Reception Photos for Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, IRAAS MA ’06

Reception for Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, IRAAS MA ’06
The Institute for Research in African American Students Alumni Council (IAC) and IRAAS
Reception in honor of VANESSA AGARD-JONES IRAAS MA, ’06; (PhD, NYU ’13)
joining the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Garden Room at Columbia University’s Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive New York, NY


Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University 

“Envisioning the academy as a site of critical engagement for social transformation. . .”

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Watch Amanda Seales ’05 on HBO “Insecure”

 

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(L to R) Issa Rae and Amanda Seales at Insecure Premiere. Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz. Courtesy of Getty Images

Comedian, host, content creator, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just want to make you laugh, she wants to make change!  With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor,making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, enigmatic silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screen.  In other words, she’s a witty woman working to upgrade the world. See more at http://amandaseales.com/bio

Modern-day black women might be described as strong and confident; in other words, just the opposite of Issa and Molly. As the best friends deal with their own real-life flaws, their insecurities come to the fore as together they cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Created by co-star Issa Rae and writer/comic Larry Wilmore (“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”), the comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience. Source: HBO

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Cast of Insecure on HBO. Photo credit: Allen Berezovsky. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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11/9/16 Tenement Museum – The Women Who Made New York with Zinga Fraser, PhD

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK

eventHillary Clinton’s historic run for the presidency of the United States offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the women politicians who helped pave the way. Join Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York, as she discusses three political trailblazers: Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman in the US Congress, Bella Abzug, the second Jewish woman elected to Congress, and Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party to run for vice president. Liz Abzug, Bella’s daughter, Donna Zaccaro, Geraldine’s daughter, and Zinga Fraser, PhD, the Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project will join the conversation.

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Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Books will be for sale with a 15% discount. If you have any questions, contact Laura Lee at llee@tenement.org or (646) 518-3032.

November 9, 2016
6:30-8:00 PM
Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002
Contact Phone: (646) 518-3032
Contact Email: LLee@tenement.org
FREE
Source: © 2016 Lower East Side Tenement Museum | 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 | tel 877.975.3786

IRAAS Alumni Please RSVP – Cocktail Party honoring IRAAS Alum joining CU Faculty 11/4/16

The IRAAS Alumni Council (IAC) and IRAAS
cordially invites you to a cocktail reception in honor of
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VANESSA AGARD-JONES
IRAAS MA, ’06; (PhD, NYU ’13)
joining the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University.

Friday, November 4, 2016
5:30pm-7:30pm
the Garden Room at Columbia University’s Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY
RSVP by Wednesday, November 2nd

For any questions please email IRAAS@columbia.edu or call 212-854-7080