Nov 16

Bham-South Africa Workshop

From site: Africana Studies Events

Saturday, November 16th, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Alumni Guest House - AGH Meeting Room

This workshop will facilitate a collaboration that promotes dialogue and understanding about the comparative histories of race, the law, labor, and space in Johannesburg, South Africa and Birmingham, (Alabama), USA. It will attend to the histories of racial segregation and desegregation. 

It draws rom emerging partnerships with the Wits City institute (WCI) at the University of Wits in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and the University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB); and faculty and staff affiliated with Public Works, GIS, Digital Humanities, and Africana Studies at Carleton. It is based on two decades of research in the form of oral histories of racial segregation and integration in 4 communities in Birmingham. These oral histories will serve as the basis of comparison with Johannesburg. It will engage collaborates from Johannesburg and Birmingham. In addition, Cherif Keita (French and Francophone Studies) will participate by talking about his work on films connecting Northfield to South Africa and both Ausin Mason and Wei-Hsin Fu will present on GIS during this workshop.

Sponsored by Africana Studies Events, GIS, Public Works, Digital Humanities. Contact: Anna Hagen, x4588