Associated Events

2017-2018 Mellon Sawyer Seminars: Forgotten Dreams and Misplaced Revolutions

Panel Discussion: Are Some Revolutions More Important Than Others?
September 11, 2017
5-7 pm, followed by reception 7-8:30 pm | Mandel Atrium

2016 - 2017 Events


AAAS Meet the Majors: A Conversation with Nicole Amarteifio '04

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
11-1pm, Mandel 303 

An African City: Screening and Conversation
featuring Nicole Amarteifio'04

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
5-7:30pm, Wasserman Cinematheque 

Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Dr. Zine Mugabane 

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
12:30pm, International Lounge

The Social Life of DNA

featuring Alondra Nelson
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
4:30pm, International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Black Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures

A Two-day Symposium
Keynote Lecturers:  Khalil Gibran Muhammad and  Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
March 23-24, 2017 

Black Women and Men in Classics in the Bay State and Beyond 

featuring Michele Valerie Ronnick
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
5:00pm, Olin-Sang 116

Rule of Law, Politics, Equality, and the Media: Neil Gorsuch and the Trump Era Court

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
4:30-6pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall/Goldfarb Library  

The King of Islandia: How Segregation and its Violence Made a Man and a Nation Rich

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
4-5:30pm, Olin Sang 207  

Poetry Reading

featuring Carl Phillips
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
5:30-6:30pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall 

Challenging Dominant Historiographies:
The Politics of Representation among the Wolaita of Southern Ethiopia

featuring Justin Dunnavant 

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Noon, Shiffman 219 

"Transparent" Screening & Discussion

featuring Rebecca Walker in conversation with Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
7pm, Wasserman Cinema, Sachar International Center  

FALL 2016 

Diversity in Italian Cinema: Blaxploitation, 100 years of Blackness in the Italian Cinema 

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
7-9pm, Shiffman 219

Meet the Majors

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
5-6:30pm, ICC Lounge 

#TheDialogues: Navigating Race and Gender at Work 

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
4-5:30pm, International Lounge  

When Protection becomes Punishment: Policing the Public (Schools) in an Unequal City
featuring Dr. Carla Shedd  

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
3:30-4:45pm, Shiffman 219 

Talking xylophones: The Musical Language of the Sambla 
featuring Professor Laura McPherson 

Friday, October 14th, 2016 
3:30-5:30, Room 113 (Pearlman Lounge) 

Strangers in their own Land:
Anger and Mourning on the American Right 

featuring Arlie Hochschild
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
3:30-5, Rapaporte Treasure Hall 

#TheDialogues: Implications of the Political Campaign 

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
4-6pm, International Lounge, Usdan 

Summer of Violence

Monday, September 19th, 2016
6:30pm, ICC Lounge

The Emperor's New Genes: Science, Race, Justice, and the Allure of Objectivity 

featuring Dr. Ruha Benjamin
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 
5-6:30pm, International Lounge