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April 2018

Reconsidering Education and Imprisonment: A Conversation on Prisons, Race, and Education

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
153 Haines Hall

The UCLA Departments of African American Studies & Education Present: DISPOSSESSION & ENCLOSURE: RECONSIDERING EDUCATION AND IMPRISONMENT a conversation with Sabina Vaught & Damien Sojoyner Sabina Vaught, associate professor and chair of the Tufts University Department of Education & Damien Sojoyner, assistant professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, will discuss their respective books Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School and First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles. Based on extensive ethnography, these groundbreaking examinations…

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Beyond Coloniality: Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Black Forum Room; Haines Hall 153

"Beyond Coloniality: Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition" Lecture by Aaron Kamugisha Aaron Kamugisha is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He is the editor of Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalisms (2013), Caribbean Political Thought: Theories of the Post-Colonial State (2013), (with Yanique Hume) Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora (2013) and Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance (2016), and with Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon and Neil Roberts Journeys in Caribbean Thought: The Paget Henry Reader (2016).…

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Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles Trade-Technical Center, 400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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In Los Angeles and elsewhere, black and brown communities face multiple forms of banishment and exploitation. At this evening of inspiring talks and performances, we shine a light on organizing frameworks and resistance strategies that challenge exclusion and refuse subordination. We invite scholars, residents, activists, community-based and nonprofit organizations, foundations, policymakers and public officials, and all those interested in social justice work, to join us. The full program is available HERE

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“The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam” by Ula Taylor

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Bunche Hall 6275

The UC Consortium for Black Studies presents THE PROMISE OF PATRIARCHY: WOMEN AND THE NATION OF ISLAM  Ula Taylor Chair & Professor, African American Studies at UC Berkeley Monday, April 30th, 2018 | 4:00pm-6:00pm UCLA Bunche Hall 6275 RSVP HERE  Professor Ula Taylor introduces her recently published book,The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam. The patriarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization’s men,…

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June 2018

Department of African American Studies Commencement Ceremony

June 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum, Lenart Auditorium 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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