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

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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
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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
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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".


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.

Congratulations to professors Githire and Wright

Congratulations to Njeri Githire for being awarded a fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Study for her project entitled, (In)edible Ideologies: Food, Power and (Post)Colonial Politics in African Literary and Cultural Expression. Her fellowship will begin in academic year 2014-2015.

Congratulations to John Wright for being awarded a Grant-In-Aid for Research, Artistry and Scholarship for his project entitled, Science, Race, and the Dialectics of Chess. He will receive the award in the spring of 2014.

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OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
2014 Black Writers Retreat Program Extends Deadline to Jan. 12th. Learn more.

Professional Development for Educators
The MPS Teachers Institute | MTI will start in January 2014 and is accepting fellowship applications from teachers in Minneapolis Public Schools. Download an application MTI 2013.pdf

Honoring Mandela

AA&AS joins the world community in celebrating and honoring the life and work of Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013).

"I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days."
- Nelson Mandela

Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1pm at Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Avenue. St Paul 55102. Learn more.

President Barack Obama's speech at memorial service for Mandela.
December 10, 2013. View the video.

AFRO Spring Courses; Professional Development for Educators

Register for spring semester AFRO courses

Professional Development for Educators
The MPS Teachers Institute | MTI will start in January 2014 and is accepting fellowship applications from teachers in Minneapolis Public Schools. Download an applicationMTI 2013.pdf

Njeri Githire's text, Cannibal Writes: Eating, Power, and the Politics of Othering in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing is forthcoming with the University of Illinois Press.

Yuichiro Onishi's text, Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa is forthcoming in July 2013 with New York University Press.

Question Bridge: Black Males

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Juxtaposition Arts
1108 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Question Bridge: Black Males is a nationally acclaimed art exhibition that holds up the voices and experiences of Black men and boys in the U.S. is coming to the Twin Cities. This transmedia art project seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

EXHIBITION | May 15 - June 10, 2013
Tues, Wed., & Thurs., 10am - 5pm
Other hours by appointment

BLUEPRINT ROUNDTABLE | May 17, 2013 | 6pm - 8pm

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Organizing in the Ranks: Racism & Resistance in the U.S. Military, professors Yuichiro Onishi and Malinda Lindquist, will provide a talk on Thursday, May 16th at 7 p.m. at the St. Paul Labor Centre, 411 Main Street, St. Paul. This event is part of the The Friends of the St. Paul Libraries 15th Annual Untold Stories Series. Learn more at www.thefriends.org

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