News and Events — 2009 Archive

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Dr. Erin Winkler spoke with WUWM's Stephanie Lecci about how children learn to preceive race and how we consider it as adults. Listen to the interview.


Dr. Sandra Jones is a 2009-2010 recipient of the UW-System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Faculty Diversity Research Award for her project: "Research in African American Literacies." Read more on the UW-System Institute on Race and Ethnicity's website.

Dr. Anika Wilson's research focuses on informal communications in the southeastern African country of Malawi. Read the UWM News article.

 

Events

Woodson Week 2009

Monday, April 6 to Thursday, April 9

Woodson Week is a week full of programming that celebrates and commemorates African American Heritage. This event is named after Carter G. Woodson, renowned historian and founder of Negro History Week.

Monday, April 6th at 7pm
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Woodson Week presents:
Dissecting the City: The MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM under the Microscope
Dissecting the City is an in-depth series that looks into some of the most controversial yet least discussed topics in town. It is known to make some uncomfortable and motivate others, but we guarantee that you will be educated! Join us as we discuss the pros, cons and controversies of the MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and the Africology Club. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-6998/3894.

Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
UWM Union Wisconsin Room
Woodson Week presents:
Keynote with Dr. Na'im Akbar
Currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University, Dr. Na'im Akbar is a noted psychologist, scholar, author and speaker. He is known "as a pioneer in developing an African-centered approach in modern psychology." Dr. Akbar's insight and analysis of the social concerns affecting African Americans in particular and humanity as a whole is soul stirring, superbly rational and highly informative.

Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and the Africology Club. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-6998/3894

Wednesday, April 8 at 8pm
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Woodson Week presents:
Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic It's the final Lyrical Sanctuary of the semester! Join us as we go out with a blast with the city's hottest poets, singers, writers and a special African art show in celebration of Woodson Week.

Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and the Africology Club. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-6998/3894.

Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
UWM Union Wisconsin Room
Woodson Week presents:
Fatherhood: Six Voices, One City
This documentary explores the lives and stories of six African American fathers in Milwaukee. These men share their experiences of fatherhood along with other aspects of their lives in Milwaukee. Following the screening, a panel discussion with the extraordinary individuals featured in this film will be moderated by Dr. David Pate (Helen Bader School of Social Welfare), and five undergraduate students in the department of social work.

Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and the Africology Club. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-6998/3894.

UWM Distinguished Lecture Series

Monday, March 9th
The UWM Distinguished Lecture Series Presents:
An Evening with Jonathan Kozol
Public Education, Poverty, Race and Segregation
7:30PM
Union Wisconsin Room

Co-sponsored by The Department of Africology.

Advance tickets:
UWM Students FREE
(Pick up at the UWM Bookstore with your student ID)
$5 Non-UWM Students; $8 Staff/Faculty/Alumni; $10 General Public

Tickets at the Door:
$8 Students, $10 Staff/Faculty/Alumni, $12 General Public

A sign language interpreter will be provided.
A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Tickets may be purchased at the UWM Bookstore by calling 414-229-4201 or 1-800-662-5668. For more information, contact UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, 414-229-6998.

See UWM Distinguished Lecture Series for additional information.


The Department of Africology presents Black History & Liberation Month 2009


Monday, February 2
Cultural presentation and food tasting
Taste of Africa
12pm-2pm
Union Ball Room
Performances by Oma Anya, Milwaukee-based African dance and drum troupe, will be followed by a discussion exploring the art form. This event will also include a sampling of African foods.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Film Showing: "The Black List"
11am-12:15pm Curtin 175

Monday, Feb. 9
Film Showing: "Race is a Four Letter Word"
9:30am-11am
Union 191

Tuesday February 10
Panel discussion
Post-racial Politics: The Age of Obama?
11am-12:30pm
Union Wisconsin Room Lounge
President Obama is seen as a transcendent figure that has and will change the 400 years impact of race in the United States. Is that true?

Wednesday February 11
Panel discussion
Global Pandemic, Local Treatment: AIDS Care from Milwaukee to Southern Africa
2pm-3:30pm
Union Wisconsin Room Lounge
Expert panelists compare the progress and challenges of AIDS treatment in Milwaukee and Southern Africa. What role can local communities play in ensuring the care of those affected by AIDS?

Thursday February 19
Panel discussion
Surviving the Economic Crisis: Will America Bail out the African American Community?
11am-12:30pm
Union Ballroom
How will the economic recession impact an already ailing African American community, and will the economic rescue "trickle down" to the black community?

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Film Showing: "Race is a Four Letter Word"
11am-12:30pm
Union 191

Saturday, January 24, 2009
8:00 - 11:00 am
Saint Matthews C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street
Universities Versus Prisons: Will the Obama Administration Make a Difference?
Professor Joyce F. Kirk, Moderator
Chair of the UWM Department of Africology

Presenters and Topics:
Professor Winston Van Horne, UWM Department of Africology
"Universities: The Addition of Human Value"

Professor Dr. Stan Stojkovic, UWM School of Social Welfare
"Prisons: The Subtraction of Human Value"

Professor Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, UWM Department of Africology
"The Age of Obama? Who is He Exactly?"

Friday, December 5, 2008
12:00pm - 1:15 pm
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
The Slave Ship: A Human History
Greene Hall, UWM Campus

Saturday, December 6, 2008
2:00 pm
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
The Slave Ship: A Human History
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W. Center Street, Milwaukee

Professor Marcus Rediker of the University of Pittsburgh will be in Milwaukee early next month to talk about his acclaimed book, The Slave Ship: A Human History (2007). On Friday, December 5, Professor Rediker will give a colloquium for students and faculty from noon until 1:15 in Green Hall. On Saturday, December 6, he will give a public talk about his book at 2:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society at 2620 W. Center Street. Both events are free and open to the public. We encourage those attending the colloquium to read Chapter 9 ("From Captives to Shipmates") and the Epilogue ("Endless Passage") to help facilitate discussion. Both readings are on E-Reserve listed under Professor Rediker's name.

The Slave Ship is based on 30 years of research and traces more than 300 years of the slave trade from Africa to the Americas. As the publisher's description states, Rediker's book "reconstructs in chilling detail the lives, deaths, and terrors of captains, sailors, and the enslaved aboard a 'floating dungeon' trailed by sharks. From the young African kidnapped from his village and sold to the slaver by a neighboring tribe; to the would-be priest who takes a job as a sailor on a slave ship only to be horrified by the evil he sees; to the captain who relishes having 'a hell of my own,' Rediker illuminates the lives of people who were thought to have left no trace."

These events are funded by UWM's Cultures and Communities, the History Department, and many other UWM programs and departments, including the Department of Africology. Our community partner is the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.

Friday, Nov 7, 2008
An Evening with Danny Glover
7:30 pm
UWM Student Union
Wisconsin Room