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Past Events

The Allison Davis Lecture Series - Black Feminist Jurisprudence: A Tradition and an Intervention with Dr. Imani Perry

For a recording of the event, please use this link here.

 

Feb
14
2024

Black Studies Lunch Conversation

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

A Black Studies State of Mind?  What does it mean to study and practice Black Studies? What do we do? How...

Feb
7
2024

Black Hot Topics

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Is there any point to Black History Month?

Jan
31
2024

Writing in Black: A Workshop Series: Dr. Tanisha C. Ford

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Dr. Tanisha C. Ford Presents:  Sensual Prose: Creating Voice and Texture in Nonfiction Writing   Good nonfiction writing requires considerable research. That research...

Jan
10
2024

Black Studies "Grounding" on War in Gaza

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

The Black Studies Department is inviting you to a “grounding session” on the catastrophe in Gaza, alongside other ongoing situations...

Nov
29
2023

Black Hot Topics

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

What's Black Studies got to do with the Israel-Palestine Colonial War

Nov
8
2023

Writing in Black: A Workshop Series: Dr. Bernard Forjwuor

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Dr. Bernard Forjwuor Presents:  “Critique of Political Decolonization” Bernard Forjwuor is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at the...

Oct
21
2023

Afrobeats

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Afrobeats Lower Frequencies of Contemporary African Sounds (Hybrid) Convener: Dotun Ayobade, Assistant Professor, Performance Studies/Black Studies Co-Conveners: Olabanke Goriola, PhD Student, Performance Studies Nnaemeka Ekwelum, PhD Candidate,...

Oct
20
2023

Afrobeats

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Afrobeats Lower Frequencies of Contemporary African Sounds (Hybrid) Convener: Dotun Ayobade, Assistant Professor, Performance Studies/Black Studies Co-Conveners: Olabanke Goriola, PhD Student, Performance Studies Nnaemeka Ekwelum, PhD Candidate,...

May
22
2023

MENA Mondays: Book Talk: Sentient Flesh

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

 In Sentient Flesh R. A. Judy takes up freedman Tom Windham’s 1937 remark “we should have our liberty 'cause ....

Mar
3
2023

Reflections on the Black Public Humanities

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

This panel features Northwestern PhD students and professors who are engaged in the Black public humanities as they reflect on...

Nov
30
2022

AFAM @ 50 End of Fall Celebration

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Join us to conclude a year of 50th Anniversary events and to celebrate the end of Fall Quarter! Featured panelists...

Nov
15
2022

Earthseed Family Archive Project

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern

This Earthseed Showcase is an offering from members of the Earthseed Black Family Archive Project, a national cohort of black...

Oct
9
2022

Beyoncé Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern

The “Beyoncé Mass,” a groundbreaking Christian worship service, features Beyonce’s music that celebrates the spirituality of Black women. Created and...

Feb
1
2022

AFAM @ 50: DIgging in the Archives

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

In the Fall of 1971, the Northwestern Board of Trustees established “The Department of Afro-American Studies in the College of...

Dec
1
2021

The Black Seminar: Black Marxism and Black Studies

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by African American Studies Department

Featuring Discussants: Minkah Makalani (Associate Professor & Director of the Center for Africana Studies, John Hopkins University) Shana Redmond (Professor of English...