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Upcoming Events




Professor Barbara Ransby will interview
Professor Cynthia Blair


Join the Department of African American Studies for this year’s second
“Conversations,” a forum featuring informal discussions between AAST
scholars drawing out the connections between their work as scholars,
artists, and community members. The series allows members of the department
and extended community to get a better sense of what each of us does within
and beyond the university, as well as to make visible the ideas and
commitments that connect us to one another.

In our final event of the year, Professor Barbara Ransby will interview
Professor Cynthia Blair. The event will focus on Dr. Blair’s current book
project, Moms Mabley: A Cultural Biography, which examines the life and
career of the African American comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley.

Light refreshments are available.

Monday, April 27 @ 12:00 pm @ UIC 1250 UH




"28, 43" A Photographic Exhibition

Visit "28, 43" A Photographic Gallery Exhibit at the PUJA gallery now located at 1255 S. Halsted.

Gallery hours are Thurs. & Fri. 12-5 and Sat. 12-3.

For group and class visits email





Partner Events


Career in Activism Fair 2015

Are you a young person looking for a job that will make a difference?

Saturday, April 11th from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave.






CFS 2015 Spring Training Opportunities




Beyond Coasts: Haiti in the Midwest


Held at Northwestern University from Friday, April 24th - Saturday, April 25th the symposium features keynote speaker Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Professor Emeritus of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In addition to Professor Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, featured presenters include area scholars Drs. Flore Zephir, Karen Richman, Valerie Kaussen and Ludovic Comeau; community organizers Lynn Toussaint, President of the Haitian Congress in Evanston and Daphne Rene of the Haitian American Community Association, Marie Josee St. Preaux of the Midwest Association of Haitian American Women; and art activists including curator and educator Neysa Page-Lieberman and musician and community organizer Jude Laude. The symposium will also feature opening remarks by the Consul General in Haiti Lesly Condé and special presentation by Honey Pot Performance.

The opening reception for Beyond Coasts: Haiti in the Midwest will take place on Friday at 6pm in Northwestern University's Great Room in Seabury Hall, 600 Haven Street, Evanston, IL, 60208. Saturday's events will be held from 9am-5pm in the Annie May Swift Hall, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.