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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Black student experience celebrated at Reunion and Homecoming at Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2015—A campus space designed to celebrate the history and contributions of black students at Vanderbilt opens, historically black sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 40 years on campus, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center launches its AmbassaDores program on Friday, Oct. 23, during the university’s Reunion and Homecoming.

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African Diaspora symposium hosts first local screening of ‘Dreams Are Colder than Death’

Sep. 17, 2015—A Sept. 24-26 symposium will include plenary speakers Nahum Chancler of UC-Irvine and Cheryl Wall of Rutgers University, as well as Vanderbilt faculty member Lucius Outlaw and others.

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Artist Coco Fusco speaks on performance and politics in Cuba Sept. 22

Sep. 16, 2015—Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will introduce her forthcoming book, "Dangerous Moves: Politics and Performance in Cuba, on Tuesday," Sept. 22, at 4:10 p.m. at Vanderbilt's Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Healthy Masculinities Week begins Sept. 14

Sep. 11, 2015—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has developed a series of events designed to explore society’s notions of masculinity.

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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center director named assistant dean of students

Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.

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Huerta to speak on ’empowering youth with compassion’ March 26

Mar. 13, 2015—"Empowering youth with compassion and mindful teaching" will take place in the Black Cultural Center auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

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Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

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Foundation chair, former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at MLK celebration at Vanderbilt University

Jan. 12, 2015—Civil rights leader and former U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 19. The theme for this year's commemoration is “Dismantling Segregation: Race, Poverty and Privilege.”

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Rosevelt Noble Documents the Black Experience at Vanderbilt

Dec. 23, 2014—To date, Rosevelt Noble has completed roughly 150 various interviews relating to his project and has taken more than 175,000 photos documenting the experience of African Americans on campus.

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AVBA and Black Cultural Center Celebrate 30 Years

Dec. 23, 2014—Both the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA) recognized 30th anniversaries in 2014.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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