News and Events — 2011 Archive



Dr. Jeffrey Sommers was a featured panelist discussing global economics and politics on RT's CrossTalk for their year-end wrap up and New Year trends programs.

Graduate student Majeed Rahman was a participant at this year's first regional conference of the Milwaukee Area Time Exchange, a community-based organization committed to exchanging ideas that benefits the community. Read more.

Jeffrey Sommers was the Conference Chair and a Featured Speaker for the 2011 Asia Business & Management Conference of the International Academic Forum held in Osaka, Japan on November 12th and 13th. His presentation title was: "Origins of our Global Economic Crisis: Causes and Perspectives from the past 500, 50, & 5 Years."

Dr. Anika Wilson presented her research at "People, Places, and Stories," an interdisciplinary and international conference hosted by Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, Sept. 28-30.

Dr. Jeffrey Sommers has been invited to this year's Global Policy Forum meeting in Yaroslavl, Russia on Sept. 7- 8, 2011. Read his GPF interview.

Prof. Emeritus Bellegarde-Smith speaks at the University of the West Indies on June 9, 2011. Lecture: Philosophical and Identity Constructions of an Elite: Haiti in the 19th and Early 20th Century. Event Poster

The Department of Africology is pleased to cosponsor 'Posing Beauty' a lecture by Dr. Deborah Willis, Department of Photography and Imaging, New York University -Tisch School of the Arts. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 1:30pm, 4th Floor Library Conference Center. Event flier

The Department of Africology presents Black History & Liberation Month 2011

The Department of Africology invites applicants for a tenure-track position: Joint appointment in Africology and Global Studies

As part of its Visiting Senior Scholar Series, the Department of Africology hosted a lecture by Dr. Patrick Manning on February 9. See photos from Dr. Manning's visit.

Video of Dr. Manning lecture
Introduction by Dr. Sommers

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The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor

An Evening With Terry McMillan

The Distinguished Lecture Series presents
An Evening with Terry McMillan
Wednesday February 23, 2011
7pm, Union Ballroom (2200 E Kenwood Blvd, 1st Level)

"Everything I write about is empowerment." - Terry Mc McMillan

One of today's most influential novelists, Terry McMillan has always created works described as poignant and inspirational for many contemporary women of all races. Author of several New York Times bestsellers, McMillan's best known books include Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. With her latest, Getting to Happy, McMillan continues in the tradition of empowering women to find honesty, humor and hope in any situation.

McMillan's presentations are described as witty and heartfelt with some unique twists. She will give first hand insight to her creative writing process, and share her experiences and success as an African American female writer while encouraging audience members to share their experiences and engage her in dialogue.

Sponsored by Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Programming, the UWM Bookstore, The Women's Resource Center, the Department of Africology, The Department of English, and the Creative Writing Program with the assistance of other partners.

For more information, see:

Dr. Ahmed Mbalia gave a lecture at the Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art entitled, "The Dialectics of Mass Media in African Peoples' Quest for Liberation"

The Department of Africology is pleased to co-sponsor a performance of the play

The Meeting

January 26 & 27, 2011
7pm (doors open at 6:30pm), Union Ballroom West

Free to UWM students; $10,all others

The Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company presents The Meeting is a play by Jeff Stetson, Directed by Willie Abney

Join us for this fascinating performance presented by Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company, celebrating 30 years as Wisconsin's premier African American theatre company.

What would have happened if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met to discuss their philosophies and contrasting approaches to gaining equal rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement? The Meeting is a compelling and provocative play depicting this supposed meeting between two of the most important men of modern times. A moderated discussion will follow the performance on both nights.

For more information, contact Carla Cadet, 414-229-6998 or e-mail Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming, the Department of Africology, and the Black Cultural Center.

The Community Brainstorming Conference

In Cooperation with
The Department of Africology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Invites Your Participation in Its
Saturday, January 22, 2011
8:00-11:00 A.M.
Saint Matthews C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street (Parking on 8th Street, Off Chambers)

The Subject for Discussion Is
"When You Study Africology, You Study the World"

Presenters and Topics:
Professor Frank Wilson Department of Sociology, UWM
"The Empowerment of Local African-American Communities"
Professor Pamela Malone Department of Sociology, MATC
"The Empowerment of African-American Communities Nationally"
Professor Jeffrey Sommers Department of Africology, UWM
"The Global Empowerment of Africa and Its Diaspora (the Afrispora)"

Moderator:Professor Winston Van Horne: Department of Africology, UWM
CBC Chair: Judge Russell Stamper

Given the timeliness and critical importance of the topics, CBC looks forward to engaging HUNDREDS OF YOU in a discussion of them!!