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January

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Venue:Labor Center 309, MMC

Professor Samba Camara will share a draft of his paper,"Youssou N’dour: I Bring What I Love (US, 2008): A Window into the Cultural Dilemmas of “Musicking” in Senegal". He will be accompanied by two discussants-Professor Hilary Jones and Professor Iqbal Akhtar. Please click on the link above for more information.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Michael Hanchard, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver his talk, "Racism, Inequality and Democracy, Past and Present" on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the MARC Pavilion. Please click on the link for more information.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English and Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America, George Washington University, will deliver this talk on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Graham Center 243 of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. Please click on the link for more information.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, GL 220

Join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus in GL 220 for "Sambo, Rastus, and Topsy: Faces of Racism", a lecture by Sheryl Kaye. Please click on the link for more information.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Green Library 100A

Please join us for a special screening of the film Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil on Thursday, 24 March at 3:00 PM in Green Library 100A. Please click the link above for more information.

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Venue:Modesto Maidique Campus, CBC 232

Join the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program for its upcoming TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series lecture by Frank D. Bean, University of California, Irvine on "The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: Policy Lessons from Mexican Migration to the United States."

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Venue:FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Be sure to join us on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Green Library 220 for the discussion "On the Frontline of Women's Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Discussion with Women's Rights Activists from the DRC" by Julienne Lusenge, Director and founder of Le Fonds des Femme Congolaises (FFC- Congolese Women's Fund). Please click on the link above for more information.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, MARC 145

Join us for a special screening of the film Maangamizi the Ancient One with Professor Zablon Mgonja on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM in MARC 145. Please click link above for more information.

August

2016 AADS Welcome Back Reception

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Venue:Labor Center 110, Modesto Maidique Campus

Please join us for the 2016 AADS Welcome Back Reception at 4:00 PM in Labor Center 110. Come meet the new AADS Director, Dr. Percy C. Hintzen, as well as Core and Affiliate Faculty, students, and staff.

September

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Venue:Wolfe University Center Ballrooms, Biscayne Bay Campus

Join AADS and the Gambian Association of Florida on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 8:30 PM in the Ballrooms at the Wolfe University Center of FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus. There will be a concert by Wally Seck and dinner.

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center, FIU Modesto Maidique Campus

Join us for the 18th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture on Friday, September 30th 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Wertheim Performing Arts of FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. This year's Lecture will be given by the Former President of Guyana, the Honorable Bharrat Jagdeo. The title of the lecture is, "The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy."

October

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 PM at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus' MARC Pavilion for a lecture by guest speaker Oscar Melhado. His lecture, "West Africa: Challenges of Fragile States" will surely be one you don't want to miss!

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Venue:Labor Center 304, Modesto Maidique Campus

AADS-Graduate Students Association, in partnership with FIU Wellness, invites you to an afternoon discussion on the climate of holistic healing for Black women and the Black community. Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 2:00 PM in Labor Center 309. Refreshments will be served.

November

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Venue:MARC Pavilion and Green Library

Join AADS, Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, Department of English, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Women and Gender Studies for the 7th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon: "How Do Global Black Lives Matter? Art, Activism and the Academy" on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the MARC Pavilion.