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  • Njeri Githire publishes "Cannibal Writes"; Poets speak on Ferguson

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    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.

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    October 27th, 2014
  • AA&AS Open House

    OpenHouse Sign.JPGJoin AA&AS students, faculty and staff at our annual Open House on Wednesday, October 22, 11AM - 1PM in 860 Social Sciences, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Learn about AA&AS's undergraduate program and graduate minor. Refreshments will be served.

    October 9th, 2014
  • Jessica Gordon Nembhard to give a talk on her book Collective Courage

    Jessica Gordon Nembhard to give a talk on her book Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Cooperative Thought & Practice, September 29, 12:30pm in room 180 Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Learn more JGN_flier_d2.pdf.

    Isabel Wilkerson, author of Warmth of Other Suns gives a talk on October 1.
    Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries speaker series with a special lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration." Learn more.

    Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker will screen her documentary film 1912, Breaking the Silence (1912, Voces Para un Silencio) on October 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Hanson Hall room 1-103. Learn GR_flier_d2.pdf.

    MINNEAPOLIS TEACHERS INSTITUTE
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    The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

    September 24th, 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.