Black History Month

Black History Month.

On Wednesday, February 8th Yohuru Williams will speak on “Rethinking the Black Panther Party: Race, Class, and American
Democracy in the 21st Century”

Director of Black Studies and Associate Professor of History at
Fairfield University, Dr. Williams is author of “Black
Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black
Panther Party in New Haven (2000)” and is co-editor of two
forthcoming anthologies on the Black Panthers.

This lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Africana
Studies, will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Wang Center, Lecture
Hall 2.

On Thursday, February 9th, Robin D.G. Kelley will present
“Africa Speaks, America Answers: The Drum Wars of Guy Warren.”

Robin D. G. Kelley is the William B. Ransford Professor of
Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia University. He
is an award-winning author and leading United States
African-American studies scholar. His teaching and research
interests have focused on African diaspora, urban studies,
working class radicalism, and cultural history with an
emphasis on music.

This lecture, co-sponsored by the Department of Africana
Studies and the Humanities Institute, will begin at 4:00 p.m.
in the Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 1006.

Please extend this invitation to any students or members of
the community you feel may be interested in attending.

Thank you,
Robert McGrath, Provost and Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs

Embracing the Infidel and Refusing Silence

1. March 15

Embracing the Infidel:
Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West
Lecture, slide presentation, and book signing by Behzad Yaghmaian, author of Embracing the Infidel: Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West (2005). He takes readers on an journey that stretches from the Middle East and Africa to Western Europe and the United States. From 2002 through 2004, the author lived among Muslim immigrants in ghettos, transition camps, and safe houses and recorded their experiences. Many have survived war, imprisonment, and political and social persecution. At a time when immigrants are too often reduced to statistics or demonized, Embracing the Infidel puts human faces on these marginalized people who simply want to live freely. Behzad Yaghmaian is an Iranian-born U.S. national who has over fifteen years of experience in studying, teaching, and writing about issues of international political economy, globalization, and the Middle East. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, March 15, 12:45 p.m., Wang Lecture Hall 1

2. May 2

Refusing Silence: The Life and Poetry of Huang Xiang
The moving life story and passionate poetry of Huang Xiang come alive in this bi-lingual reading (Chinese and English). Currently a resident in the Cities of Asylum program in Pittsburgh, Huang Xiang has authored twenty books, and was imprisoned twelve years in his native China for advocating self-expression and freedom. Two short documenatries featuring Huang Xiang and his muse, his wife, the writer Qiu Xiao Yu’lan, will precede the poetry reading. Reception to follow. Co-Sponsored with Movement One: Creative Coalition.
Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 p.m., Wang Lecture Hall 1

Sunita S. Mukhi, Ph.D.
Director of Asian and Asian American Programs
Charles B. Wang Center
Suite 302
Stony Brook University
4040 SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040
PH: 631-632-6353
Fax: 631-632-9503

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