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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

International Education Week Nov. 8-16

Nov. 3, 2011—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 Series, LGBTQI Life, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt Law School, Robert Penn Warren Center, Humphrey...

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Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off at Black Cultural Center

Sep. 16, 2011—    Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off Sept. 15 at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center with a reception and presentation hosted by the Afro-Hispanic Review, which is housed at the BJJBCC, and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Karl Dean was on hand for the festivities. The Afro-Hispanic Review presented its...

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Sexual assault awareness month events April 14, 20

Apr. 13, 2011—April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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April 21 presentation: Health care and retirement planning

Apr. 13, 2011—There will be a presentation on the financial impact of health care coverage on retirement planning noon to 1 p.m. April 21 in the auditorium of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Mandy Carter: “Justice or Just Us?”

Apr. 6, 2011—Watch video of a Feb. 8 talk by Mandy Carter, one of the leading African American lesbian activists in the country. In “Justice or Just Us?” she discusses the LGBTQI movement’s difficulty in acknowledging paths blazed by the women’s movement and the Black Civil Rights movement, challenging everyone to build a movement truly representative of...

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“Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .”: What scholars can learn from novelists – and journalists – about storytelling

Feb. 25, 2011—Watch video of the Feb. 24 talk by Adam Hochschild, author and journalist, titled “‘Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists–and Journalists–about Storytelling.” Hochschild is an award-winning author of six books, including King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa and Bury the Chains:...

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Vanderbilt looks at slavery at March 25 symposium

Feb. 23, 2011—Scholars from Duke, UC-Berkeley and Columbia will look at slavery and its afterlives during a daylong symposium at Vanderbilt University.

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“Historicizing the Black Atlantic, Comparative Colonialism, and Transnational Citizenship”

Feb. 14, 2011—Watch video of the Feb. 10, 2011, Black Atlantic Lecture. Mamadou Diouf (African Studies, Columbia University) and Toyin Falola (history, University of Texas at Austin) present “Historicizing the Black Atlantic, Comparative Colonialism, and Transnational Citizenship.” The event is moderated by Moses Ochonu, assistant professor of history, and is co-sponsored by the Warren Center, the Department...

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Events featuring daughter of Malcolm X, first African American to play in the NBA scheduled at Vanderbilt University during Black History Month

Jan. 25, 2011—Ambassador Atallah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X, will give a talk, “Melting Pot: Cultural Diplomacy/Multi-National Patriotism,” at Vanderbilt University Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in Room 103 of Wilson Hall. Her lecture is among several free, public events scheduled at Vanderbilt University during February – Black History Month.

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Videos: MLK Day 2011

Jan. 18, 2011—Watch videos of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. events: Jan. 17 Keynote Event featuring the Vanderbilt gospel choir Voices of Praise; winners of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center’s MLK Essay and Oratorical contest; and the keynote address by Civil Rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond. Jan. 17 Vespers and Candlelight Vigil...

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Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to give keynote address during Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration

Dec. 14, 2010—Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will deliver the keynote address at a 4:30 p.m. event at Vanderbilt University commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Vanderbilt student tickets are...

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Nashville civil rights leaders gather April 30 at Vanderbilt to discuss how ’The Movement’ can be used for social change today

Apr. 22, 2010— Efforts by Nashville’s civil rights activists were key to the historic national struggle for civil rights. On Friday, April 30, members of Nashville’s movement will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss their experiences.

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