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Colloquium Schedule

FALL 2010

September 21st 11:00 am -12:00 noon
"My Journey to Sierra Leone: One African-American Woman's Search for Identity"
Dr. Barbara Morrison-Rodriguez, President & CEO, BMR Consulting, LLC.
Marshall Center, Room 4102

October 7th 10:30 am – 11:30 am
"The Politics of Race in the History of Desegregation of Public School Educators in the South"
Dr. Barbara Shircliffe, Associate Professor, USF College of Education
Marshall Center, Room 3705

October 11th 11:00 am- 12:00 noon
"Garvey and Damuah In Perspective: Their Philosophical Contribution and Work Towards An African Religious Reformation and Spiritual Renaissance"
Mr. De-Valera Nana Yaw Mpere Botchway, Visiting Scholar, University of Ghana
FAO 296

November 4th 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
"Rest in Peace T-shirts: An Exploratory Study of A Contemporary Black American Mourning Ritual"
Mr. Brett Mervis, Doctoral Candidate, USF Anthropology Dept.
FAO 296


January 28 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A discussion of Dr. Melvin James recent book "God Bless America"
Dr. Melvin James, Adjunct Professor & Academic Advisor USF

February 25 (IBL Conference Room , FAO296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Healthy Food Access in the Black Community"
Cynthia Smith, Graduate Student, Africana Studies

March 4 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Disparities in Academic Achievement: Perspectives of the Tampa Bay Haitian Community
Robin Baldwin, Graduate Student, Africana Studies

March 25 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Climbing the ladder of success: Black Women's Entrepreneurship in Black Tampa
Erica Fox, Graduate Student, Africana Studies

April 8 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Representing the Unrepresented"
Reginald Eldridge, Graduate Student, Africana Studies

April 15 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"This is what a (Black male) Feminist looks like: Time has brought about a change"
Dr. Gary Lemons, Associate Professor, Department of English

April 22 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The Division of Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo & Circulo Cubano"
Walter L. Smith II, Graduate Student, Africana Studies CANCELLED


FALL 2009

September 24 (IBL Conference Room, FAO 296)
"A Mystical Approach to the Spiritual Pedagogy of Michael Jackson"

Kendra Bryant, PhD student
English Rhetoric and Composition

October 22 (Hillsborough Room, Marshall Center)
"Teachable Moments: Racial profiling in 'post-racial' America"

Dr. Brenda Townsend-Walker
USF Department of Special Education

Dr. Lori Fridell
USF Department of Criminology

Anne Marie Winter
Administrator, Refugee Services (Genocide)

Glen Katon
American Civil Liberties Union

October 29 (Grace Allen Room, USF Library)
"Hearing the Silences: Black Rage Under Slavery in 18th Century New Jersey
Dr. Kenneth E. Marshall
Assistant Professor of History at the State University of New York at Oswego