Category Africana Studies

Christina Greer

Black Ethnic Identity and Immigration: Pursuit of the American Dream

Social Sciences Forum
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science, Fordham University
Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 p.m.
University Center Room 310

There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades, which has changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these “new” blacks will behave politically in the U.S. (Click heading for full description.)


Heroes and Villains: Art, Imagination and the Road to Improved Race Relations in Baltimore

Humanities Forum
Breai Mason-Campbell, Baltimore dancer, teacher, and community activist
Daphne Harrison Lecture and Performance
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.
Dance Cube, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 337

Bigotry and systemic injustice are characterized by emotional detachment and resistance to accountability. They are positioned at the polar ends of the spectrum we use to explain the disproportionate sufferings of Americans who are black. Thus, we remain confounded by a civic order that is unjust. By considering its power to broaden imaginations, reveal truths, and inspire empathy, this talk and dance performance will explore the ways in which Arts Education is poised to lead the way towards repairing relationships and lives in what will be the deciding years of the health of Baltimore. (Click heading for full description.)


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