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., Tustin Studio Theatre

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


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).

See the full schedule

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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