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Second Annual World AIDS Day Conference

Monday, December 1, 2008 • 6:00 PM

(FAC 419) Flawn Academic Center


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, December 1, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is


"Sites of Memory: The Atlantic and Other Crossings"

Thursday, November 20, 2008 • 5:00 PM

Calhoun Hall Room 100


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, November 17, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is


Diaspora Talk: "Uncovering Blues Lives: The Origins of a 'Empress' In Chattanooga"

Friday, November 14, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

Dr. Michelle Scott examines Bessie Smith's migration to Chattanooga, Tennessee, the popular music of black Chattanooga during the first decade of the twentieth century, and Smith's early years on the vaudeville circuit.


Making Race Making Health Conference

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TBD


Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora: Coming Home. Moving Back to the South

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 • 5:00 PM

ART 1.102

Event: The Department of Art and Art History, the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present a series of visits by Artists and Scholars from the contemporary art world. The series will run from September through November with presentations by Dr. Kobena Mercer , Middlesex University, London; Renee Cox, Photographer; and Beverly McIver, Painter.

Mercer , Cox , and McIver will conduct studio visits


Official Re-Naming Ceremony of the Center for African and African American Studies-John L. Warfield

Friday, November 7, 2008 • 3:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, November 3, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is



Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora: Locating the 'Universal' in the 'Specific'?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 • 5:00 PM

ART 1.1.02

Event: The Department of Art and Art History, the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present a series of visits by Artists and Scholars from the contemporary art world. The series will run from September through November with presentations by Dr. Kobena Mercer , Middlesex University, London; Renee Cox, Photographer; and Beverly McIver, Painter.

Mercer , Cox , and McIver will conduct studio visits


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, October 27, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is


delta dandi

Sunday, October 19, 2008 • 3:00 PM

WIN 2.180

delta dandi is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Women and Their Work, in partnership with Center On Halsted and the National Performance Network. Major contributors of the National Performance Network are Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: npnweb.org


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, October 13, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is


"Incognegro" (book reading)

Friday, October 3, 2008 • 3:00 PM

Intellectual Property - 2402 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78705

Intellectual Properties book reading by Frank Wilderson from his forthcoming genre-bending /Incognegro/ published by South End Press. www.southendpress.org

Intellectual Property
2402 Guadalupe Street,
Austin, TX 78705
www.intellectpropertyaustin.com

www.intellectualpropertyaustin.com


"Progressive Publishers and Academics: The Last Word on Social Justice?"

Friday, October 3, 2008 • 12:15 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

This roundtable of independent publishers focuses on collaborations between progressive presses/bookstores and academics in the development of an international, multi-lingual e-library supporting democratic social movements. Writers, artists, activists, educators will explore collective projects using new approaches to technology, literacy, and organizing.

Schedule:
Friday, October 3, 2008
"Progressive Publishers and Academics: The Last Word on Social Justice?"

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Lecture/Performance: "Random Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the U.S. Abolition of the International Slave Trade on January 1, 1808."

Thursday, October 2, 2008 • 3:30 PM

WIN 2.180

Legendary actress and activist Vinie Burrows will present a lecture/performance entitled "Random Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the U.S. Abolition of the International Slave Trade on January 1, 1808."


Lecture/Performance: "Random Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the U.S. Abolition of the International Slave Trade on January 1, 1808."

Thursday, October 2, 2008 • 3:30 PM

WIN 2.180

Legendary actress and activist Vinie Burrows will present a lecture/performance entitled "Random Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the U.S. Abolition of the International Slave Trade on January 1, 1808."


Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora: What Difference Does Diaspora Make? Art History After Globalization (SEMINAR)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • 3:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Event: The Department of Art and Art History, the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present a series of visits by Artists and Scholars from the contemporary art world. The series will run from September through November with presentations by Dr. Kobena Mercer , Middlesex University, London; Renee Cox, Photographer; and Beverly McIver, Painter.


Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora: What Difference Does Diaspora Make? Art History After Globalization

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 • 5:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Event: The Department of Art and Art History, the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present a series of visits by Artists and Scholars from the contemporary art world. The series will run from September through November with presentations by Dr. Kobena Mercer , Middlesex University, London; Renee Cox, Photographer; and Beverly McIver, Painter.

Mercer , Cox , and McIver will conduct studio visits


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, September 29, 2008 • 12:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)

Adam Williams, MA Student- Radio, TV, Film, with the support from the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), will set in motion a series of documentaries on 'Africans throughout the Diaspora', which will span through both the Fall and Spring semesters. The series is made up of contemporary documentaries that analyze 'specific' issues and experiences that impact and/or that African people from around the globe encounter. It is


Workshop in African Studies: "Race and the Anthropology of Africa"

Friday, September 26, 2008 • 3:00 PM

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232)


Black Faculty Staff Reception

Friday, September 19, 2008 • 5:30 PM

TBD


Documentaries of the African Diaspora: The African Experience Screend and Discussed

Monday, September 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Performing Blackness Series

Sunday, September 14, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Brockett Theater


Diaspora Talk: "White Ignorance"

Friday, September 12, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Performing Blackness Series

Thursday, September 11, 2008 • 8:00 PM

Brockett Theater


Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) Kick Off Event

Friday, September 5, 2008 • 4:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) in partnership with the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS)hosts its kick off event at CAAAS Conference Room, JES A232A.

Please RSVP your attendeance to BGSA president, Ms. Juanita Chin at juanita@prc.utexas.edu


CAAAS New Faculty Luncheon

Friday, August 29, 2008 • 11:30 AM

TBD


CAAAS Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 • 11:30 AM

TBD


Doctoral Portfolio Presentations

Friday, May 2, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Student Open House

Friday, May 2, 2008 • 12:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Peace and Justice Day

Thursday, May 1, 2008

MLK Statue


Black Essence Banquet

Sunday, April 27, 2008 • 6:30 PM

Alumni Center


"Moments We Know"

Sunday, April 27, 2008 • 2:00 PM

WIN 2.180

"Moments We Know" is an interdisciplinary performance exploring epiphany and the familiar; those inspired moments that propel activism, inspire art/love/living and inform who we are/who we become.


Brazil Symposium

Thursday, April 24, 2008

CAAAS Conference Room

On April 24-25, 2008, the University of Texas at Austin's Center for African and African American Studies will host a symposium exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, and violence as they are experienced and perpetrated with relation to (and often extrapolating) the Brazilian nation-state. The symposium will bring together key Afro-Brazilian and United States intellectuals, activists, and artists to discuss the political challenges facing and possibilities for Black communities during


Chord Shift and Blue Notes

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 • 7:30 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Index for Ranking African American Quality of Life

Friday, April 11, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Texas Union Room 4.118

Index for Ranking African American Quality of Life:
As growing numbers of U.S. citizens have migrated to cities in recent decades, urban
quality of life issues have been increasingly measured and analyzed. In particular,
several popular business-oriented magazines, such as Forbes, Kiplinger, and Money
publish annual rankings of cities based upon a variety of social, economic, environmental
and other criteria. It has been noted that the "best" places determined by the met


Yoruba Day

Friday, April 11, 2008

CAAAS Conference Room


Making Europe/Making Europeans:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday April 10th- Friday April 11th 2008,

University of Texas at Austin



The Center for European Studies is pleased to announce the date for our annual international conference "Making Europe/Making Europeans: The Ethnographic and the Everyday". The conference explores notions of European citizenship and identity in relation to key questions relating to Europe's changing borders, the politics of music and sport, and the importance of cities a


Austin Project

Saturday, April 5, 2008

TBD

April 5th - 8:00pm
Women and Their Work
1710 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701

April 6th - 2:00pm
Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street


CAAAS Faculty Meeting

Friday, April 4, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

Friday, March 28, 2008 • 7:00 PM

Thompson Conference Center

Programs will focus on issues related to the African American and Latino experience in today's society such as educational inequality, health care disparities, and the disproportionate representation in the criminal justice system. Furthermore, programs will examine the interaction between African Americans and Latinos and how these issues are manifested in those relationships.


2008 Africa Conference

Friday, March 28, 2008

Texas Union


Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Programs will focus on issues related to the African American and Latino experience in today's society such as educational inequality, health care disparities, and the disproportionate representation in the criminal justice system. Furthermore, programs will examine the interaction between African Americans and Latinos and how these issues are manifested in those relationships.


Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 • 7:00 PM

Prothro Theater (HRC)

Programs will focus on issues related to the African American and Latino experience in today's society such as educational inequality, health care disparities, and the disproportionate representation in the criminal justice system. Furthermore, programs will examine the interaction between African Americans and Latinos and how these issues are manifested in those relationships.


"The Pork Chop Wars"

Saturday, March 22, 2008 • 8:00 PM

WIN 2.180


"Imagining"

Monday, March 17, 2008 • 8:00 PM

WIN 2.180

Helga Davis returns to Austin with her electric and haunting musical compositions.


Africa Seminar

Friday, March 7, 2008 • 12:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

In this presentation, I am concerned with a new reading of sexuality, spirituality and race in the Senegalese film Karmen Gei. This reading offers and explores the formation of sexuality and spirituality through an examination of a work which represents modern Senegalese culture and society. The fundamental question posed by this erotic, subversive and transgressive film is the following: Within modern Senegalese society and culture, is it possible to transcend the sexual taboo of female homosex


Diaspora Talk: The Science of the Word: Race, Place, and the Struggle with Human Technology

Friday, February 29, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

Katherine McKittrick teaches and researches in the areas of black studies, cultural geography and gender studies. Her research examines questions of social and spatial justice in creative texts (musics, fiction, poetry), as well as the work of Sylvia Wynter. Katherine authored Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and co-edited Black Geographies and the Politics of Place.


"The Obama Phenomenon"

Thursday, February 28, 2008 • 4:00 PM

UTC 4.134


The dynamics of shame and humor in Maryse Condé's Célenire cou-coupé

Monday, February 25, 2008 • 4:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


"Sugar"

Thursday, February 21, 2008 • 8:00 PM

The Off Center

This event has been CANCELLED.

Robbie McCauley is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a nationally recognized performance artist. Her provocative play centering on race relations, Sally's Rape, was the subject of a PBS broadcast and was featured in the documentary Conjure Women. She has been an active presence in the American avant-garde theatre for three decades. One of the original cast members who devised for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, Ms.


Activist Scholarship at the Tejas Global Crossroads

Thursday, February 21, 2008

San Jacinto Conference Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Abriendo Brecha V:
Activist Scholarship at the Tejas Global Crossroads


Transitions in the Cuban Revolution

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Transitions in the CUBAN REVOLUTION conference will bring together some of the leading scholars on Cuba to elucidate and analyze transitions in the Revolution, as well as its implications for human interactions, creative activities, and relationships of national and international power. A main component in the discussion will be the current challenges presented in the U.S.-Cuba relationship and its impact on the entire region. This year marks the forty-eighth anniversary of the Revolution that



CAAAS Faculty Meeting

Friday, February 1, 2008 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room


Diaspora Talk: Jos Repertory Theatre of Nigeria

Thursday, January 31, 2008 • 12:30 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

Patrick Jude-Oteh will discuss the ten-year history of the Jos Repertory Theatre and the distinctive ways the company uses dance to create a spectacle and a theatrical narrative.


MLK CELEBRATION

Monday, January 21, 2008 • 9:00 AM

MLK Statue