of religion at Williams College.
He is author of the award-winning Freedom as Marronage and the collaborative work Journeys in Caribbean Thought. Roberts has authored numerous published and forthcoming articles, reviews and book chapters, and is co-editor of both the CAS Working Papers Series in Africana Studies (with Ben Vinson III) and a collection of essays (with Jane Anna Gordon) entitled Creolizing Rousseau. He is also guest-editor of a Theory & Event symposium on the Trayvon Martin case. Roberts has received fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and is a member of the Caribbean Philosophical Association Board of Directors. He is presently completing A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass for the University Press of Kentucky.
Lecture Title: Why Marronage Still Matters
Abstract: What is the opposite of freedom? Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force. Crucial to his investigation is the concept of marronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space. In this lecture, Roberts will explore how what he calls the “post-Western” concept and practice of marronage—of flight—bears on our world today.
Dr. Tracey L. Walters and Africana Studies invite you to the following AFS event:
A talk by Doctoral candidate in History, Aishah Scott entitled:
“Breaking the Cycle: The Socioeconomic Factor, Respectability, Politics and HIV/AIDS”
First in a year-long series of events on Henrietta Lacks
Wednesday, September 11th 1PM-2:20PM
SBS S 224 (The Richard B. Moore Library) Light Refreshments Served.
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Dr. Tracey L. Walters invites you to a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00PM-5:15PM in the UNITI Cultural Center, 169 Student Activities Center (SAC) on the following topic:
Removal of the Monuments to the Confederacy
Dr. Georges Fouron (AFS) and Dr. Robert Chase (HIS) will join Stony Brook students in discussing this important topic.
Questions? Please call Ann at 631 632 7470.
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Please let students know about AFS 283, the community volunteer initiative for credit taught by Dr. Tracey L. Walters.
The Stony Brook University AFS 283 Community outreach Mentoring Program, in partnership with Tri Community and Youth Agency, is a 3 credit mentoring program designed to provide academic support and guidance for “at risk” students from underserved neighborhoods, through group discussions, classroom instruction, guest speakers, and one-on-one mentoring sessions through field experience, readings, research, and discussion, students focus on social and educational problems relating primarily to the African-American and Latinx experience. Tri-Community students travel by bus to Stony Brook.
All students must complete training, on-line instruction, and assignments.
Course Prerequisites: none Instructor: Dr. Tracey L. Walters
Meets bi-weekly, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Richard B. Moore Library (S224)