Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

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    Save the date: Diverse Dores Community Jamboree

    The Vanderbilt community is invited to the Diverse Dores Community Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services, the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center,… Read More

    Aug 6, 2014

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    Vanderbilt Sociology celebrates 80 years

    Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists. Read More

    Mar 6, 2014

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    LGBTQI Life to screen film on Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin

    Vanderbilt's LGBTQI Life in collaboration with the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will host a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be followed by a discussion. Read More

    Feb 13, 2014

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    Vanderbilt University marks important Civil Rights milestones Aug. 28, Sept. 5

    Vanderbilt will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a midday event Aug. 28. On the evening of Sept. 5, the Rev. Carolyn McKinstry will speak at a free public event in Benton Chapel. Read More

    Aug 23, 2013

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    Rethinking prisons subject of conference

    Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty. Read More

    Apr 25, 2013

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    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to speak at Vanderbilt

    Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own show on MSNBC and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will discuss “Race, Health and Justice” Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium. Read More

    Feb 5, 2013

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    Vanderbilt and Nashville: Good Neighbors

    Vanderbilt has grown up alongside its hometown to play a leading role in the life of the larger community—employing nearly 25,000 people; providing a Level 1 trauma center and top-ranked hospitals that admit around 65,000 patients a year; and generating millions of dollars for the local economy through athletics, cultural events, and a vast array of intellectual offerings. And that’s just for starters. Read More

    Jan 14, 2013

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades… Read More

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae… Read More

    Sep 13, 2012

  • Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

    A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Sep 5, 2012

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    Symposium explores dynamic relationship between poet and translator

    A distinguished writer noted for his leadership in the translation and preservation of ancient Vietnamese poetry is among those featured at Vanderbilt’s two-day “L’invitation au voyage”: A Symposium on Poetry and Translation. John Balaban will deliver the opening address, “On Translating Vietnamese Poetry,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March… Read More

    Mar 19, 2012

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    Black Art Series continues through March 18

    Vanderbilt’s Black Art Series is under way through March 18, with a week of activities culminating in a production of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum. In past years, the Black Art Series has hosted such productions as The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and For Colored Girls Who… Read More

    Mar 13, 2012

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    Social activist Piven to discuss class war, Occupy movement March 26

    Frances Fox Piven Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Political Science at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, will discuss “Class War in 21st-Century America: Can Occupy Wall Street Beat Back the Corporate Assault?” Her lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the… Read More

    Mar 13, 2012

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    Great Performances presents Spirit of Uganda Feb. 25

    Spirit of Uganda With standing drums, dramatic choreography, layered rhythms and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Langford Auditorium as part of the Great… Read More

    Feb 13, 2012

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    Black migration focus of Vanderbilt-Fisk symposium

    (Image courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco) A range of issues relative to the challenges, possibilities and tensions that have emerged from the migration and settlement of black people in North America, the Caribbean and Europe will be discussed at a symposium co-hosted by Vanderbilt… Read More

    Feb 9, 2012

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    Black Migration Symposium set for Feb. 10-11

    (Image courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco) Vanderbilt and Fisk universities will co-host the Black Migration Symposium Feb. 10-11 on both university campuses. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Sessions… Read More

    Feb 2, 2012

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    Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

    Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website. Read More

    Jan 31, 2012

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    ‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

    Cultural writer Lewis Hyde, who has a strong interest in the public life of the imagination, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Jan. 19. Read More

    Jan 12, 2012

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    U.S. Congressman John Lewis to speak at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day commemoration

    U.S. Congressman and legendary civil rights activist John Lewis will deliver the keynote address Jan. 16 at an event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

    Jan 3, 2012

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    International Education Week Nov. 8-16

    International Education Week at Vanderbilt is Nov. 2-16. The week-long series of events are co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Global Education Office, and Vanderbilt International Office in coordination with Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Holocaust Lecture… Read More

    Nov 3, 2011