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  • Keith Mayes and Rose Brewer provide insight on the legacy of racial injustice in US history and current events

    Keith Mayes, AA&AS associate professor and department chair, talks about the importance of teaching about Ferguson on KSTP. Learn more.

    Rose Brewer, AA&AS professor, talks with a StarTribune reporter about how racial inequity was built into the GI Bill. Learn more.

    November 26th, 2014
  • Bill Ayers to give talk, "Teaching to Disrupt"

    Thumbnail image for Ayers.jpgAt the opening of Minneapolis Teachers Institute Symposium series, educator, author, and activist William Ayers will address MTI's 2014-2015 theme, Love Pedagogy: Disrupting the Violence Against Young Bodies on Saturday, November 22, 12pm - 1pm in room 412 Science Teaching and Student Services, 222 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis. To attend, RSVP. Learn more.

    November 10th, 2014
  • Njeri Githire publishes "Cannibal Writes"; Poets speak on Ferguson

    Thumbnail image for Cannibal Writes.png Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing
    Njeri Githire, AA&AS associate professor, will talk about her new book Cannibal Writes as part of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Series on Friday, November 7 at 12pm at 537 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue S
    Minneapolis. Learn more.

    "Living Past Living in the Present" is a community forum about the rising tensions in Ferguson, Missouri and the role of state violence. Poets Tish Jones, Taiyon Coleman and Chaun Webster will share their insights and challenge us to rethink violence against Black bodies. Friday, November 7, 6pm at Cafe Southside, 3405 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis.

    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Michael Brown poster.jpg Ferguson Forum.pdf

    October 27th, 2014

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Yuichiro Onishi, whose new book has been published! Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa was published under New York University Press.