Past Events

“Two American Myths: The Melting Pot and the Minority-Majority Nation “


Guest Speaker: José Jorge Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Umass Lowell Abstract: For Americans on the left of the political spectrum, there are not many positive takeaways from the 2016 presidential election. One potential silver lining, however, has been the dramatic increase in the Latinx vote and the fact that this group is both the fastest growing minority…
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Information Ethics Roundtable

04/05/2019 - 04/07/2019

The Information Ethics Roundtable (IER) is a yearly conference that brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology, and law to discuss..
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“James Cone and the Gifts of Black Rage”, Xavier Pickett


Xaiver Pickett, Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University This talk explores Black rage through the life and thought of James Cone as a way to reveal the gifts that it has to offer intellectually, ethically and politically. Xavier Pickett is a Faculty Fellow in the Religious Studies Program at New York University. He is…
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“Spiritual Citizenship in Action: African Spirits & Social Justice”, Fadeke Castor


Fadeke Castor, Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department and Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M University  Drawing from her book, Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad (Duke UP, 2017), Fadeke Castor examines the role that transnational Black Liberation movements play in the development of what she coins as “spiritual citizenship.”…
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