Events

Conversation with Michael Arceneaux
The 2018 Mark D. Gordon LectureJoin us for a conversation with Michael Arceneaux, the author of I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé. Through his candor and wit, Michael unapologetically address race, sexuality, religion, as pop culture through the lens of marginalization in today’s America. Michael comments on his life as a black gay man, and how his Catholic upbringing and Howard University education have helped him give voice to an often silenced community. His writing is serious about the issues but also full of joy, humor, and love of Beyoncé! In addition to his recent book publication, Michael has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, Essence, and The Root, as well as appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and Viceland.
October 23, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm
ARCH 208, 3601 Locust Walk
From College Campuses to #Me Too: Sexual Assault in America
Dr. Sorenson will discuss how views on sexual assault have changed during the past 50-years with a particular focus on the role of college campuses.  The hour will be split between her talk and a conversation about what might be next.
October 24, 2018 12:00pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Reflections on Sexual Assault in American Society
As part of the Diversity Lecture Series, Dr. Susan Sorenson, Professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice, will reflect on increasing women’s well-being by identifying societal changes that might affect violence against women and girls, using the latest technological advances in qualitative and quantitative research.
October 24, 2018 12:00pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
The Case for an Aesthetics of Black Aliveness by Kevin Quashie
Africana Studies Faculty Colloquium presents: The Case for an Aesthetics of Black Aliveness by Kevin Quashie, professor in the Department of English at Brown University. He is the author of three books, most recently The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture (2012).
October 24, 2018 5:30pm
3401 Walnut Street Seminar Room 330A
Street Harassment: Unsafe, Uncomfortable, and Untracked
Amber Hikes & Jovida Hill discuss the lack of understanding, the unsafe feelings, the harassment of women, minorities, and those in the LGBT community, as well tips on how to respond and, perhaps, how to end street harassment.
October 26, 2018 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Houston Hall, Golkin , Room 223, 3417 Spruce Street
THE SPECTRE OF RACE
Join us for a book talk with Michael Hanchard about his book, "The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy."  Light refreshments will be provided.  This event is free and open to the public. If you require reasonable accommodations, please provide at least 5 days notice.
October 30, 2018 5:30pm
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore 3601 Walnut Street
BACK TO BLACK: RETELLING BLACK RADICALISM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Join us for a book talk with Kehinde Andrews, Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.
November 6, 2018 5:30pm
Africana Studies Seminar Room, 330A 3401 Walnut St.
HIGGINBOTHAM LECTURE BY MAYA WILEY
Maya Wiley presents the Higginbotham Lecture.
November 7, 2018 5:00pm
Silverman Hall, 245a 3501 Sansom Street
Think Me Nuthing? Raising Awareness of the Black Deaf Community
Ritchie Bryant, Lecturer, National Technical Institute for the Deaf The existence of a distinct Black Deaf culture has often gone unnoticed in the predominately white Deaf community. Ritchie Bryant, a native ASL user and interpreter, discusses the many artistic and linguistic contributions of Black Deaf people to the wider society.
November 8, 2018 5:00pm
B-1 Meyerson Hall, 210 S 34th Street
PENN ALUMNI READING CLUB - MARY FRANCES BERRY
Join Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History and Africana Studies, and Penn Professor Camille Charles for an interactive discussion of Dr. Berry's newest book, History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times. This event is co-hosted by Alumni Education and the Center for Africana Studies and co-sponsored by Penn Spectrum Programs, and the Black Alumni Society.
November 10, 2018 9:30am
Sweeten Alumni House or Online

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