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June 2013

Tuesday, June 4th

May 2013

Wednesday, May 8th
  • Braided Worlds (Book Reading)
    • Alma Gottlieb, Professor of Anthropology and Philip Graham, Professor of English at UIUC, share their memoir of their time in Ivory Coast.
    • 5:00 pm, Weitz 236

March 2013

Tuesday, March 5th

February 2013

Thursday, February 21st
Wednesday, February 20th
Saturday, February 16th
Friday, February 15th
Thursday, February 14th

January 2013

Sunday, January 27th
Wednesday, January 16th

November 2012

Tuesday, November 13th

October 2012

Monday, October 29th
Thursday, October 25th
Tuesday, October 23rd
  • Election Film Series: SILENT CHOICES
    • Film about abortion and its impact on African-American women. Part of the RED, WHITE, BLACK AND BLUE Election Series.
    • 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
Saturday, October 20th
Thursday, October 18th
  • ACOUSTIC AFRICA
    • A celebration of of African song, with Dobet Gnahore, Manou Gallo,and Kareyce Fotso, with Leni Stern
    • 8:00 pm, Concert Hall
Tuesday, October 16th
  • Election Film Series: FLAG WARS
    • A poignant account of the politics and pain of gentrification. Part of the RED, WHITE, BLACK AND BLUE Election Series.
    • 8:00 pm, Boliou 104
Tuesday, October 9th
Tuesday, October 2nd

September 2012

Thursday, September 27th
Tuesday, September 25th
  • Election Film Series: BROTHER OUTSIDER
    • Documentary examines the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first freedom riders and an organizer of the March on Washington.
    • 8:00 pm, Weitz Center Cinema
Tuesday, September 18th

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)
Saturday, May 12th
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)
Tuesday, May 8th
Monday, May 7th
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

Saturday, April 28th
  • Reproductive Justice Conference
    • "Sex Lies and Things Our Mothers Never told Us: How Reproductive Justice Fits into Every Aspect of Our Society" conference
    • 8:30 am, Weitz Center
Thursday, April 26th
Wednesday, April 25th
  • Africa Through the Lens of Carletonians begins (through May 7)
    • Photography exhibitions by Carleton students
    • Room 226, Weitz Center for Creativity
  • 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)
Monday, April 23rd
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
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
Tuesday, February 21st
  • The Legacy of Slavery in the Atlantic World
    • Dr. Kwame Nimako, a professor of InternationalRelations at the University of Amsterdam will be presenting a book he just wrote called 'The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation,' which came out in September. He will be introduced by Dr. Steven Small, a Professor in the Africana Studies Department at UC Berkeley, author of the foreword to Dr. Nimako's book.
    • 5:00 pm, Boliou 104
Sunday, February 19th
  • Zuzu Acrobats
    • Talented acrobats, musicians, and dancers from all parts of Africa whose show includes tumbling, juggling, arm-linking, chair-balancing, aerial ballet, and much more!
    • 3:00 pm, Great Hall
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
Thursday, February 9th
Wednesday, February 8th
Tuesday, February 7th
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
Wednesday, February 1st

January 2012

Thursday, January 26th
Sunday, January 15th
Tuesday, January 10th

November 2011

Saturday, November 5th
  • Somali Famine Panel: Special Envoy Mr. Abukar Arman, Prof Ahmed Samatar, Macalester & Mr. Mohamed Hassan, ARC-Somalia
    • Asiya Mohamoud Gaildon, '14, and the Somali Famine Relief Group at Carleton have organized a panel discussion featuring Mr. Abukar Arman, Representative of the Somali Transitional Federal Government, Professor Ahmed I. Samatar, Somali professor of International Relations at Macalester College, and Mr. Mohamed Hassan from ARC-Somalia, to raise awareness of the devastating famine currently crippling Somalia and Somalia’s delicate sociopolitical state. This panel is sponsored by The Humanities Center, the African and African American Studies program and the Chaplain's Office. Everyone is invited to attend. The panel is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in Boliou 104. Please contact Asiya Mohamoud Gaildon for further information at: gaildona@carleton.edu
    • 12:00 pm, Boliou 104

October 2011

Tuesday, October 25th
  • Reading by Nuruddin Farah
    • Award winning novelist from Somalia, Nuruddin Farah, will read from his work.
    • 5:00 pm, The Weitz Center's Large Meeting Room, 236

June 2011

Friday, June 10th

May 2011

Tuesday, May 31st
Tuesday, May 10th

April 2011

Wednesday, April 20th
  • A Discussion with Richard Philcox, translator
    • Philcox has translated most of Conde's books (beginning with her first novel) and Conde has both expressed her confidence in him and said that she considers him "responsible" for the book in English - that is, for the flow and rhythm and music of the language.
    • 4:00 pm
  • Maryse Condé, "The Journey of a Caribbean Writer"
    • Maryse Condé, internationally acclaimed French Caribbean writer and Professor Emerita of Columbia University, is the author of sixteen novels including Segu, Windward Heights, Crossing the Mangrove, and Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, as well as Tales from the Heart: True Stories from My Childhood. Condé has garnered numerous literary awards including the prestigious “Prix de l’Académie française.” Through her historical fiction, Condé has given voice to lesser-known populations in the African diaspora. Sponsored by French and Francophone Studies, the Humanities Center, The Elizabeth Nason Distinguished Women Visitors Funds, and African and African American Studies.
    • 7:30 pm, Boliou 104
Tuesday, April 19th
  • A Conversation with Maryse Condé
    • A conversation with Maryse Condé, a Guadeloupean, French language author of historical fiction, best known for her novel "Segu" (1984–1985). Condé's novels explore racial, gender and cultural issues in a variety of historical eras and locales, including the Salem witch trials in "I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem" (1992) and the 19th century Bambara Empire of Mali in Segu (1987). Her novels trace the relationships between African peoples and the diaspora, especially the Caribbean. She has taken considerable distance from most Caribbean literary movements, such as Negritude and Creolité, and has often focused on topics with strong feminist concerns. Her recent writings have become increasingly autobiographical, such as "Memories of My Childhood" and "Victoire", a biography of her grandmother. "Who Slashed Celinaire's Throat" also shows traces of her paternal great-grandmother.
    • 4:00 pm, LDC 104

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
Thursday, March 3rd
  • The Ghana Program Poster Session took place today
    • The Ghana Winter Break OCS Poster Session and Slide Show took place at Common Time, 3 March, in Great Hall. The 12 student participants presented their research. Among the topics were child labor, sustainability, the Chinese business community in Accra, homosexuality, secondary education, pornography, politics and hip hop. Refreshments will be available.
    • 12:00 pm, Great Hall

February 2011

Thursday, February 24th
  • "Poverty Always Has a History"
    • Presentation by Brian Sirchio (founder of Crosswinds Music Ministries and Haiti activist) and Nathan Yaffe ‘11 about the history of poverty in Haiti. Part of Haiti Human Rights Week.
    • 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 22nd
Monday, February 21st
  • Haiti Human Rights Week Dinner & Panel
    • Join Haiti Relief Carleton and the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield for dinner in the Great Hall followed by Q&A with Mario Joseph (Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer), Brian Concannon (Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti), and Paul Miller (Executive Director of the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield). Part of Haiti Human Rights Week.
    • 6:30 pm, Great Hall
Sunday, February 20th
Thursday, February 17th
  • "Holywood, Pirated Videos and Child Soldiers", Lecture by Emmanuel Dongala
    • Emmanuel Dongala, Professor of Chemistry at Bard College, is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Grand Prix de Littérature de l'Afrique Noire, the Prix de la Fondation de France, and the prize for the best French novel of 2010 from the literary magazine Lire. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. In 1998, the Congolese Civil war forced Dongala, who was then professor of Chemistry and Dean of the University, to flee his country, which he was able to do with the help of his friend, the novelist Philip Roth. Dongala's novel, Johnny Mad Dog,was made into an award-winning film.
    • 4:00 pm, LDC 104
Wednesday, February 16th
  • Film Screening of "Johnny Mad Dog"
    • Directed by Jean Stéphane Sauvaire and based on the novel by Emmanuel Dongala. The novel recounts the poignant fate of child soldiers in the Congolese civil war. Winner of the prestigious prix de l'espoir at the Cannes film festival in 2008. Here's the NYT review of the film from January 20, 2011: http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/movies/21roundup-JOHNNYMADDOG_RVW.html?scp=1&s
    • 8:00 pm, Boliou
Thursday, February 10th
  • Public Lecture and Book Signing by University of Toronto Assistant Professor Lance McCready '90
    • "Black Masculinities in Urban Education" Lance McCready teaches "School & Society" for the Secondary Teacher Education Program and “Approaches to Urban Education” in the new Urban Education M.Ed. Cohort at the University of Toronto. His most recent book is Making Space for Diverse Masculinities (Adolescent Cultures, School and Society) published by Peter Lang Publishers. Lance's research seeks to develop and promote “intersectional” perspectives on urban education that look at the ways race, class, gender, and sexuality have an impact on teaching and learning in inner-city schools. In particular, he is interested in the way intersectional perspectives can help teachers, students, and policymakers better understand disparities in achievement, participation, and discipline. His most recent publications focus on "making space" for diverse masculinities in urban education and how the experiences of gay and gender non-conforming Black male students reframe the “troubles” Black males face in urban high schools. This event is co-sponsored by the educational studies department, the African and African American Studies department, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and the Gender and Sexuality Center. A brief book signing will follow. Copies of Professor McCready's most recent book will be available for purchase at the event as well as prior to the event in the Carleton Bookstore.
    • 4:30 pm, Library Athenaeum
Tuesday, February 8th
  • Prof David Wiles presentation,The Color Line,Af/Af Am Angelina Weld Grimke Brown Bag Conversation Series
    • The African and African American Studies Program is pleased to announce Professor David Wiles, who will be doing a reading with a student cast of a section of his play. The working title of the play is "The Color Line." It's set in New York in 1928 during the Harlem Renaissance and deals with, among other things, the issue of racial passing. This event is part of the AF/AFAM Angelina Weld Grimke Brown Bag Conversation Series. This series honors Angelina Weld Grimke (1880-1958), the first African American female student to attend Carleton's Preparatory Academy from 1895 to 1897. Future presentations will explore subjects related to black diasporic experiences and histories across a broad geography including Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
    • 12:00 pm, Library Athenaeum
Friday, February 4th
  • Convocation: R. L'Heureux Lewis
    • R. L’Heureux Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the City College of New York – CUNY. His research concentrates on issues of educational inequality, the role of race in contemporary society, and mental health well-being. The changing national and international landscape necessitate deeper, more sustainable, and meaningful engagement conversations and research. Through his writing, speaking, and commentary his work analyzes some of the most pressing issues in the post-Civil Rights era. With specializations in race and ethnic relations, his research and activism grapple with the areas of education, youth culture, public policy, and mental health. As a scholar-activist, he is engaged in projects relating to the reformation of education, Hip-Hop culture activism, and race-conscious policies. His commentary has been featured in media outlets such as US World News Report, Diversity in Higher Education, National Public Radio, theRoot.com and the Detroit Free Press. The title of his presentation is "Stony the Road We Trod: The March Towards Educational Justice." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: College Relations, Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308
    • 10:50 am, Skinner Chapel

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
Wednesday, January 26th
Tuesday, January 25th
  • Joan Baez at Spring Hill College: A Study of Intersecting Histories
    • On May 7, 1963 Joan Baez gave a concert at Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama. This little-known performance takes on extraordinary significance when viewed from the intersection of multiple histories: social, musical, institutional, and personal. This presentation will reveal the larger meaning of this event using eyewitness accounts, photographs, and a precious unreleased live recording, which includes Baez’ comments on the racial climate. Presenter: Steve Kelly, Dye Family Professor of Music. Lunch provided for 50. Angelina Weld Grimke Brown Bag Conversation, co-sponsored with African/African-American Studies Program.
    • 11:45 am, Alumni Guest House Meeting Room

November 2010

Tuesday, November 16th
Saturday, November 13th
Friday, November 12th
Friday, November 5th
Thursday, November 4th
  • Dinner with SOARS cast in Stimpson
    • Dinner with SOARS cast in Stimpson Catered by Kurry Kabob
    • 5:00 pm, Stimpson House
  • SOARS performance in the Great Hall
    • Story of a Rape Survivor (SOARS) is a performance about one woman’s journey to reclaim her body, sexuality, spirituality, and self esteem after being sexual assaulted in college. Performed by a diverse cast of women and featuring photographs taken by her sister during the recovery process, SOARS uses modern dance, spoken-word, and music to educate the public about sexual violence and to ease the shame, guilt, and self-blame that rape victims too often feel with a story of hope and healing
    • 7:00 pm, Great Hall

October 2010

Tuesday, October 26th
  • Film showing: "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube"
    • Cherif Keita's film "Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube" (2005, 54mn, Special Mention at the 2005 Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou) will be screened as part of the Carleton International Education Week in Leighton 305, 7:00-8:30 pm (with discussion) (Tuesday, October 26, 2010)
    • 7:00 pm, Leighton 305
Friday, October 22nd
Tuesday, October 19th
  • Big Freedia, Queen Diva of Bounce
    • Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of Bounce. Bounce music emerged from the New Orleans housing projects. Public talk 7-8 in Boliou 104, live performance at the Cave 9 pm. Big Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce for self-proclaimed "Sissies"
    • 7:00 pm, Boliou 104 and the Cave
Thursday, October 7th
  • Fall History Dept Herbert P. Lefler Talk, Dr. Kathleen Brown, U. Pennsylvania
    • We are delighted to announce that our History Department Fall Term Lefler speaker, Kathleen Brown, History Dept, U Penn, will present a talk on Thursday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m. in Leighton 304, "'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' Anglo-American abolitionism and the concept of human rights." https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/history/UpcomingEvents/ for more information.
    • 5:00 pm, Leighton 304
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
Saturday, October 2nd
  • B-Boy Master Class
    • A b-boy (breaking) master class with New York City's Kid Glyde, Whorah, and Gravity.
    • 10:00 am, East Gym
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
  • B-Boy Battle
    • Some of the hip hop world’s best b-boys (or “break-boys”) will take to the floor in a not-to-be-missed battle on Friday, Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Carleton College Recreation Center. The battle--a competition between a half dozen “crews” from the Twin Cities, Carleton and Northfield--will be judged by three world-class b-boys hailing from New York City: Kid Glyde, Whorah, and Gravity. Featuring fancy footwork, acrobatic style, and back-beats provided by Chicago-based DJ Lester Burnem, this event is free and open to all ages.
    • 7:00 pm