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2018 Higginbotham Lecture ft. Maya Wiley

Race and Sex in the Time of Trump

 
 

Faculty Colloquium: Kevin Quashie

The Case for an Aesthetics of Black Aliveness



 

 

Africa Lecture Series: David Amponsah

Kwame Nkrumah and the Politics of Religion in Early Postcolonial Ghana


 

Faculty Colloquium: Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

Unapologetically Femme: Queering Black Genders in Beyonce's "Sorry”

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley is Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, where she specializes in Black Feminism and Black Queer Studies.

 

2018 Race & Sports

featuring Kenneth Shropshire, Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, Arizona State University and David W. Hauck Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies andBusiness Ethics, University of Pennsylvania and Collin D. Williams, Jr., Director, Leadership & Education Programs,Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality

2018 Brave Testimony

featuring Husnaa Hashim, Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, and Alysia Harris, award-winning poet

 

PRSS Conference - Ordering the Human: Global Science and Racial Reason

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2018 MLK Lecture in Social Justice

featuring a conversation with Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice; Amber Hikes, Executive Director of the Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia; and Marc Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League

 

2017 Higginbotham Lecture

featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Dr. Camille Charles

The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture was instituted in 1989 in honor of Judge Higginbotham’s contributions to the American legal and scholarly communities. Presented during the fall semester each year, the lecture focuses on a topic, event, or personality in African American and African diasporic communities of either historical or contemporary significance in the areas of history, sociology, social justice, or law.

 

Under the Gun: A Conference on State Violence and Black Populations

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2017 Race and Sports

The Center for Africana Studies and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative conversation on race, sports and activism featuring Preston Brown (Woodrow Wilson High School Football Coach), John Carlos (US Track & Field, ’68 Olympics), Anita DeFrantz (US Rowing Team, ’76 Olympics), Sonny Vaccaro (Sports Marketing, Nike, Adidas and Reebok).

 

The Politics of Black Women's Hair Symposium

Morning Session

 

Late Session

 

2015 Race and Sports 

 

2015 MLK Lecture

 

2014 Higginbotham Lecture 

 

2013 Artist in Residence - Amiri Baraka

 

2013 Higginbotham Lecture

 

Africana Future

Panel One: Knowledge Production and the Fetish of Theory

 
Panel Two: Teleologies of Space, Place and Time

 
Panel Three: Gatekeeping and the Problem of Recognition

 
Panel Four: Black Body Politic

 
 

Future of the Field