Africana Studies 2014 News and Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Department of Africana Studies Sixth Annual Research Symposium

Assembly Hall

8:45 a.m.                Registration

9:15 a.m.                Welcome    Dr. Leonard A. Slade, Jr., Professor and Department Chair

9:20 a.m.                Session One - Faculty Panel

            Moderator - Dr. Kwadwo Sarfoh, Associate Professor

            Dr. Oscar Williams        "Scholarly Activism in the Age of Jim Crow: The Life
                                                of John M. Gandy"

            Prof. Robert Gluck        "A Different Kind of Brew: Miles, Chick, Braxton,
                                                and Jenkins"

            Dr. Maurice Thornton    "Critical Response to the 50th Anniversary of the March
                                                on Washington, D.C."

            Dr. Nicholas Creary       "Chiral Interdiscursivity in the Poetry of B.W. Vilakazi,

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.    Break for Lunch in Assembly Hall, Refreshments Provided

1:00 - 3:50 p.m.        Session Two - Graduate Student Panel

                                Moderator - Ashley Okonkwo

                                Mahamadou Bagayoko        "The 'Sinankunya': A Strategy to Prevent and Solve
                                                                            Conflicts Between Communities in Mali"

                                Andrea Yarbrough-Morris    "A Luta Continua: Black Students, Higher Education, 
                                                                            and Diversity"

                                Chenelle Massey                   "Close Encounters of the Black Kind: Afrofuturism and its
                                                                            Cultural Hacking of Science Fiction"

3:50 - 4:00 p.m.       Closing Remarks - Dr. Leonard A. Slade Jr., Professor and Department Chair

Co-Sponsored by UAS Albany 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2013 Department of Africana Studies Celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa   

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in BA 118