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March

AADS Student Scholar Series with Diego Palacios-Ocles

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Venue:Zoom Registration Link: https://fiu.zoom.us/j/98137002489

Join Us for our AADS Student Scholar's series. Diego Palacios-Ocles, a PhD Candidate in Political Science, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador, will be presenting his research on the Chota Valley entitled, Changes and Continuities in Racial formations: The Chota Valley Case. The presentation will take place via Zoom on Friday, the18th of March from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST Register here! https://fiu.zoom.us/j/98137002489

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Venue:Faculty Club Graham Center (MMC Campus)

You are cordially invited to attend the English Department’s 2022 Butler Waugh Endowed Lecture in Literature by African American Poet Laureate of Alabama and FIU alumna, Ms. Ashley Jones. “Poetry as a Path to Reparations: The Role of Art in the Justice Struggle” will be a face to face event taking place on Wednesday, March 30th, 6-8pm at the Faculty Club at MMC. The event is free and open to the public!

April

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Venue:Zoom

Join us for a panelist discussion on “The African Diaspora in the Bolivian High Andes: The Struggle for Cultural, Social, and Political Representation.” Hosted by LACC. Part of LACC's Andean Studies Program of Excellence. Co-sponsored by Morehouse College, Spelman College, and African & African Diaspora Studies at FIU.

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Venue:Zoom Registration: https://fiu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XEHTep9_QuiqBArJM3qMmg?fbclid=IwAR0OvjsDC

Join us for a panel discussion with FIU Professors Valerie Patterson and Andrea Queeley. Special guests include photographer Vanessa Charlot and filmmaker Amberly Alene. The panel is co-sponsored by the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at Florida International University. The panel discussion is organized in honor of the exhibition, Disrupting Anti-Blackness: Artists Voicing the Truth

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Venue:Labor Center-Room 309

AADS presents our End of the Year Open House on 4/21/22 from 2pm-4pm! Come to learn about our programs, mix & mingle amongst our students and faculty and enjoy some refreshments! We hope to see you there!

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Venue:Zoom

The Chris Gray Memorial Lecture is an annual program presented by the African and African Diaspora Studies program. This year's lecture will be delivered via a Zoom webinar.The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Hilary Jones. The title of her talk is: Practicing Diaspora: The Making of a ‘Senegalo-Haitian’ Community in Postcolonial West Africa. The lecture will be followed by a Q & A session with the audience participants.

June

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Venue:Graham Center, Room 243

Come and join OSJI along with collaborative partners AADS and the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment in celebration and commemoration of Caribbean American Heritage Month and Juneteenth! Caribbean American Heritage Month Kick-Off Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Dr. Manoucheka Celeste Thursday, June 9 12:00 – 2:00 pm Graham Center, Room 243 RSVP: https://go.fiu.edu/CAHMKick-OffLunch

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Join OSJI in collaboration with AADS and the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment as we host Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA., for a virtual talk and moderated Q & A on Juneteenth and the Labor Movement as he highlights the latest activity of modern labor organizing in the U.S.