What is Africana Studies?
The primary mission of the Africana Studies Institute (formerly the Institute for African American Studies) is to enlighten and inform the University of Connecticut community and the people of the State of Connecticut, nation and the world about the history, culture, contributions and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and abroad. To achieve this goal, the ASI promotes high quality research, scholarship and teaching of the African American experience and sponsors a wide variety of programs on topics and issues that are critical to Black America and pertinent to a better understanding of the Black World.
History And The Tulsa Race Massacre: What's Law Got To Do With It? 9:30am
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
09:30 AM - 03:15 PM
Law School OnlineThis symposium will explore the historical context of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the exclusion of the Black narrative in the development of the law, and law schools' obligation to end this exclusionary cycle. Until the centennial of the Massacre this year, many Americans had never heard of the event, the destruction it caused, or the absence of justice for the Greenwood community. The law has never acknowledged the injustices of the Massacre, much less constructed remedies for its impact on the people of Greenwood. To this day, our nation continues to disregard the history remembered and narrated by Black Americans and the violence that continues to threaten them without redress. This symposium will focus on three main ideas suggested by the devastation of the Greenwood community: lack of historical recognition, lack of legal protection, and lack of knowledge surrounding issues of race in legal education.
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DHMS: On Black Beyond Data Project4:00pm
Monday, October 25th, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Other Zoomwith Jessica Johnson (John Hopkins) and Kim Gallon (Purdue)
Jessica Marie Johnson and Kim Gallon are co-Principal Investigators of Black Beyond Data, a new project backed by a $300,000 Mellon grant. Connecting the fields of digital humanities, Black studies, and data and computation, the project seeks to create an open resource for scholars to combat racial injustice through digital humanities.
To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y-Zq2GCxSauNSMAkqQzlTQ
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Facing History Gallery Talk With Jeffrey Ogbar3:30pm
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campus Benton MuseumJeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Professor of History and Director, Center for the Study of Popular Music at UConn, presents a playlist inspired by the exhibition, Facing History.
Followed by hot cider and donuts in The Benton courtyard.
In collaboration with American Studies & the Center for Popular Music at UConn
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