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February

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Venue:GL 220

Federico Pita, Founding President of the Afro-Argentine organization called the Diáspora Africana en la Argentina (DIAFAR) will be giving his lecture "Black Political Activism in Argentina: A Contemporary Perspective from the DIAFAR Experience" on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5 PM in GL 220.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

Please join us for a very interesting talk by Erick Cedeño will be share with us his trip retracing the underground railroad from New Orleans to Niagara Falls on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM in Graham Center 243 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Dr. Lourdes Martinez-Echazabal, Professor of Latin American & Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be giving her lecture "Sarah Gomez's (and F.G. Lorca's) Journey to the Cuban Orient on Friday, February 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM in Green Library 220 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Panther Suite, Modesto Maidique Campus

Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) Researcher Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the process of creation of the new permanent exhibit on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Panther Suite at Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:CBC 254, MMC

Dr. William Miles, Professor of political science at Northeastern University, will be giving his talk Religion and Development in Africa on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:00 Pm in CBC 254 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Bambi Ceuppens, Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland will give her lecture, "Matonge on the Move: Congolese looking for a Home in Belgium" on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4 PM in Green Library 220 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:LC 301, MMC

Dr. Eric Bishop-Von Wettberg, Department of Biological Sciences, will share with us his manuscript: Mock trials in the classroom as a method of population genetics instruction and vehicle for global learning objectives.

March

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Venue:CBC 240, MMC

Dr. Keisha-Khan Y Perry, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, will be giving her lecture, "Black Land Loss in the Americas: Toward an Ethnography of Spatialized Justice" on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Graham Center, Room 150 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Panther Suite, Graham Center, MMC

The 7th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture will be in the Panther Suite located inside of the Graham Center on the Modesto Maidique Campus of FIU at 3:00 PM. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) based in Banjul, The Gambia.

April

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Venue:AC1 328, MMC

Dr. Nicole Grégoire, Free University of Brussels, will delivery her lecture New African Diasporas and the Development of Black Solidarity in Belgium on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Modesto Maidique Campus, CBC 240

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Tony Maingot, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, Professor of Anthropology, on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 2:00 PM in CBC 240 of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Barnes and Noble Bookstore, MMC

Dr. Marlon M. Bailey, Indiana University, Bloomington, will share with us his recent publication Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 4:30 PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in MMC.

September

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Venue:Labor Center 110, MMC

Please join us to reconnect with AADS Core and Affiliate Faculty, new AADS Graduate Students, our undergraduate and graduate certificate students, learn about AADS new and continuing initiatives, and the exciting events we have lined up for the fall semester.

October

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges is a cooperative effort with the Coral Gables Museum. The exhibit offers a narrative account of the experiences of exiled Jewish academics who fled Nazi Germany, found refuge and took teaching positions at historically black colleges and universities in the American South.

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Venue:Outside of Academic One (Atrium if raining), BBC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Dr. Oscar Melhado, International Monetary Fund Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will deliver his talk "Democratic Republic of Congo: Development Challenges in a Fragile Country" on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Green Library room 220 of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center, MMC

The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.

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Venue:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

November

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Venue:SIPA 125, MMC

Dr. Peter Lewis, Associate Professor and Director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University will deliver his talk "Nigeria and Boko Haram" in SIPA 125 on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.

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Venue:CBC 140, MMC

Dr. Damiana Otoiu is a political anthropologist whose research questions the recent metamorphoses of French and Belgian post-colonial ethnographic museums, and the relationship between these museums and the "source" communities of the objects exposed.

December

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Venue:SIPA 220, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Dr. Edward E. Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will present his latest book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

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Venue:North Miami Middle School

Spend the evening with acclaimed Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando as she presents the final screening for Reembarque.