Black History Month 2014
African American Progress in the 21st Century Economic Development, Education and Law
CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine
To address Blacks and Economic Development
Monday February 3, 6p.m. URI Galanti Lounge
Dr. Bob Dilworth, Professor of Art, URI.
Africana Studies presents:
Reframed, Revisited, and Reconstructed Mixed
Monday February 10, 5-7 P.M. Fine Arts Center,
URI Art Gallery
* Dr. Anne Bailey, Professor of Africana Studies SUNY & Author of:
African Voices of The Atlantic Slave Trade
To address Blacks and higher education
Monday February 17, 3p.m. URI Galanti Lounge
*Mr. Mike Costa, Filmmaker, "Proud To Be Cape Verdean"
Questions and Answers to follow.
Wednesday February 19, 3p.m.
URI Galanti Lounge
*A Panel of several URI Professors to address African Americans and the Law.
Monday February 24, 2p.m. URI Galanti Lounge
The Africana Studies Program Honors
The Life of Mr. Leo DiMaio Jr. who
died, Thursday, February 20, 2014
We are going to postpone this event until further notice:
*Poetry and Music of African American Spirituals and Slave Narratives
Tuesday February 25, 8p.m. Multicultural Center Hardge Forum
Office of Community, Equity, & Diversity
Harrington School of Communication
Student Life Diversity Fund
College of Arts & Science
College of Business Administration
The Multicultural Center
Sankofa Student Organization
Honorable John D. Mahama,
Adjunct Professor Dr. Joseph Quainoo
Through the Eyes of Africa-Photos by Steve Wood
Come take a look at
the new Africana Studies
Art Exhibit located at:
Lippitt Hall first floor
Announcing The Marlen S. Bodden Annual Lecture Series In Africana Studies
Attorney and Author of Critically Acclaimed The Wedding Gift.
Inagural speaker for the Marlen Bodden lecture
Dr. Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
This year the Africana Studies Program received a major gift from civil rights
attorney and author, Ms. Marlen S. Bodden. The Wedding Gift, Bodden's first major
novel has received widely celebrated critical accalim.
Based on actual court cases from the 1800's, the historical fiction depicts
the unsettling narrative of women's lives during the American slave era.
The Marlen S. Bodden Annual Lecture Series in Africana Studies was a part of the
2013 Black History Month Observance with Dr. Charles Ogletree,Harvard Law School
as the inaugural speaker for the Lecture Series.
The Africana Studies Program is a vibrant, unique part of the URI community. Providing an important area of study of African and African American social, political and historical development, AAF contributes to the rich diversity of our campus. Many people from various African nations call New England (Including Rhode Island!) home. Nigeria ,Kenya, Liberia, Ghana and many other African nations are part of our community. Africana Studies is as relevant today as ever.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Interdisciplinary programs in African & African American Studies prepare students for professional careers in education, business, civil service, communications, industrial relations, international development, urban planning and public service. The major seeks to prepare graduates for both public and private sector careers by stressing the development of analytical skills in the learning process. The program also provides an excellent foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue graduate study leading to an M. A. or Ph.D., or professional training such as law or urban planning.