A Homecoming Bash You Don’t Want to Miss | BAC Homecoming 2015

Dear Fellow Alumni,

If you have not attended the annual Black Alumni Council (BAC) Homecoming, you are missing the largest annual get-together of Columbia’s Black alumni from all schools and generations.

We hope you can make this year’s event on Saturday, October 17 at Providence in
New York City.

Come for food, cocktails, and conversation—and music and dancing, too! In addition to alumni, there will be many faculty members, administrators, and Black student leaders in attendance.

The BAC looks forward to seeing you.

Kevin Matthews ’80CC
President, Black Alumni Council of Columbia University

Date: Saturday, October 17
7:3010:30 p.m.
Location: Providence
311 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
For more information about BAC news, events, and how to become a member, click here.

Questions? E-mail alumni-affinity@columbia.edu

Register
Price in advance:
$20 students
$50 alumni and guests
Price at the door:
$30 students
$70 all others

The price includes a buffet dinner, three-hour premium open bar, music, and dancing.

Please note: due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only students 21 and over may attend.

Support the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund

Every year we award partial scholarships of $10,000 per student to support Columbia’s goal of promoting a diverse student body. The Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund (BACSF) makes it possible for more of today’s young minds and future leaders to receive one of the world’s best undergraduate educations available.

Click here to make an online charitable contribution today: please specify “Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund” (Allocation #17126) in the comments section on the next page.

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“UNEQUAL CITY” BOOK LAUNCH & RECEPTION WITH CARLA SHEDD, PHD 9/24/15

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 6:00PM TO 8:00PM

“UNEQUAL CITY”
Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice
CARLA SHEDD

Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Columbia University

Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University.  Shedd received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and her A.B. in Economics and African American Studies from Smith College.  Her research and teaching interests focus on: crime and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law and society; social inequality; and urban sociology.
Shedd is passionate about illuminating the plight of urban adolescents who each day confront the paradoxes of: a school system that can work to educate or criminalize them; a police department that can work to protect or harass them; and a justice system that can work to rehabilitate or damage them further. Shedd’s first book, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice (Russell Sage, Fall 2015) focuses on the city of Chicago. Centrally, the book examines the two institutions that prominently shape the lives of urban youth: the public school system and the criminal justice system. It also highlights the racially stratified social and physical terrain youth traverse between home and school.  Shedd’s exploration of the “carceral continuum” is extended in her new research capturing and analyzing the myriad legal and extra-legal attributes that impact juvenile justice processing and dispositions in New York City. Shedd has been published in various academic journals and edited book volumes.  She has also received numerous competitive fellowships and grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Consortium on Violence Research, Columbia University, and Northwestern University.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 754 Schermerhorn Ext, Morningside Campus

“RICHARD WRIGHT: REALIZING THE PROMISE OF THE WEST”

“RICHARD WRIGHT: REALIZING THE PROMISE OF THE WEST”

DATE & TIME:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 12:15PM TO 2:00PM

Center for Race, Philosophy & Social Justice Speaker Series
Tommie Shelby, Harvard University
Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and American Studies and of Philosophy

Tommie Shelby received his B.A. from Florida A & M University (1990) and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (1998). Prior to coming to Harvard in 2000, he taught philosophy at Ohio State University (1996-2000). His main areas of research and teaching are Africana philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and social theory. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard, 2005) and coeditor (with Derrick Darby) of Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason (Open Court, 2005).


758 Schermerhorn Ext
Morningside Campus, Columbia University

Source: http://iraas.columbia.edu/Event/richard-wright-realizing-promise-west