Monthly Archives: July 2012

AAST to co-sponsor top feminist scholar, bell hooks, 31 August


The College of Charleston will host one of the most important feminist scholars of the last several decades on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. bell hooks will present “Writing Beyond Race,” a presentation exploring what it means to live a life that combines political passions and personal commitments.  The event is free and open to the public.

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The Loving Story: documentary screening & reception, 26 July

Within living memory, there was a time when inter-racial marriages were considered illegal.  Follow the story of Mildred and Richard Loving as they fought the state of Virginia to uphold their marriage. 

Avery Research Center will host a reception (5:30pm) and screening (6pm) of this documentary on July 26. 

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Dart After Dark: book discussion series, July 19

Where: John L Dart Library

When: July 19, 2012 at 6:30pm

This book and lecture series is led by Consuela Francis, Director of the College of Charleston’s African-American Studies Program. The selection is “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler, which is a futuristic tale of a young prophetess who can feel the pain of others and has to overcome civil unrest to carry on the hope and faith of a new world.

This event is free an open to the public.  Come, enjoy light snacks and lively discussion and enter a door prize raffle for additional books by Octavia Butler.

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