African American Studies

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Ethiopian Cinema and Oromo Democracy During Political Crisis

Join Dr. Steven W. Thomas, Associate professor of English and Film Studies at Wagner College, New York for a guest lecture on how Oromo movies made in 2015 and 2016 show the Gada system of democracy.  Two short 10-minute films will be screened to illustrate the core Oromo ideas.  Dr....

Feb 5, 2019 Lisa Stephens

None of the Above - Book Talk and Signing

None of the Above:  The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators. In 2013, 35 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing students' answers on...

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Jan 29, 2019 Lisa Stephens

Book Reading and Signing

You are invited to a Book Reading and Signing by Professor Jonathan Shandell, Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  The role of the artist in the cause of Black freedom has been a hotly debated topic for generations now.  Dr. Shandell's The American Negro Theatre and the Long...

Feb 12, 2018 Patricia Greenwood

National African American Read-in

Arcadia will hold its 6th annual celebration of Africana Literature and Writing. The "National African American Read-In" was created 29 years ago by members of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to educate others about the literary contributions of African Americans and later,...

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Jan 16, 2018 May Their Aye

The Civility in Action Leadership Discussion Series: Engaging in conversations about race across the races

Join in the conversation! Why is is that some people are unwilling to sit down and talk about race and racism? This event is only open to current Arcadia Students, Faculty and Staff. 

Jan 5, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Program

Arcadia's Office of Institutional Diversity, in collaboration with the Cheltenham Branch NAACP, will host its 8th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recognition Program.

Nov 29, 2017 May Their Aye

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Join Black Awareness Society in this Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Learn about Kwanzaa while enjoying food, the talented Scarlet Steppers, Spoken Word and making arts and crafts.

Nov 27, 2017 Baaqeyah Amala Muhammad El

F.E.A.R. - False Evidence Appearing Real

The first year seminars (Words of Mass Destruction and Reading Between the Rhymes) would like to welcome you to our annual spoken word event here at Arcadia University. The theme this year is FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real. If you are interested in attending, please email: mmerriman@...

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Feb 17, 2017 May Their Aye

The Hidden Figures of Social Change

Come out as we celebrate and recognize African American History month through art, music and spoken word. Come hear the many histories of African-Americans and their movement and how they have shaped the world we live in today.  Please contact Octavius Blount for more information....

Dec 22, 2016 May Their Aye

National African American Read In

The annual National African American Read-In brings together students, staff, faculty and friends to share a book, public reading and/or presentations that feature professional African American writers. Those interested in participating should reach out to Angela McNeil. 

Dec 9, 2016 May Their Aye

The Diversity Enrichment Mini-Institute

The Real Talk Symposium: Engaging Diversity Through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitated by Mr. Tchet Dereic Dorman and Hillary Blecker, Pyramid Consulting Services REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.​ Open ONLY to Arcadia University students, staff and faculty. Seating is limited to...

Dec 9, 2016 May Their Aye

KeyArts Productions: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

This insightful multimedia presentation focuses on the important role that students played during the civil rights era in the USA and how student activism became the norm at universities around the country. Learn how an isolated act of civil disobedience at a Greensboro, S.C. lunch counter sit-in...