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January

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Venue:WPAC Concert Hall I

A chamber music theatre work for actor and trio celebrating the lives of great African American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas.

February

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, Modesto Maidique Campus

This is a multi-disciplinary conference. Please click here to access the conference program.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, Modesto Maidique Campus

Professor Boubacar Barry, from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, will deliver the 8th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture "What Happened to Us in Senegambia During the Slave Trade?" This lecture will open our international conference "Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach."

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Venue:Departing from Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall

This tour is the culmination of AADS' Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora International Conference. Please click on link above for more information about this bus tour.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom, MMC

Join us as we showcase the arts, cultures, foods, and traditions of the Republic of The Gambia.

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Venue:Graham Center Panther Suite, MMC

Join us for this faculty workshop on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM. The workshop will consist of two sessions- the morning session will be by Dr. Boubacar Barry, Professor of History, Université Cheikh Anta Diop and the afternoon session will be led by Dr. Ibrahima Thiaw, Professor of Anthropology,Université Cheikh Anta Diop. Please click here to view the workshop's program.

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Venue:GL Special Collections Room, MMC

Dr. Donna Weir-Soley, Associate Professor in the Department of English, will share her biomythgraphy A Kind of Life.

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Venue:AC1-194, Biscayne Bay Campus

Jamaican filmmaker Karen Mafundikwa will present her film "The Price of Memory: the legacy of slavery in Jamaica and the movement for reparations today". The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Karen; Michael Barnett, Lecturer of Sociology, University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; and Michael Lorne, a Jamaican attorney that is suing the Queen of England for reparations.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

AADS Director, Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, along with Nicole Gregoire and Mamyrah Prosper, will discuss seven recent book publications regarding the performance of black subjectivities in South Florida. Some of the authors of the texts will also join discussion. Dr. Percy Hintzen, Professor of Sociology, will be the Master of Ceremony.

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Venue:Graham Center 243

Please join us for this discussion moderated by Dr. Alexandra Cornelius, Lecturer, AADS and History. Click on the link above to see the names and a brief biography of the five discussants that will be joining her.

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Venue:Panther Suite, Graham Center, MMC

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4-6 PM in Graham Center 243 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

March

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Venue:WUC 155, Biscayne Bay Campus

The Bob Marley Symposium is a celebration of Bob's life, his music and his message to the world. It will consist of three guest speakers. For more information, please click on the link.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, MMC

Dr. Howard W. French, associate professor of Journalism, Columbia University will deliver his lecture China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at FIU's Marc Pavilion in the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:DM 258, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Dr. Nicole Grégoire will share her draft titled Blackness and Black Solidarities in South Florida. Parallel Fieldworks. in DM 258 on Thursday, March 19th at 2:30 PM. Please click on the link above for more information.

April

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Venue:Labor Center 309, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Dr. James Sweet, Vilas-Jartz Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver his lecture, New Perspectives on Kongo in the Haitian Revolution on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 in Labor Center 309. Please click the title link for more information.

August

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Venue:Labor Center 110, Modesto Maidique Campus

Join us on Friday, August 28th at 4:00PM in Labor Center 110 of the Modesto Maidique Campus for the 2015 AADS Welcome Back Reception.

September

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

The Steven J. Green School of Public and International Affairs will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the MARC Pavilion of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, Modesto Maidique Campus

The Green School is hosting a lecture by Chicesche Mibenge, Lehman College, on "Sex and Gender in the War Story." This event is co-sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

October

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Venue:Graham Center 140, Modesto Maidique Campus

Lecture by Paul S. George, Professor of History at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus and Historian at HistoryMiami. The lecture will be on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 2 PM in Graham Center 140 of FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Graham Center 140, Modesto Maidique Campus

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a frank and objective conversation with former Haitian Prime Minister the Honorable Laurent S. Lamothe. Mr. Lamothe will discuss the challenges and promises of Haiti today, including economic development, social issues, current political landscape and international relations. The event will be moderated by Dr. Frank O. Mora, director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

The history of the Nile has been marred by political conflict among Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and neighboring countries. Recent political developments in North Africa, as well as the construction of the Renaissance Dam, may have created a space for cooperation and resolution of historic grievances. Please click on the link for more information including the panelists for this event.

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Venue:SIPA 125, Modesto Maidique Campus

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with former President of the Dominican Republic the Honorable Leonel Fernández. Dr. Fernández will discuss the effects of globalization, approaches to governance and the progress of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will be moderated by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies.

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Modesto Maidique Campus

The 17th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Honorable Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves. The title of the lecture: "The US-Cuba Accord- How the Caribbean Paved the Way."

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

The 6th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon: Theorizing the African Diaspora: Going Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology will feature Dr. Michelle Wright, Professor of African American Studies & Comparative Literary Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Please join us on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Green Library 220 for Pedro Perez-Sarduy's presentation. Click on the link above for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Join Caribbean novelists, poets, and cultural critics Pedro Perez-Sarduy (Cuba), Aza Weir-Soley (Jamaica), and Fabienne Josephat (Haiti) as they read from their work and discuss the personal, the political, and the problematic of reading and writing the Caribbean. Conversation to be followed by an Open Mic session so come prepared to share!

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Venue:Green Library 220, Modesto Maidique Campus

Dr. Erica Lorraine Williams, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College will deliver this talk on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Green Library 220 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.