Spring 2016

Thursday, Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m., Willard Smith Library (VL 125)

CSREG Faculty Colloquium Lecture: Prof. Nick Jones (Spanish Department).
Title: "Out of the Mouths of Slaves: Africanized Iberian Languages in Imperial Iberia."

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Campus Theatre

Film Showing - The Price of the Ticket (part of the Tuesday Night Bucknell Film/Media Series)
(Free for Bucknell students; $2 for every one else)

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301)

Lecture: Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective (Part of the GRIOT African-American Art, Activism & Aesthetics Series)

Saturday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Concert: The Struggle to be Heard– Women Composers and the Symphony
(Part of Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series)

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Bucknell Hall

Lecture: Judith Jamison: Choreographer/Dancer
(Part of the GRIOT, African-American Art, Activism & Aesthetics Series)

Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301)

Lecture: Prof. Clarence Hardy (Yale University)
Title: "Far From God": A Bastard People, Baldwin, Black Religion, and America

Thursday, March 3, 11:30-1 p.m., Willard Smith Library (VL 125)

Prof. Hardy's Faculty/Staff Workshop
(RSVP to mshaunes@buckenell.edu to attend.)

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall

Concert: The Struggle to be Heard– Chamber Music of Diverse Composers
(Part of Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series)

Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 p.m., Willard Smith Library (VL 125)

CSREG Faculty Colloquium Lecture: Prof. Brantley Gasaway (Religious Studies Department).
  Title: "Progressive Evangelicals and the Ethics of Same-Sex Marriage"

Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301)

Lecture: Prof. Michael Cobb (University of Toronto)
Title: "Love, James Baldwin Style, or How Not to Let Social Media Ruin Your Intimacies"

Thursday, March 24, 11:30-1 p.m., Willard Smith Library (VL 125)

Prof. Cobb's Faculty/Staff Workshop
Title:"Style is Political: James Baldwin, Belles-Lettres, and How Beautiful Writing Can Make a Difference"
(RSVP to mshaunes@buckenell.edu to attend.)

Tuesday, March 29, 7- 9 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts

29th Annual Black Experiences Lecture: Melissa Harris Perry
(Also keynote lecture for Bucknell University's First Annual Diversity Summit)

Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., LC Forum

2016 Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Distinguished Lecture
Prof. Judith Plaskow (Professor emeritus of Religious Studies, Manhattan College)
Title: "The Gender Politics of Public Space: Bodies, Restrooms and Social Justice"

Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m., Bucknell Hall

Presentation: Adrian Matejka, poet 
(Part of the GRIOT, African-American Art, Activism & Aesthetics Series)

Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301)

Presentation: Carlton Mackey, professional photographer, filmmaker, and advocate
(Part of the GRIOT, African-American Art, Activism & Aesthetics Series)

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., Carnegie Building Atrium

Roundtable Discussion on Baldwin's Influence on Contemporary Scholarship in the Humanities
Profs. Carol Wayne White (Bucknell University), Glen Retief (Susquehanna University), and James Haile (Bucknell University)

Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Concert: The Struggle to be Heard- Music of Social Justice
(Part of Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series)

Upcoming Events


2016

Film Showing – The Price of the Ticket (part of the Tuesday Night Bucknell Film/Media Series)

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Campus Theatre The film recounts the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist and addresses what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Using rarely-seen archival footage from nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and original scenes from his extraordinary funeral service in December 1987. His close friends and colleagues – even […]

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Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Gallery Theatre (Part of the GRIOT, African-American Art, Activism & Aesthetics Series)   Monica Simpson is the Executive Director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. As an activist, organizer, and artist, Monica has been widely recognized and admired for her relentless support and activism on social justice issues, especially affecting the LGBT and African-American communities. In addition to being widely recognized for her activism and philanthropic efforts, Monica founded Charlotte, North Carolina’s first Black Gay Pride Celebration and Charlotte’;s African-American Giving Circle. She was also the first person of color to […]

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Concert: The Struggle to be Heard– Women Composers and the Symphony

February 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Weis Center for the Performing Arts Commemorating International Women’s Day, The first concert in the Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series explores the music of great women composers.  The concert opens with the overture to The Boatswain’s Mate by Ethel Smyth, British composer and suffragette.  Flute soloist Leslie Cullen will perform Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.  Music from the first symphony of Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra, and Rachel Portman’s original film score to The Cider House Rules completes the program.  Admission is […]

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Judith Jamison: Choreographer/Dancer/Dance Company Director

Wednesday, February 24, 7pm, Bucknell Hall (Co-sponsored with Theatre & Dance and supported with funding from the University Lectureship Committee) Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s and 80s, she appeared as a guest artist with ballet companies all over the world, starred in the hit Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies, and formed her own company, The Jamison Project. She returned to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater […]

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Clarence Hardy: “Far From God”: A Bastard People, Baldwin, Black Religion, and America

Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301) Clarence E. Hardy is professor of the History of American Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and the author of the acclaimed James Baldwin’s God: Sex, Hope and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture. He has written articles that have appeared in The Journal of Religion, Church History, and The American Quarterly and consider various aspects of black religious culture. Professor Hardy is especially interested in the evolution of black religious rhetoric in the United States during the interwar and postwar periods.  He is currently working on two books that consider how black descriptions of the […]

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Concert: The Struggle to Be Heard– Chamber Music of Diverse Composers

March 4, 2016,   7:30 p.m.  Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall (Part of The Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice) The second concert of the Bucknell Orchestra Semester of Social Justice Series presents performances of chamber music by diverse, underrepresented composers.  The program includes works by African-American Composer William Grant Still, openly gay, turn of the 20th century composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes, transgendered composer Angela Morley, and woman composer Sylvia Glickman.  Students from the Bucknell Orchestra, and the Metta Quartet will perform.  Admission is free.  This concert is made possible in part with support from the President’s Fund, the It Starts […]

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Michael Cobb: “Love, James Baldwin Style, or How Not to Let Social Media Ruin Your Intimacies”

Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., ELC Gallery Theatre (LC 301) Michael Cobb is Professor of English at the University of Toronto with cross appointments with the Centre for the Study of Religion, the Drama Centre, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Cobb has written on Baldwin’s oeuvre and is the author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and Racial Blasphemies: Race and Religious Irreverance in American Literature. His next book, Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled, will also appear soon from New York University Press. His essays on race, […]

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The spring 2016 series is rooted in questions about the intersections of identity, race, gender, sexuality, aesthetics, and activism as they affect and inform a wide range of African American artistic and cultural expressions.

Spring 2016 Series
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Faculty Colloquia

The CSREG faculty colloquia series enables Bucknell faculty to present their ongoing research and works-in-progress to fellow faculty members and students.

Spring presenters include Nick Jones (Spanish) and Brantley Gasaway (Religious Studies).

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Reading Groups

The Center provides funds and support for both ongoing reading groups and groups associated with particular speakers or events.

A spring reading group, organized by Prof. Amy McCready (political science), discussed Our Bodies: Whose Property by Anne Phillips. 

Learn more about our reading groups
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