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DIASPORA NEWSLETTER

Welcome to Diaspora, the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies' electronic newsletter. We are all connected to AAADS in one way or another, yet we are spread far and wide throughout the university, the community, and even farther afield. We are the AAADS Diaspora.

icon-pdfApril/May 2014 Diaspora Newsletter.pdf

icon-pdfFebruary 2014 Diaspora Newsletter.pdf

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Groups Program Flyer


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The A104 Groups Theatre Workshop is open to the summer Groups Program students only. Through a musical/theatrical piece chosen for study and performance, students are encouraged to explore and develop their abilities and to experience growth and motivation that comes from participating in a unified and motivating group experience.

Groups Program Students Groups Program Students

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Bobby "Slick" Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better embodies its toughness; no one better personifies its passion. And no one takes more pride in being a native Hoosier. "Heart of a Hoosier" will chronicle Leonard's journey as never before, from the poorest part of Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

With stunning new footage and an all-star cast, the 90-minute documentary will take viewers:

  • On the floor for Leonard's national-title-winning shot for IU;
  • On the blizzard-enshrouded plane as Leonard and the Minneapolis Lakers crash-landed in an Iowa cornfield;
  • On the road and in the locker room with the best and wildest team in the ABA, the Indiana Pacers;
  • Into the booth for Leonard's "Boom Baby" calls that have defined Pacers fervor for the past three decades.

Come along for the ride and learn the inside story of a seminal figure in Indiana history.

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Please go to WFYI.org for more information.

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Long Street Cultural Wall Program
Raymond Wise, our own professor here in AAADS, has resided and taught for more than 30 years in Columbus, Ohio. One of Columbus' recent initiatives to rebuild its near east side was to renovate the bridges and roads that lead from the downtown corridor to the near east side. One specific project was to build a bridge that contains pictures and sculptures honoring the legacy of persons who have contributed to the Columbus area over the past years. This newly renovated bridge is like a park that will run along both Long Street and Spring Street as they cross Interstate 71. It will have many lighted panels featuring portraits of artists. 

Raymond Wise will be honored and featured on this bridge project for his work in tap dance. He began teaching tap dance for Columbus Park and Recreation at the Samuel S. Davis Youth Complex for the Performing Arts back in the 80s, then teaching and performing tap dance with ensembles at the King Arts Complex for the Performing Arts in the late 80s and 90s with his own company (with partner Frank Lane, also honored in the Long Street Bridge renovation) Raise Productions was there in residence as a part of its Artist Coop. He continued to teach and perform gospel tap throughout the 90s and beyond at the Raise Center for the Gospel Arts as well as at schools and colleges. As result of their contribution to dance in the Columbus, he and his partner Frank Lane were chosen to be represented on this historic bridge project.

Together the city of Columbus, Ohio will honor the significant local artists, including our own Raymond Wise, landmarks, community leaders, and pioneers-­ bridging the past with the present--who have been an integral part of the Columbus story.
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music by Luxury Brown featuring Meredith Evans, and the legendary DJ Mix Master Ice. Bring the whole family to celebrate this affair-- with food trucks and plenty of fun for the kids, too.
When: Thursday, July 10th, 5:30 to 9pm.
Location: Columbus, Ohio. Long Street bridge over 1-71 between Hamilton and Jefferson Avenues .
FREE PARKING: Columbus State garage, enter at 512 E. Long St.

Please go to the event website for more information

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Bring Back Our Girls

Photo Credit: http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-wn-nigeria-boko-haram-girls-20140505-001-photo.html

Saturday, June 21, 2014

1st Session: 10 a.m.—12 p.m.; 2nd Session: 12:30 p.m.– 2 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 North Fee Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408

Please join us on June 21, 2014, for Creating Love as a Path of Return, a creative community response to Bring Back Our Girls. We would like to call on the spirit and energy of all the Great Mothers and Grandmothers in the world for guidance and inspiration. Rooting ourselves in Love, we will use the arts – visual, literary, performing, spiritual crafting – to create letters, poetry, performances, healing dolls, spirit boats, and more that will be shared locally in a future exhibition/installation and via BBOG networks.

Thank you to everyone for the work you have already done and are doing. Thank you for your suggestions, patience, donations, and commitment. We look forward to seeing you.

Some materials will be provided. If possible, please bring: paper (all grades and types for letter writing, painting, mixed media), tissue paper, envelopes, pens, super fine permanent marker (all colors), pencils, journal(s), clipboards, water-soluble paints (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, gouache), paint brushes, pastels/ conte crayons/colored pencils, drawing ink, scissors, X-Acto/utility knives, cutting mats, glue,  mat board, block/relief printmaking ink, brayers or wooden spoons, rags/paper towels

For more information, contact: bbogbloomington@gmail.com

Sponsoredby the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, The Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, and Kroger

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Black Student Orientation

Friday, 9/9/11 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

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AAADS Graduation and Award Luncheon

Friday, 4/29/11 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bridgwaters Lounge, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

We will be honoring our Graduate and Undergraduate Students
at this time and, we would like for you and a guest to join us.

RSVP by Monday, April 18th
855-3875 -or- ytjackso@indiana.edu

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Spring Concert Series - IU Soul Revue and African American Choral Ensemble

Soul Revue Spring Concert

Saturday, 4/23/11 8:00pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
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African American Choral Ensemble

Saturday, 4/30/11 8:00pm
Ruth N. Halls Theater (1211 E 7th Street )
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Ashley Hunt "Notes on the Emptying of a City"

Monday, 4/18/11 4:30-6:30pm
Black Film Center/Archive - Wells Library 044

A performance by Ashley Hunt. Free admission.

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Carceral Studies Across the Disciplines: Scholarship at the Nexus of Art & Action

Monday, 4/18/11 8:00-3:30pm
College Arts & Humanities Institute (1211 E. Atwater Ave.)

A day-long workshop and afternoon performance dedicated to apping and supporting the emerging field of critical carceral studies. Ten scholars, activists, and artists from across the nation and across the disciplines will talk about anti-prison scholarship.

Participants have chosen fields defined by discipline or topic and assembled annotated bibliographies. Their prepared comments will engage these works, speaking to larger themes and intellectual conversations. Some will comment on the position of Stuart Hall et. al’s Policing the Crisis as a thread running through the conversations across the chosen texts. Some will address the question of disciplines and possibilities for inter- or anti-disciplinarity.

The three blocs of presentations begin with the organizers; invited participants are grouped to disrupt disciplinary formations. Questions and discussion will follow each bloc of presentations.

The conversation after lunch will engage the relationship of scholarship to activism and the hoped-for interventions of academic research.

This event has been organized by AAADS Assistant Professor Micol Seigel.

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African American Dance Company Spring Concert

Saturday, 4/9/11 8:00pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission - Adults ($20), Children & Students ($10)

For Tickets Call: Sunrise Box Office 812-323-3020

FLYER - click here to download a .pdf.

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Black Family Reunion

Saturday, 4/2/11 3:00-7:00pm
Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and the Black Graduate Student Association are proud to announce our 1st Annual Black Family Reunion. Activities will include: Geneology information and lecture, family portrait exhibit, Taste of the African Diaspora, storytelling, drumming lab, music, games, dance workshop, and a fashion show.

This is a free event for EVERYONE, but you must RSVP by Friday, March 25, 2011. Click here for the RSVP Form.

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IUB Diversity Day

Wednesday, 3/23/11 6-8pm
Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

Come "Dialogue-In"
Conversation: Diversity, Ethnicity, and Internationalism

Administrators, deans, faculty, students, and staff will participate in lively and robust dialogues, using roundtable discussions as vehicles for addressing some of the crucial questions that confront the campus today in the area of intercuturalism." Click here for the Flyer.

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Film Screening: "Black Is...Black Ain't: A personal Journey Through Black Identity" (1994)

Thursday, 3/10/11 at 5 p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge
Special message from the AAADS chair

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Omega Psi Phi 6th Annual Talent Hunt Program

Sunday, 3/6/11 at 2pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Nu Alpha Alpha Chapter enthusiastically look forward to you attending our 6th Annual Talent Hunt Program on Sunday, 6 March 2011, 2 p.m., Monroe County Public Library Auditorium. Please share the attached application with interested high school students.

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A Brown Bag Talk by Nzingha Kendall

Wednesday, 2/23/11 at 12:00pm
Memorial Hall Room M39

"Envisioning Black Female Subjectivity: A close reading of Kathleen Collins's LOSING GROUND & Sara Gomez's DE CIERTA MANERA" Nzingha Kendall will provide an illuminating analysis of these important films - don't miss it!

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OLDER EVENTS:

"The Erotics of African-American Endurance" - Sept. 27, 2006

A Positive Place for Kids - October 14, 2009

Understanding How the Construction of Race and Racism Impacts the Black/African Mind - December 2, 2009

"Black Masculinity and Geographies of Incarceration" - Feb. 11, 2008

"Triangulation of the Diaspora: Afro-Caribbean Writers in America" - Feb. 13, 2008

"Lifting the Veil: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Identity and Responsibility in Global Societies" - March 22, 2008

"Lessons Learned from Comparing the Application of Constitutional and Federal Discrimination Laws to Higher Education Opportunities of African-Americans in the U.S. with Dalits in India" - March 19, 2008

"Disappearing Acts: White Criminality in the Age of Jim Crow" - April 9, 2008

"The Black Diaspora and Pan-Africanism: The Search for Binding African/African American Ties; Reparations and the Struggle for Black Freedom Worldwide" - Nov. 4, 2005

"Black Farmers and Civil Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina: An Emmett Till Continuum" - March 7, 2006

"Race, Media, and Representation in Public Spaces: Black Music and Humor" - Oct. 11, 2005

Conversation with Elias Blake Jr.

"The Contested National Narrative: W.E.B. DuBois and Others" - Nov. 15, 2005

"The Influence of America on Guyanese Culture" - March 29, 2006

Graduate Student Appreciation Celebration - April 27, 2006

"Race, Media, Culture, and Health: The Black Community in the Aftermath of Katrina" - Sept. 14, 2005

Appreciation Reception for Professor Audrey T. McCluskey - May 4, 2006

"Of Mind, Body, and Spirit: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS in Black Rural America" - Oct. 27, 2005

Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Florence Dolphyne, and Audrey Gadzepko - Nov. 11, 2005

"Africans on Display: A First-Person Account of the Zoo Scandal in Augsburg, Germany" - Oct. 13, 2005

"Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links" - Oct. 18, 2005

Undergraduate Reception - April 18, 2006

"Privilege and Race in the Greek System" - Feb. 27, 2007

"Great Experiences: City of Chicago Mayoral Fellow 2006" - Sept. 20, 2006

Black Knowledge Bowl - Feb. 22, 2007

"A Change Gon Come: The Plantation in Ernest J. Gaines's Bloodline" - Sept. 12, 2007

Graduate Student Spring Appreciation and Award Reception - April 20, 2007

"The American Civil Rights Movement's Effect on Europe" - Sept. 27, 2006

"Empowering People of Color in the Aftermath of Katrina — One Year Later" - Sept. 12, 2006

"Rituals and Spirituality to Bond Our Communities" - Sept. 19, 2006

"The Sociology of Doing Black Music in American Culture: A Talk about Artistry, Education, and Meaning in Making Music" - Feb. 26, 2007

"Identity, Memory, and Constructs of 'Home' in Rastafarianism" - March 29, 2007

"Assessing the Symbiotic Relationship Between Ghanaians and African Americans in the Diaspora" - Oct. 10, 2007

Undergraduate Graduation Recognition Luncheon - April 18, 2007

"Black Zombies: Conceptions of Death in Rap" - April 13, 2007

Brown Bag Series 2009-2010

Faculty Book Reception - October 8, 2007

"Black Religions, F.B.I. Surveillance, and the Rise of Black Ethnics in the Early Twentieth Century" - Nov. 14, 2007

"Zero Tolerance Goes South: U.S. Police in Latin America after the Cold War" - Dec. 5, 2007

2010 Herman C. Hudson Symposium