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Life on 6th Street

Sociologist Alice Goffman, author of On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (The University of Chicago Press, 2014), will speak on Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101.  Listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s … Continue reading

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From West Africa

In her book, African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America (New York University Press, 2014), Boston College alumna Violet Showers Johnson and co-author Marilyn Halter tell the story of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United … Continue reading

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The Doctor, Undone

James Kyung-Jin Lee, author of Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism, will speak Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Stokes 195S. Lee is the chair of the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California-Irvine and an Episcopal priest. … Continue reading

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Economist Julianne Malveaux

Boston College alumna and Bennett College President Emerita Julianne Malveaux, an economist, columnist, and commentator, will present “Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation’s Future” on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Malveaux’s talk will touch upon the … Continue reading

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Baratunde Thurston: Race, media & Election 2012

Social commentator Baratunde Thurston, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black, will speak on “Birth Certificates, Fact Checkers and the Art of Negrospotting: A Look at Race, Comedy, and Politics in the 2012 Election” on Oct. … Continue reading

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Hip Hop’s hold on young black women

A professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French at Vanderbilt University, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting will deliver a lecture related to her award-winning book Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women on Mar. 15 at … Continue reading

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