The Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI). Convening for one week between Sunday July 9 and Friday July 14, 2017.
July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Harlem’s historic “Silent Parade,” when over 10,000 Black New Yorkers marched in protest of anti-black lynching and other forms of violence. In commemoration of that event and the larger movement it represented, and in recognition of the historical trajectory from it to the current moment and movement for Black Lives, the theme for the 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI) will be “Black Activist New York.” We encourage members of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) to apply!
This Summer Institute offers what few others are able:
This year’s lecturers and presenters will include Samuel K. Roberts (STSI Director),Zaheer Ali, Afua Atta-Mensah, Dante Barry, Ansley Erickson, Crystal Feimster, Steven Fullwood, Rujeko Hockley, and Minkah Mikalani. STSI seminars and presentations will explore various themes including:
This Summer Institute offers what few others are able: the opportunity to study Black Activism through the lens of New York, and in New York.
Special Projects Consultant and Grants Coordinator Columbia University
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
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