College of Arts & Sciences

Africana Studies Program

News and Events

Fall 2011

FIRST ANNUAL AFRICANA STUDIES ESSAY COMPETITION

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Grace Before Dying Exhibition

9/21/11-10/21/11

"Grace Before Dying charts the extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison, into one of the least violent. Poignant quotes from the incarcerated hospice volunteers and patients accompany the searing photographs set in a carefully built sequence that charts the development of a culture of caring and compassion that challenges stereotypes of incarcerated people, and provides an intimate perspectives on what long-term and life sentences signify for those inside."

Location: Francis A. Drexel Library, Second Floor North

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Lecture by Lori Waselchuk [Photographer of the Grace Before Dying Exhibition]
10/20/11
3-5pm
Location Campion Forum Theater

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Diversity Awareness Week Events
Diversity Week Opening Reception
9/19/11
4-6pm
Events: Diversity Programs Fair and Bridging the Gap [BTG] announcements of events for the years
Location: Campion Banquet Hall South

Michael Benitez Diversity Series Lecture
9/21/11
4-6pm
Location: Campion North Lounge

Michael Benitez Faculty Workshop
9/22/11
11:30am-1pm
Campion Forum Theater

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Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
"Faith, Identity, and History: Representations of Christianity in Modern and Contemporary African American Art, A Symposium"
Call for Papers Submission Deadline Extended: October 14, 2011
Symposium to be held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA] on Saturday, March 24, 2012
Click here for more details on the ASCHA Symposium Call for Papers