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Posted: January 26, 2011     Nancy J Conrad

Grove Hall Library , 41 Geneva Ave, 617-427-3337

#1 Screening of "The Help" and Discussion
Saturday February 4 at 1 PM

Carolyn Roberts, doctoral candidate in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will lead a discussion after a showing of the Oscar nominee for best picture, The Help. The screening is set for 1 p.m.

Black Spirituality#2 "Other" Spaces of Black Spirituality
Saturday February 11 at 12 PM

Funlayo Wood is a PhD student in the Department of
African and African American Studies at Harvard
University and an initiated priestess in the Yoruba Ifa Orisa

The student will discuss African and African
derived religious practices such as Conjure, Haitian
Vodou, and Yoruba traditions as forces for change
and resistance in African American life.

The Crisis of Mass Incarceration#3 The Crisis of Mass Incarceration
Saturday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Annie Kountz, graduate student at Harvard
University, will give a presentation on incarceration.

She will also discuss its impact it has on the African American community.

Marcus Garvey#4 Marcus Garvey: A Light in the Darkness?
Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Marcus Garvey was a seminal figure in the early 20th
century African American struggle for freedom and

This talk by Lisanne Norman, PhD student at
Harvard University, explores how Garvey's
contribution to this movement is often overlooked
due to his scandalous exit from America.

William Demby#5 William Demby and African American Expatriates in Italy
Saturday February 18 at 11:30 AM

Giovanna Micconinis, PhD student of African American
literature at Harvard University, will discuss William
Demby's life. 

He will examine how how Demby's experiences as an African American GI in WWII and, later, as an expatriate in Italy influenced his literary decisions and shaped his views on race, politics, and art.

Slavery and Harvard

#6 Slavery and Harvard University
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Harvard undergraduates
will present their archival research
on Harvard's relationship with slavery.

Sufi Lecture

#7Sufis in Senegal
Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Oludamini Ogunnaike will give a presentation on Sufism,
the mystical dimension of Islam,
and its powerful presence in Senegal.

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