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David Stovall, Black Studies as Community Commitment: The Radical Path Forward Despite Challenging Times

When: Wed, Feb 21 2018 4:45pm

Where: SUB Ballroom B

The Africana Studies Program, in partnership with the LLSS Graduate Student Association and the COE Graduate Leadership Association at the University of New Mexico, are proud to host Professor of African American Studies and Education Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and well-regarded CRT scholar, David Omotoso Stovall to speak on the topic:Black Studies as Community Commitment: The Radical Path Forward Despite Challenging Times
Dr. Stovall seeks to engage one of the original visions of Black Studies departments in relationship to authentic community engagement.  As many Black Studies departments envisioned themselves as sites of affirmation and critical inquiry, one of the most critical components of this movement is centered in community change.  Returning to this idea, this discussion seeks to present critical questions beyond the singular project of academic inquiry, challenging current and emerging Black Studies programs to continue to operate as reflections of the communities they were intended to support.

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE DIVISION FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION, THE MEN OF COLOR INITIATIVE, AND THE ALBUQUERQUE (NM) CHAPTER OF THE LINKS, INCORPORATED AS PART OF THEIR BLACK LIVES MATTER INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS AND IMPROVE CAMPUS CLIMATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Spring 2018 Cortez Williams Lecture Series

This event is part of Africana Studies Inaugural Cortez Williams Lecture Series on The Black Experience in the Southwest, which provides a platform for sharing knowledge with the University and greater New Mexico community. The theme of the 2018 lecture series is: Reaffirming Black Studies for the 21st Century and Beyond.

For more information email The Africana Studies Program at afamstds@unm.edu

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