Jan. 27, 7 p.m., ELC Forum
Environmental Racism (lecture and discussion)
Robert Bullard, “Father of Environmental Justice”
Dr. Bullard’s lecture will address recent examples of environmental racism including the governmental response to Katrina among other issues.
Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Gallery Theatre
The Abolitionists (film screening)
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. The Abolitionists was produced and directed by Rob Rapley and Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH. Part of the Griot Institute Civil Rights Series.
Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Gallery Theatre
Ernest Green (lecture and discussion)
Ernest and eight other black students were the first to integrate Central High, following the 1954 US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that declared racial segregation illegal. Part of the Griot Institute Civil Rights Series.
Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m., Samek Gallery
Afrofuturism and Beyond (panel discussion)
This panel considers Afrofuturism, a vibrant genre of science fiction represented in art, literature, film, and music in conjunction with our special exhibition, “Afrotechtopia.”
Panelists include Dawn Lundy Martin of the University of Pittsburgh, Delinda Collier, Assistant Professor in Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, artist and curator Ingrid LaFleur, and Nikki Young of Bucknell as moderator. A reception follows the talk.
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., ELC Forum
Food Justice (lecture and discussion)
Robert Gottlieb, Occidental College
Dr. Gottlieb will discuss the contemporary Food Justice movement. He is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute and author and co-author of 11 books.
Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Campus Theatre
Thanks for the Joy (blues concert)
Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb
Longtime friends and collaborators Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb join forces to celebrate a night of joyful roots music.
Feb 14, 7 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Bernice Johnson-Reagon (lecture and discussion)
For more than a half-century, Bernice Johnson-Reagon has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice; singing, teaching-speaking out against racism and organized inequities of all kinds. Part of the Griot Institute Civil Rights Series.
Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Gallery Theatre
Slavery by Another Name (film screening)
Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thousands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II. Part of the Griot Institute Civil Rights Series.
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