Since 1987, Bucknell University has organized an annual Black Experiences Lecture. Each fall the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender sponsors this Lecture, focused primarily on the African American experience. The Black Experience Lecture is intended for a wide audience and draws audience members from the campus as well as the local community. The series has featured prominent scholars from a range of disciplines including political science, linguistics, anthropology, history and photography.

Professor Angela Harris

Professor Angela Harris

Tuesday, Sept 20, 7 p.m., ELC Forum (LC 272)
FREE and open to the public. || View poster

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (CSREG) is pleased to announce that the 30th Annual Black Experiences lecture will be delivered by Professor Angela Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law, Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality, and Director, Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies at the University of California at Davis.

Professor Harris is a specialist in Critical Race Theory, Feminist Jurisprudence, Law and Cultural Studies, Race Relations, Women's Rights, and Law and Society. || Learn More

Professor Harris will also give a faculty lunch colloquium on: "How the Equal Protection Clause Protects White Privilege"from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in LC 217. An invitation for the colloquium will be sent out soon; RSVP required.

"Food, Farming, and Freedom: The New Black Agrarians"

Black urban farmers and gardeners in San Francisco's Bay Area have a vision that is both old and new. Like one of our country's most famous founders, Thomas Jefferson, they believe that small farming makes for good citizens. Unlike Jefferson, they are also committed to anti-racism and multicultural solidarity. Their vision of the good life does not fit the traditional civil rights paradigm. This lecture will argue that the new Black agrarianism represents a perhaps surprising complement to the Black Lives Matter movement, and also that it constitutes one of the arts of living on a damaged planet.

Recent Speakers

2016: Melissa Harris Perry

2014: Diane Nash

"The Movements of the '60s: A legacy for Today"

2013: Sami Schalk

"Blackness and Disability: From Slavery to a Not-so-Distant Future"

2012: Barbara Smith

"Black Feminist Activism: My Next Chapter"

2011: Ben Vinson III (Johns Hopkins University)

"Black Synergies: Surveying Afromexican History with African American Linkages"

2010: Michelle M. Wright (Northwestern University)

"Black, But Not Like You: Race and Representation in the Age of Obama"

2009: Jennifer Bloomquist (Gettysburg College)

2008: Melissa Harris-Lacewell (Princeton University)

2007: Michael Gomez (New York University)

2006: Michael Blakey (College of William and Mary)

2005: Deborah Willis (New York University)

2004: Joy James (Brown)

2003: Tricia Rose (UC-Santa Cruz)

2002: Wahneema Lubiano (Duke)

2001: Kendall Thomas (Columbia)

2001: Lewis Gordon (Brown)

2000: Christopher Edley, Jr. (Harvard)

In the 1990s, Bucknell hosted Cornel West (1991), Mary Helen Washington (1992), Angela Davis (1994), Michele Wallace (1995), and Kimberle Crenshaw (1998).


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