The BAMS Brown Bag lectures are offered monthly and provide an opportunity for BAMS faculty to share their research and scholarship with the University community. From time to time, the scholarship of our faculty intersects events that are particularly timely and important to African American citizens in a particular locale or in the world generally. When contemporary events connect with the scholarship of one our faculty, we sponsor a presentation and discussion on the topic or event. Beyond these timely topics, we also bring important scholarship and research on ongoing issues. In sum, the BAMS Brown Bag is scholarly forum for presentations that offers a chance to engage in discussion and exchange. It is vibrant and vital, and an important contribution to the discourse on Black American Studies at the University of Delaware.
UPCOMING BROWN BAGS
Please note changed location and timing for lectures
The Department of Black American Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series is happy to present the following speakers for spring semester 2012:
Monday, February 13: "Dukes vs Wal-Mart: Unconscious Bias in a “Post Racial” America," Dr. Leland Ware, Louis L. Redding Chair and Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Delaware.
Tuesday, March 13, 3:30-5:00pm in 127 Memorial Hall: "Round-table Discussion on Black Studies Then and Now," Part II.
Tuesday, April 10, 3:30-5:00pm in 319 Willard Hall: "Beyond Black and White: African Americans and Native Americans in the Age of Jim Crow”, Dr. Arica L. Coleman, Assistant Professor of Black American Studies, University of Delaware and Lynette Allston, Chief of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia.
Monday, May 14: “Educational and Cultural Principles Behind Kuumba Academy and Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington, DE”, Ms. H. Raye Jones Avery, Executive Director, Christina Cultural Arts Center.
The Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Lectures will be held from 12:20-1:10pm in room 203 Munroe Hall (unless otherwise noted). Each lecture is about 30 minutes and is followed by open discussion. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy this vibrant and stimulating exchange of ideas.
For more information on the series, please call the Black American Studies Department at (302) 831-2897.