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November 2012

Tuesday, November 13th

May 2012

Wednesday, May 30th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Tuesday, May 29th
Saturday, May 26th
Wednesday, May 23rd
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Wednesday, May 16th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Wednesday, May 9th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Wednesday, May 2nd
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)

April 2012

Thursday, April 26th
Wednesday, April 25th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Wednesday, April 18th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Friday, April 13th
  • Convocation: Kwame Anthony Appiah
    • One of America's leading public intellectuals examines what it takes to turn moral understanding into moral behavior.
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel
Wednesday, April 11th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)
Wednesday, April 4th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)

March 2012

Wednesday, March 28th
  • Black Student Alliance Weekly Meeting
    • Come to an all inclusive forum focusing on issues in the Black community on campus and abroad, and how we can affect change to create a more inclusive and informed environment.
    • 7:00 pm, Williams House (Black House)

February 2012

Monday, February 27th
  • Zoe Charlton, Artists Lecture
    • As a complement to the exhibition, 'A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art', featured Baltimore-based artist Charlton challenges notions of gender, race and class in vigorous figure drawings.
    • 7:30 pm, Weitz Cinema
Sunday, February 26th
Friday, February 10th
  • Convocation: Michelle Alexander
    • Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinic. Alexander challenges the conventional wisdom that with the election of Barack Obama as president, our nation has “triumphed over race.” Jim Crow laws were wiped off the books decades ago, but today an astounding percentage of the African American community is warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status, much like their grandparents before them who lived under an explicit system of racial control. Alexander argues that the sudden and dramatic mass incarceration of African American men, primarily through the War on Drugs, has created a new racial under caste – a group of people defined largely by race that is subject to legalized discrimination, scorn, and social exclusion. The old forms of discrimination – discrimination in employment, housing, education, and public benefits; denial of the right to vote; and exclusion from jury service – are suddenly legal once you’re labeled a felon. She challenges the civil rights community, and all of us, to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. The title of her presentation is “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel
Friday, February 3rd
  • Convocation: Shelton Johnson
    • Shelton Johnson is the author of Gloryland, the fictional memoir of a buffalo soldier – a black U.S. cavalryman and the son of slaves – who finds true freedom when he is posted to patrol the newly created Yosemite National Park in 1903. Johnson is an advocate for bringing minorities, particularly African-Americans from the inner city, like himself, to the National Parks and connect them to the natural world. He claims that "one of the great losses to African culture from slavery was the loss of kinship with the earth." Although he was born in Detroit and spent much of his childhood there, early on he briefly lived in Germany where his father was stationed in the Army. A family trip to the Bavarian Alps planted a seed in him, a seed that was kept alive only through later experiences with nature via television and movie screens. He dreamed of mountains as a boy growing up in Detroit. While doing graduate study in poetry at the University of Michigan, Johnson applied to be a seasonal worker at Yellowstone thinking the park would provide a quiet place to work on his writing. That visit would change the course of his life and his career, which has spanned twenty-five years as a ranger with the National Park Service. He dedicated his work to this issue when he came upon the history of Buffalo Soldiers (the African-American regiments of the segregated U.S. Army at the turn of the 20th century) in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. For the past fifteen years Johnson has told the story of the Buffalo Soldiers in print, on camera, and in person. He has traveled to public schools throughout America, tracked down descendants of the soldiers, and authored an award-winning website. All the while, he has remained true to the reason he started this work. "I can’t forget that little black kid in Detroit," he says. "And I think of the other kids, just like me – in Detroit, Oakland, Watts, Anacostia – today. How do I get them here? How do I let them know that our national parks are part of their heritage, and that they own them like all Americans?" The title of his presentation is "Gloryland: Using History and Literature as Tools for Social Change.”
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

January 2012

Sunday, January 15th

May 2011

Tuesday, May 31st
Tuesday, May 10th
  • Cherif Keita Discussion & Booksigning
    • Join Carleton Professor of French Cherif Keita for the debut launch of his new book “Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keita”. A brief booksigning will follow the event. Copies of the book will be available at the event as well as prior to the event in the Bookstore.
    • 4:30 pm, Gould Library Athenaeum

March 2011

Tuesday, March 8th
Saturday, March 5th
  • Voice Studios Showcase Recital
    • The recital will feature applied voice students from all class years performing a variety of repertoire from classical art songs and arias to songs from Broadway musicals.
    • 4:00 pm, Carleton College, Concert Hall

February 2011

Sunday, February 20th
  • Jazz Concert: David Singley, director
    • "The Carleton Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of David Singley will present its' Winter Concert. The program will include selections from the Big Band repertoire of the Swing era as well as compositions of modern jazz composers. The Carleton Jazz Combos will also perform."
    • 3:00 pm, Concert Hall

January 2011

Saturday, January 29th
  • Voice Master Class with Simon Estes
    • World renowned operatic bass-baritone Simon Estes has taught numerous master classes throughout the United States and abroad, including at the Juilliard School of Music and the Moscow Music Conservatory.
    • 2:30 pm, Carleton College, Concert Hall

November 2010

Tuesday, November 16th

October 2010

Tuesday, October 5th
  • Haiti - After the Earthquake
    • Rea Dol, Founder and Director of the SOPUDEP School near Port-au-Prince, will speak about the current situation in Haiti. Featured in the New York times as "The Mother Figure of Morne Lazarre," Ms. Dol has been leading Haitian efforts to reestablish normalcy after the earthquake. Hamline professor Max Adrien, also a Haitian native, will speak briefly about Haitian culture today, and student leaders of Haiti Relief will propose ways to help. Sponsored by the Humanities Center, Haitian Relief, and the Haiti Justice Alliance.
    • 4:00 pm, Boliou 104
Friday, October 1st
  • Convocation: Rudolph Byrd
    • The Goodrich C. White Professor of American Studies at Emory University, Rudolph Byrd began his academic career at Carleton College where he was a member of the Department of English and Chair of the Program of African and African American Studies. He joined the faculty of Emory University in 1991 and is the founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, established in 2007. Named for James Weldon Johnson, author, composer, educator, lawyer, diplomat, and pioneering leader in the modern civil rights movement, the Johnson Institute is the first institute at Emory University established to honor the achievements of an American of African descent. One of the premiere sites in the nation for the study of the modern civil rights movement, the work of the Johnson Institute is to offer a framework for understanding the history and legacy of civil rights, and to provide a context to explain the ways in which the civil rights movement continues to have relevance. The Johnson Institute is the home of the Alice Walker Literary Society, of which Byrd is the founding co-chair. An engaged scholar committed to service and scholarship at the local and national levels, Byrd is also a consultant to the United Negro College Fund/Andrew W. Mellon Programs. The title of his presentation is "Regarding James Weldon Johnson."
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel