Family Weekend 2016 – African-American Studies at Columbia…Envisioning, Engaging, and Transforming the World, Faculty and Alumni Panel

African-American Studies at Columbia…Envisioning, Engaging, and Transforming the World, Faculty and Alumni Panel
Join us for a panel discussion and casual reception to learn more about how the work and research of professors and graduates of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is relevant to the contemporary moment. IRAAS alumni will discuss the importance of majoring and/or concentrating in African-American Studies and the many career paths that might follow.Come learn more about how African-American Studies at Columbia University is engaging with the on-campus community and beyond.

 

Featuring IRAAS alumnae:

  • Beaulah Agbabiaka, ’16, ’19
  • Dr. Christine Pinnock ’03

10/18/16 WHITE FACES, BLACK LIVES: RACE, REPARATIVE JUSTICE, AND THE DRUG WAR

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DATE & TIME:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 6:30PM TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 4:30PM

By Drug Policy Alliance

LOCATION
Columbia School of Journalism, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
2950 Broadway
New York, New York

Please join us for the White Faces, Black Lives conference, which will be held October 19 from 8:30am – 4:30pm at the Columbia School of Journalism (3rd Floor lecture hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY).
The evening launch event will take place October 18 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at The Center for Arts & Culture, Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Both events are FREE, but you must register for each.

Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-faces-black-lives-race-reparative-justice-and-the-drug-war-tickets-27546229514

 

Source:  http://iraas.columbia.edu/Event/white-faces-black-lives-race-reparative-justice-and-drug-war

Russell Rickford, PhD ’03, ’09 Book Talk

DATE & TIME:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

4:00PM TO 5:30PM

Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Teachers College, Columbia University

306 Russell Hall

RSVP: histanded@tc.columbia.edu

Russel Rickford is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of We Are An African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination, Bettt Shabazz: Surviving Malcolm X, the co-author of Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English, and the editor of Beyond Boundaries: The Manning Marable Reader.

Co-sponsored by the Program in History and Education, Educating Harlem Lecture Series, and Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

 

Source: http://iraas.columbia.edu/Event/we-are-african-people

CONGRATULATIONS! Faculty Member Dr. Kellie Jones Wins MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

IRAAS CONGRATULATES FACULTY MEMBER, DR. KELLIE JONES ON WINNING THE MACARTHUR GENIUS FELLOWSHIP.

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Kellie Jones is an art historian and curator deepening our understanding of contemporary art of the African Diaspora and securing its place in the canons of modern and contemporary art. Her research and curatorial practice, which span large-scale museum exhibitions with extensive catalogues as well as scholarly books and articles, have been instrumental in introducing the work of now seminal black artists (such as Martin Puryear, David Hammons, and Lorna Simpson) to wide audiences and bringing to light long-forgotten or overlooked black artists.

Through the exhibition Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction, 1964–1980 (2006)—which highlighted numerous black artists working in abstract painting or sculpture—and her scholarly work on African American conceptualists, Jones has prompted a reevaluation of the view that African American art of the period was predominantly figurative or representational. At the same time, she refuses to treat the work of black artists as an isolated phenomenon, instead drawing on a keen attention to cross-cultural aesthetics and a highly developed sensitivity to the formal properties of art objects to integrate their work into the broader artistic production of the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980, she both unearthed the histories of previously unknown Los Angeles–based black artists and contextualized their work alongside West Coast artists of other racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Jones’s exploration of interracial differences and racial solidarity among the artists in Now Dig This!reflects her ongoing interest in the ability of art to shape and advance communities, a theme she returned to in Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties (2014). With over 100 works by a diverse set of artists, Witness revealed distinct aesthetic strategies informed by but also responding to the struggle for racial justice, while also making a powerful case for the role of art in the civil rights movement. Through an array of critical interventions, Jones is writing the history of African American art and redefining the contours of American art history in general.

Kellie Jones received a B.A. (1981) from Amherst College and a Ph.D. (1999) from Yale University. She held curatorial positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem (1981–1983), Jamaica Arts Center (1986–1990), and Walker Art Center (1991–1998); was U.S. Commissioner for the Bienal de São Paulo (1989); and was a curator of the Johannesburg Biennale (1997). She was on the faculty of Yale University (1999­–2006) prior to joining the faculty of Columbia University, where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. In addition to her books,EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (2011) and South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (forthcoming, 2017), Jones has authored essays in such journals as Artforum and Third Text and numerous exhibition catalogs.

 

Source: Columbia University, Institute for Research in African American Studies & MacArthur Foundation

Homecoming Black Alumni Council of Columbia University

2016 BAC Homecoming Reception

Saturday, October 22th, 2016 at 7:30pm ET

Save the date for the annual BAC Homecoming–the largest annual get-together of Columbia’s Black alumni from all schools and generations.

Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), the Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC), and alumni from all Columbia schools and generations for the 2016 Black Alumni Homecoming! This festive coming together of the Black Lion family will be an opportunity to network, have a great time, and connect with new and old Columbia friends. The evening includes a buffet dinner, three-hour premium open bar, music, and dancing. Bring business cards!

Price at the door:

$40 students

$80 all others

*Note: Due to Columbia’s alcohol policy, only those 21 and over may attend.

Register online

SAVE THE DATE
Columbia Homecoming
Saturday, October 22, 2016

EVENTS SCHEDULE

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Under the Big Tent
Enjoy a barbecue buffet lunch hosted by the Columbia College Alumni Association. Each ticket includes an all-you-can-eat lunch, soft drinks, and admittance to the Homecoming Carnival. Cash bar also available.

Homecoming Carnival
Bring your friends and family to participate in face-painting, balloon-making, magic, games, arts and crafts, a bounce house and more.

1:30 p.m.
Columbia vs. Dartmouth

TICKETS

Lunch and Homecoming Carnival Tickets
2016homecoming.eventbrite.com
212-851-7834

John Jay Associates: Email cc-steward@columbia.edu for one complimentary lunch ticket.

Game Tickets
gocolumbialions.com/tickets
888-LIONS-11
Premium chairback seats: $25
Reserved bench seats: $15

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