AA&AS Open House

OpenHouse Sign.JPGJoin AA&AS students, faculty and staff at our annual Open House on Wednesday, October 22, 11AM - 1PM in 860 Social Sciences, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Learn about AA&AS's undergraduate program and graduate minor. Refreshments will be served.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard to give a talk on her book Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Cooperative Thought & Practice, September 29, 12:30pm in room 180 Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Learn more JGN_flier_d2.pdf.

Isabel Wilkerson, author of Warmth of Other Suns gives a talk on October 1.
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries speaker series with a special lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration." Learn more.

Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker will screen her documentary film 1912, Breaking the Silence (1912, Voces Para un Silencio) on October 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Hanson Hall room 1-103. Learn GR_flier_d2.pdf.

MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
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The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

Rose Brewer to give a talk on Ferguson

Rose Brewer, AA&AS professor, will give her talk, "The Precarious Live of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and the Militarization of the Police" on Friday, September 19 at 425 Blegan Hall at 12pm as part of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Talk Series. [photo credit: Dread Scott, "I Am Not a Man"; performance still; 2009]image001.jpg

MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
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The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

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Taiyon Coleman, AA&AS lecturer, speaks at TEDxUMN: Mapping Our Potential See Coleman's talk "Poems As Maps".

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Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local African American history via the McNair Scholars program.Read more
about Amber's research on W. Gertrude Brown.

MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
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The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

JOHN WRIGHT
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The Minnesota Daily highlights the work and legacy of professor John Wright in the article, "The Wright Legacy".


Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local histories

Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local African American history via the McNair Scholars program. B_Amber-480x320.jpg
Read more about Amber's research on W. Gertrude Brown.

MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Learning Girl2.jpg
The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

JOHN WRIGHT
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The Minnesota Daily highlights the work and legacy of professor John Wright in the article, "The Wright Legacy".

Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local histories

Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local African American history via the McNair Scholars program B_Amber-480x320.jpg Read more about Amber's research on W. Gertrude Brown.

MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
Learning Girl2.jpg
The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

JOHN WRIGHT
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The Minnesota Daily highlights the work and legacy of professor John Wright in the article, "The Wright Legacy".


Congratulations to Professor Rose Brewer for earning the 2014 CLA Dean's Medal. On April 8th, she was honored and presented the address, "Black Life in the 21st Century U.S.: Complexities of Political Economy, Race, and Ideology" at Northrup Auditorium. The CLA Dean's Medal was created by an anonymous donor to reward a faculty member's excellence in scholarship or creative activity.

Award-winning poet Patricia Smith and Young Adult novelist Rita Williams-Garcia at the Minneapolis Teachers Institute Year-End Colloquium, Saturday, May 17 at STSS Building. Learn more.

MLK Day Concert

"Tapestry of Dreams," an annual concert remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. Reginald Buckner (founder of the concert), will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall. The event is jointly sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music. For event details, contact: Ralph Blanco, Office for Equity and Diversity, rblanco@umn.edu, (612) 625-8680; or visit http://z.umn.edu/MLK2011. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Value of Kwanzaa

On December 26, 2010 Associate Professor Keith Mayes was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) about The Value of Kwanzaa.

Somalis in Minnesota

According to December 2010 American Community Survey data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, about 30% of Americans with Somali ancestry live in Minnesota: approximately 25,000 out of about 85,700.

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