- The Dancing Mind Challenge
The Griot Institute for Africana Studies, in partnership with Bertrand Library, will host the Dancing Mind Challenge this fall. This year's event is planned for October 5, 2013 to coincide with Hamlet's Blackberry author William Powers's visit to Bucknell.
The Dancing Mind Challenge, based on Toni Morrison's reflections in her essay "The Dancing Mind," is an opportunity for Bucknell students, faculty and staff, and community members to "unplug" and read without electronic interruptions or distractions for several consecutive hours.
- Post Racial Conference
In November 2012, the Griot Institute for Africana Studies hosted a two-day conference focused on discussing the question of the post-racial in the U.S.
How far has the country come in race relations, and where do we go from here? The Griot invited scholars and artists to this mini-conference held in the direct wake of the 2012 election in hopes of facilitating a generative, intimate conversation and inspiring both traditional scholarly papers and creative and/or performative responses to the topic.
- Griot-Stadler Prize for Poetry
The Griot-Stadler Prize for Poetry is awarded for an unpublished poetry manuscript by a black US poet who has previously published at least one book of poetry. The prize is a joint project of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and the Bucknell University Press.
Myronn Hardy, Catastrophic Bliss