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African American Read-In!

Mark your calendars now for the African American Read-In: Celebrating the Work of Toni Morrison.
African American Studies and English are co-hosting an “African American Read-In” in celebration of Black History Month and Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday. The “Read-In” is an event focused on raising awareness and celebrating the African American literary tradition. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English in 1990, Read Ins are held every year in February across the world. Faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join AAST and ENGL to read aloud (often dramatically) from their favorite African American writers. The goal is to spend several hours reading,sharing, and celebrating writers of African descent! Our focus will be on celebrating the work Toni Morrison, who transitioned in August 2019.

 

African American Studies Spring 2020 Film Festival

This semesters African American Studies Film Festival is “Religion and Resistance on Film”

February 3: Birth of a Nation

February 10: Father’s Kingdom

February 17: Daughters of the Dust

February 24: Malcolm X

These exciting screening will be held in Septima Clark Auditorium (Education Center 118) at 6:00pm and are free and open to the public. A discussion of the films facilitated by a faculty member will follow each screening. Refreshments will be served.

Port of Entry – Episode 1 – “Alumni Spotlight–Olivia Williams and that viral Washington Post article!”

Click the link below to listen to the 1st episode of Port of Entry!
Episode 1: “Alumni Spotlight–Olivia Williams and that viral Washington Post article!”Olivia Williams ’15

August 19, 2019
Kameelah Martin, Director of African American Studies at the College of Charleston interviews Olivia Williams (’15) on the heels of the Washington Post article that exposed white tourists who visit historic plantation sites and resent being presented with what actually transpired there. She also shares why completing a double major in African American Studies has been critical to her career trajectory.

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