Category Archives: Events

on-campus and off-campus events hosted/sponsored by AAST or recognized as relevant to African American Studies

Teach-In: Tools for Navigating Post-Election America

December 5th at 5pm
Arnold Hall

A brief panel for contexualizing the election will be followed by break-out sessions on a wide range of topics such as transphobia, voting rights, sexism, anti-semitism, homophobia, white supremacy, and engaging with family across political divides.

Sponsored by African American Studies, History, International Studies, Office of Institutional Diversity, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Teacher Education, and Women and Gender Studies.

PANELISTS:
TANNER CRUNELLE ‘20
RACHEL MCKINNON, PHILOSOPHY
TRISANI MUKHOPADHYAY ‘19
MARI N. CRABTREE, AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
NOAH JONES ‘20
MATTHEW CRESSLER, RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Teach-In: Police Brutality

September 10th at 7:00pm
Robert Scott Small 235

Roots. Causes. Consequences. Solutions.
The murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston last April sparked outrage locally and nationally about the problem of police brutality. Learn more about the public policies and social forces that have caused and exacerbated police brutality as well as consequences and solutions from a panel of experts. This event is open to the public.

 

Panelists:
Dr. Mari N. Crabtree College of Charleston
Muhiyidin D’Baha Black Lives Matter
Pastor Thomas Dixon The Coalition: People United to Take Back Our Community
Susan Dunn American Civil Liberties Union

 

2015 Student Diversity Conference & Social Justice Symposium

StudentDiversityConferencehttp://diversity.cofc.edu/2014-student-diversity-conference.php 

The Social Justice Symposium will be the first event of the 4th Annual Student Diversity Conference (April 10th and 11th). The purpose of the Symposium is to feature the work of our students who have developed research or community-based  projects that further social justice goals.  The Symposium is free and open to the public.  Dr. Hollis France (Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center) will serve as a discussant to raise comments and questions for the presenters and audience following the presentations.

CofC Theatre: Home on the Mornin’ Train

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This week, the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will open Kim Hines’ moving drama, Home on the Mornin’ Train.

The kindness of strangers amidst great danger has kept the Underground Railroad alive to this day. In this play, the audience sees the freedom train in action as two stories unfold a hundred years apart. In 1939 as World War II begins, young Jews escaping Germany find inspiration in a book about the journey of young slaves escaping the South, in 1839. Intertwined in their stories are beautiful African American and Jewish songs that speak to a legacy of hope through the ages. Their stories stand as a testament to the unimaginable courage to reach out and help no matter one’s color, one’s beliefs or one’s station in life.

Director and Music Director of the production, Laura Turner, describes the drama, stating, “Unlike most scripts dealing with Slavery or the Holocaust, this play chooses to focus on the brave work done by those willing to risk their lives for freedom. Instead of dwelling on the horrible circumstances of the characters’ situations, this play’s uplifting music and surprising moments of humor, takes the audience on a journey of hope.”

DETAILS: The production will take place Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15 with a second run from Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 22. The performances will take place at the Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m, except the Sunday shows, which will take place at 3:00 p.m. only. The performances on Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, March 21 will take place at both 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for College of Charleston students, faculty/staff, and senior citizens and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at theatre.cofc.edu, or by email or phone (843) 953-6306.