IRAAS Alumni Council Congratulates Tongo Eisen-Martin on his American Book Award for “Heaven is All Goodbyes”
Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize
2018 American Book Award Winner
Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry
2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year
Follow on Twitter @tongoblackfire
via Ms. Sharon Harris
Small Doses with Amanda Seales Episode 24: Side Effects of Free Speech (with Natasha Korgaonkar)
By Starburns Audio
This episode we take the more serious route to get to the nitty gritty of the 1st Amendment. My friend, Natasha Korgaonkar former lawyer with the NAACP Leah Defense Fund gets on the mic to clear up choice, freedom, and the difference in consequences when folks are exercising their rights vs. folks just runnin their mouths!
IRAAS is an intellectual community that bridges scholarship, teaching, and public life.
It’s going down TOMORROW! That’s right, The “A” Game: a good old-fashioned card and day party: Black Panther Edition kicks off in a few hours! Once more, you can come enjoy your favorite card games — spades, UNO, and more at the Brooklyn Tap House. Awesome door prizes and happy hour drinks will be offered. As always, the force of nature herself, DJ Monday Blue, will be spinning classic 80’s/90’s R&B on the 1’s and 2’s, so there will be plenty dancing and revelry for non-card players, too!
Let’s Celebrate Black Panther and Black History!
Y’all KNOW we couldn’t let the Black History Month pass without celebrating the milestones of so many who paved the way. So in honor of BHM, and the groundbreaking, gamechanging film, BLACK PANTHER, there will be a Black Movie Trivia Contest in the afternoon. And feel free to rock your Black Panther attire! A prize will be given to the person that the audience deems most creatively outfitted for the occasion.
Back by popular demand, there will be a 3-round, bracket-style, rise-and-fly tournament Spades Tournament! The tournament is sold out, but we will have a WAIT LIST to fill in if there are no-shows at 4:30PM. If you wish to be added to the wait list, RSVP and arrive early!
This promises to be one of our most fun parties yet, and as always, we look forward to hanging with all of you. Card lessons will be offered as well, so secretly not knowing how to play spades is no reason to miss out on the fun (especially since we’ve learned there are many of you in our midst)! So come out with your friends, and get ready to make new ones. Just bring your crew, bring your appetites, and of course, bring your “A” game!
Event Time: 4pm-8pm
Spades Tournament: 4:30pm Sharp
Admission: General Admission $6 plus fees or $9 at the door
Tournament Admission: $12 per person at the door (handsome prizes for the winning team)
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Gleennia and Dee Dee
Heritage Award & Scholarship Reception
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
June Cross, Professor at Columbia School of Journalism, is an Emmy Award winning journalist, director, and writer, who has worked for CBS News, PBS’ Frontline and PBS’ NewsHour.
Elsie McCabe Thompson ’81BC, President of the New York City Mission Society, is former president of the Museum of African Art, Ford Foundation Visionary Award winner, and former chief of staff to NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins.
This event returns to the Columbia University campus this year:
Columbia University School of Journalism
Pulitzer Hall, Jamail Lecture Hall
2950 Broadway (116th St.)
Tickets (in advance)
Alumni and Guests: $45
Young Alumni (2007-2017): $30
Recognizing BAC Scholarship Recipients:
Charlene Adhiambo ’20CC
Braxton Gunter ’18CC
Camille Sanches ’18CC
Please make a contribution in any amount to the BAC Scholarship Fund to honor the 2018 honorees and scholarship recipients.
Black Alumni Council
In his personal interactions and his scholarship he embodied IRAAS’S central mission of envisioning the academy as a site of critical engagement for social transformation. Devon balanced his research with community involvement and activism. He was a devoted advocate for youth, especially those whose parents have been incarcerated.
His dissertation explored issues of racial and class-based inequality and the “collateral consequences that incarceration has on the family,” particularly children. We have lost him to a senseless act of gun violence. Our lives and work are forever impoverished with his loss.
We will miss his brilliance, his generosity, style and beautiful bright smile. In honor of his life and work, we recommit ourselves to his vision of working toward a more just society free of structural and physical violence of all kinds.
Farah Jasmine Griffin
William B. Ransford Professor
English & Comparative Literature and African American Studies
Director, Institute for Research in African-American- Columbia University
**If you would like to donate to the organization that he was extremely dedicated to, who helped him in his youth please donate to No More Victims, Inc.
10/25/17 Dr. Jafari Allen at Columbia University Department Anthropology
East Pinetum – Central Park
Create a collaborative installation with Fictions artist Allison Janae Hamilton as we help celebrate 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks! On Saturday, October 21, the Studio Museum will join 50+ artists and arts organizations in transforming Central Park’s East Pinetum field into an open platform for public art inspired by the NYC Parks Department’s landmark program. Tapping into Hamilton’s practice of creating immersive spaces using plant matter, layered imagery and sounds, visitors are invited to explore the Park’s social history and participate in the creation of an art work in honor of Seneca Village.
Source: Studio Museum of Harlem