Conferences and Events for 2013-2014
November 2, 2013
The theme of the third student led conference is "Understanding Africa in 21st. Century." Selected students from LC and Rh campuses will be presenting their final papers at the conference. The conference will be open to students, faculty, and members of the public. We expect 12 students from both campuses to participate. Download the flyer now.
Black History Month Symposium on Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Featuring keynote speaker, Kristen Clarke, Esq. and journalist Farai Chideya
Black History Month 2014 co-sponsored with Fordham Law
February 22, 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th Street, 12th Floor Faculty Lounge
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Civil Rights in the 21st Century celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act will feature Keynote Speaker, Kristen Clarke, Esq., Bureau Chief Civil Rights Division, New York State Attorney General's Office and Respondent, Farai Chideya, journalist and political analyst.
The Civil Rights Act stands as the nation’s benchmark civil rights legislation, opening the door for other landmark laws including the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Despite meaningful progress achieved since passage of the Civil Rights Act, significant challenges remain and racial discrimination continues to stand as a threat to equality. Robust enforcement of civil rights laws remains necessary now more than ever to ensure that we do not roll back the fragile gains that have been made over the course of the past 50 years. Ms Clarke's presentation will focus on many of the current challenges which stand as a threat to equal justice under law and the continuing need to tackle the persistence of racial discrimination in American life.
Open to the Public. RSVP recommended but not required. Contact us at Department of African and African American Studies 212-636-6360 or 718 817-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium on Perspectives on National Reconciliation in Africa: Lessons learnt from South Africa, Rwanda, and Sudan
April 5, 2014
The title of the symposium is “Perspectives on National Reconciliation in Africa: Lessons learned from South Africa, Rwanda, and Sudans”. The symposium will discuss the processes of reconciliation and peace in South Africa, Rwanda and Sudans. The symposium will be divided into four sessions. The first session will focus on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The second session will address the experience of Rwanda after the genocide of 1994. The third session will discuss issues relate to the challenges of justice and reconciliation in South Sudan and Sudan. The fourth session will identify some of the lessons learnt from these three cases. Respected academics and representatives of the three countries at the UN will be invited to present papers at the conference.
Lecture on Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa
April 10, 2014
Dr. Catherine Higgs, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will be giving a lecture titled "Slaves and Sweets: Chocolate production in Nineteenth-century Africa" which will be held on April 10, 4:00pm, at the Rose Hill Campus, O'Hare Special Collections, 4th Floor - Walsh Library.