Africana Studies

Events

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For more information about Africana Studies at Bard College or questions about this site:

Tabetha Ewing
Director of Africana Studies
Tel: 845-758-6822 x7548
E-mail: ewing@bard.edu
Office: Fairbairn 205
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson
New York 12504-5000

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Past Events

                    

2008

  Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Song of Spain: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War
Olin, Room 204  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
"Song of Spain: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War." Presentation by Professor Soledad Fox, Williams College.
Contact: Gabriela Carrion  845-758-6822 x6050  carrion@bard.edu
Friday, April 11, 2008
Revisiting Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  7:00 pm
A 50th-Year Retrospective

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panelists
Chinua Achebe, Bard College
Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Christine Griffin, Red Hook High School
Jesse Weaver Shipley, Bard College
Binyavanga Wainaina, Union College


MODERATOR
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Dartmouth College

Sosnoff Theater
Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Reserved seating and post-event reception available for a donation of $35 per ticket
Please call (845) 758-7900 to make a reservation.
Contact: 845-758-7900 

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Thursday, April 3, 2008
Bard College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Kingston Area Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, NY  12:30 pm
Reading
Nicola Sheara reads from Things Fall Apart, with light lunch provided by the American Association of University Women/Kingston Chapter.

Sponsored by: Bard College, AAUW/Kingston Chapter
Contact: 845-758-7235  armstead@bard.edu

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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Bard College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Poughkeepsie Library, 105 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY  1:30 pm
Panel Discussion
“Modernity and Tradition in African Life: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.” Wendy Urban Mead and Myra Armstead, Bard College. Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium,
Sponsored by: Bard College, Poughkeepsie Library District
Contact: 845-758-7235  armstead@bard.edu

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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Bard College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
SUNY Ulster, Vanderlyn Hall, Room 203  7:00 pm
Panel Discussion
“Images of Africa: Conrad and Achebe.” Myra Armstead and Derek Furr, Bard College; and Abdou Gaye, Ulster County Community College.
Sponsored by: Bard College, SUNY Ulster, and AAUW/Kingston Chapter
Contact: 845-758-7235  armstead@bard.edu

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  Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Film Screening: Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  7:00 pm
Dark and Lovely, Soft and Free


South African scholar-activist and filmmaker Graeme Reid shows the video documentary he codirected with Paulo Alberton, which examines the remarkable lives of gay hairstylists living in small towns across South Africa. .
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Human Rights Program and the Rift Valley Institute
Contact: 845-758-7677  riftvalley@bard.edu

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  Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Lecture: The Canary of the Constitution: Debating Same-Sex Equality in South Africa
Olin, Room 102  6:30 pm
“The Canary of the Constitution: Debating Same-Sex Equality in South Africa.”


South African scholar-activist and filmmaker Graeme Reid focuses on the public argument concerning the sexual orientation clause and same-sex marriage in South Africa (which since 2006 has been one of five countries where same-sex marriage is legal).
Sponsored by: Africana Studies Program; Human Rights Program and the Rift Valley Institute
Contact: 845-758-7677  riftvalley@bard.edu

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