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February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

The African and African Diaspora Graduate Student Association invites you to a day of professional development.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

"Conflict Early Warning and Response: Practice and Progress in the Horn of Africa" By, Laurel Burchfield, Recipient of the 2011 Karell Travel Grant

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Dances of the African Diaspora (Afro-Haitian). Lecture and interview: Dr. Kate Ramsey, Assoc. Prof. History, University of Miami.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, WUC 100

Post Blackness in Contemporary America. Guest speaker: Touré

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

Human Gardens and Their Magic: Tourism, Conservation and the Naturalizing of European Visions of Humanity in the Indian Ocean Island of La Reunion.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African & African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University will be presenting one of his works-in-progress on March 1, 2012 at 3:30pm in LC 110 on the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

5th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture "South Sudan and the Burden of Independence"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

AADS Proudly Sponsors “The Legacy of the Algerian War: Between History, Memory and Representations,” an International Symposium. This is a two day event which will interrogate the legacy of the Algerian War 50 years hence.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 301

A glimpse at current research on the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean at FIU

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center

This symposium presents projects supported in global north by American, Canadian and European universities.

August

Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2012

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Venue:Green Library 100

Graduate Students are required to attend this orientation. There is also an earlier time available at the same location from 2-4:30PM. This orientation will serve as an excellent way to prepare you for this upcoming academic year!

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Venue:11200 SW 8th St. West Ballroom GC, Miami FL 33199

This will be a great kick start to a new academic year! All AADS Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to come and enjoy a great evening!

September

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Venue:LC 309

Lecture by Dr. Aaron Rosenberg Centro De Investigaciones De Mexico

October

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Dr. Jean Rahier presents his book "Black Social Movements in Latin America". This book is a collection of essays which explores the transformations of the political landscapes within which black social movements in Latin America have been operating since the 1970's.

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Venue:Green Library 100

Reginal Dumas and Rachel Manley discuss the 50th anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica respectively.

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Venue:LC 309

We continue with our Work-in-Progress series. This semester, the first presenter will be our new colleague in HIS/AADS, Dr. Okezi Otovo. She will present a chapter from her book manuscript entitled Progressive Mothers/Better Babies: Race, Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945.

November

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Venue:GC 314

Dra. Marta Maffia presents a lecture on the lives of Afro-Argentines specifically Cape Verdean immigrants to Argentina.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

The last several years have seen escalating concerns in the global north (largely the US and EU) for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or otherwise non-normatively identified sexual minorities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Acts of violence against queer individuals and communities now command global publicity.This one-day symposium brings together prominent scholars, writers, artists and activists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora.

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Venue:DM 150

Actor and writer David Mills has worked professionally in the dramatic and literary communities for more than a decade. For three years, Mr. Mills lived as writer-in-residence in Langston Hughes’ landmark home. There, he was inspired to put together a one-person show of Hughes’ work, which he has performed in colleges throughout the country.