Duke University Center for African and African American Research

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October 2014

  • October 01, 2014

    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • October 03, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • October 08, 2014

    • W@CT | OCT. 8 | Faces of Time |Rostros del Tiempo: the untold story of Braceros
    • OCT. 8 | Faces of Time |Rostros del Tiempo: the untold story of Braceros. Round table with participation of: Luis Herrera Robles, Professor Universidad Autonoma of Juarez, Mexico; Don Modesto Zurita, former Bracero; Charles D. Thompson, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University. Presented by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Program of Latino/a Studies in the Global South, CDS, and the Cultural Anthropology Department | Catered by Cosmic Cantina. *In conjunction with the exhibit: Faces of Time |Rostros del Tiempo. Sep. 30 Dicember 19, 2014. Presented by the John Hope Franklin Center
    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • October 10, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • October 15, 2014

    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • October 16, 2014

    • No Struggle No Progress: Howard Fuller's Activism at Duke and Beyond
    • Join us on October 16, 2014, noon-1:15, for a discussion with Howard Fuller, moderated by Mark Anthony Neal. Drawing from his recently published memoir, No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform, Professor Fuller will discuss his experiences working for racial justice and radical social change, from his days as a young activist in North Carolina in the 1960s to his current engagement with the school choice movement.
  • October 17, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • October 20, 2014

    • AfroLez Femcentric Perspectives on Coloring and Queering Gender-Based Violence
    • What is the necessary work each one of us must do to co-create a society and by extension a world without violence? How does a ¿one size fits all¿ violence prevention model harm all victim-survivors? Award-winning Black feminist lesbian filmmaker of NO! The Rape Documentary and international lecturer Aishah Shahidah Simmons will share why she believes it¿s imperative that we ¿color¿ gender and sexuality while we simultaneously ¿queer¿ race to transform rape culture.
    • NO! The Rape Documentary
    • NO! THE RAPE DOCUMENTARY IS A POWERFUL, INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES. IT GIVES A VOICE TO SURVIVORS, DEFIES VICTIMIZATION, AND THOUGHTFULLY BEGINS TO ANSWER THE QUESTION OF HOW TO END GENDER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. THE SCREENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR, AISHAH SHAHIDAH SIMMONS.
  • October 22, 2014

    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • October 24, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!
  • October 27, 2014

    • Algorithms and Ferguson: The New Gatekeepers
    • Ferguson is about many things, starting first with race and policing in America. But it's also about the internet, net neutrality and algorithmic filtering. "Algorithmic filtering is not a vague concern. It's a clear example of why net neutrality is a human rights issue; a free speech issue; and an issue of the voiceless being heard, on their own terms.
  • October 28, 2014

    • Go Vote Early: Free Rides to Polls
    • Vans will pick students and staff up on West and East campuses to take them directly to the NCCU Student Union. The vans will wait there and then return to West and East campuses. Estimated total time: 1 hour. Pick-Up Times: TUESDAY Oct. 28th 1) West @10:45am then East @10:55am, 2) West @5:15 pm then East @5:25 pm // WEDNESDAY Oct. 29th 1) West @10:45am then East @10:55am, 2) West @4:30pm then East @4:40pm // THURSDAY Oct. 30th 1) West @10:45am then East @10:55am, 2) West @5:15 pm then East @5:25 pm. West Campus pick-up location: beside the Allen Building at the curb. East Campus pick-up location: in front of Jarvis dorm, right before the bus stop on the horseshoe. Questions? Contact Prof. Naomi Quinn, (919) 949-1823, naomi.quinn@duke.edu. Sponsor: Committee for a Joint NCCU-Duke Program in African, African American & Diaspora Studies. Vans courtesy of NCCU.
    • Go Vote Early: Free Rides to Polls
    • **The following 2 opportunities for free rides to early voting polls are available ONLY to students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke. [1. DSG FREE SHUTTLES] Students, staff, and faculty who have already registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke can get a free ride to polls this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Shuttles will depart every half hour between 2pm and 5:30pm from the Bryan Center Traffic Circle. The last shuttle will depart from Duke at 5:30 PM. Questions? Contact Tanner Lockhead from DSG at tanner.lockhead@duke.edu. [2. COMMITTEE FOR A JOINT NCCU-DUKE PROGRAM FREE VANS] Another set of free rides will take students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke from West and East campuses to early voting polls at the NCCU Student Union. Tuesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. Wednesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 4:30pm and then on East at 4:40pm. Thursday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. West Campus pick-up location: beside the Allen Building at the curb. East Campus pick-up location: in front of Jarvis dorm, right before the bus stop on the horseshoe. Questions? Contact Professor Naomi Quinn at (919) 949-1823 or naomi.quinn@duke.edu.
  • October 29, 2014

    • Go Vote Early: Free Rides to Polls
    • **The following 2 opportunities for free rides to early voting polls are available ONLY to students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke. [1. DSG FREE SHUTTLES] Students, staff, and faculty who have already registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke can get a free ride to polls this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Shuttles will depart every half hour between 2pm and 5:30pm from the Bryan Center Traffic Circle. The last shuttle will depart from Duke at 5:30 PM. Questions? Contact Tanner Lockhead from DSG at tanner.lockhead@duke.edu. [2. COMMITTEE FOR A JOINT NCCU-DUKE PROGRAM FREE VANS] Another set of free rides will take students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke from West and East campuses to early voting polls at the NCCU Student Union. Tuesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. Wednesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 4:30pm and then on East at 4:40pm. Thursday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. West Campus pick-up location: beside the Allen Building at the curb. East Campus pick-up location: in front of Jarvis dorm, right before the bus stop on the horseshoe. Questions? Contact Professor Naomi Quinn at (919) 949-1823 or naomi.quinn@duke.edu.
    • Mining the Soul Archive
    • "Mining the Soul Archive," will feature Weinger in conversation with Mark Anthony Neal, director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship, a project of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity. The event, free and open to the public, will take place in White Lecture Hall on East Campus. For more than two decades Weinger has produced and overseen the reissues, compilations and DVDs from the Universal Music catalogue, which includes the music of James Brown and Motown, among others.
    • America, Islam, and the Legacy of Dr. King Today
    • The prophetic tradition, led by Martin Luther King and others, was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. What does this tradition have to say to America today, in light of our engagement in the Middle East, Ferguson, and the ongoing economic crisis?
    • Jazz at the Mary Lou
    • Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d¿oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons.
  • October 30, 2014

    • Go Vote Early: Free Rides to Polls
    • **The following 2 opportunities for free rides to early voting polls are available ONLY to students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke. [1. DSG FREE SHUTTLES] Students, staff, and faculty who have already registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke can get a free ride to polls this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Shuttles will depart every half hour between 2pm and 5:30pm from the Bryan Center Traffic Circle. The last shuttle will depart from Duke at 5:30 PM. Questions? Contact Tanner Lockhead from DSG at tanner.lockhead@duke.edu. [2. COMMITTEE FOR A JOINT NCCU-DUKE PROGRAM FREE VANS] Another set of free rides will take students, staff, and faculty who have registered to vote in Durham County/at Duke from West and East campuses to early voting polls at the NCCU Student Union. Tuesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. Wednesday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 4:30pm and then on East at 4:40pm. Thursday: 1st pick-up on West at 10:45am and then on East at 10:55am, 2nd pick-up on West at 5:15pm and then on East at 5:25pm. West Campus pick-up location: beside the Allen Building at the curb. East Campus pick-up location: in front of Jarvis dorm, right before the bus stop on the horseshoe. Questions? Contact Professor Naomi Quinn at (919) 949-1823 or naomi.quinn@duke.edu.
  • October 31, 2014

    • Freestyle Friday
    • Check us out each Friday for festive Freestyle Fridays in the Mary Lou with a different theme each week. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Black culture through music and food, while you get to enjoy wonderful fellowship. 1pm-4pm every Friday!

CAAAR cultivates the best of scholarship about Africa and its diaspora and broadcasts it beyond the ivy walls, not just for the sake of information but also in service to society. The Center is consciously interdisciplinary--encompassing all of the humanities and the social sciences-and international, embracing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Asia. CAAAR supports initiatives by students, faculty, and other professionals in the Duke community, while encouraging collaborations with scholars and professionals worldwide.

J. Lorand Matory, Director.



















 
  • Serah Shani is presently at Yale University, Council on African Studies     Her areas of academic and research interest are: Globalization, Migration, Transnationalism, Political Anthropology, Africa and The African Diaspora, Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Anthropology and Education, Race and Ethnicity studies, and Ethnographic Research


    Geographic Focus:Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Diaspora and the United states

    Languages: English, Swahili, Maasai, Kikuyu and Kisii

Carl James’ extensive background in youth work and community development informs his recent work on educational programs that are responsive to the particular needs, experiences, interests and aspirations of young people living in inner sub-urban contexts. He is particularly engaged in exploring avenues for making education more reflective of community interests, concerns and values, and on enhancing educational and occupational access and equity for marginalized youth.

Scholarly Interests

Equity in education related to ethnicity, race, social class, and gender; anti-racism and multicultural education; urban education; youth and sport; practitioner research; community development (social work); immigrant settlement; immigration and minority issues in Sweden; and social and educational issues in the Caribbean.

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