September 8, 2016
The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in partnership with Scribe Video will honor the filmmaker Professor Samba Gadjigo for his film Sembene on the legendary African filmmaker Ousmane Sembene. The event is free to Temple students. It will be held at the International House on September 8th at 7 PM.
September 16-19, 2016
The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University in partnership with Lincoln University and the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies will host the Kwame Nkrumah Conference to be held at the Lincoln University Center City Campus. Dr. Ama Mazama and Dr. Molefi Kete Asante will be presenting major lectures at the Nkrumah Conference that is under the direction of Dr. Zizwe Poe, a Temple alum, and a professor at Lincoln University.
Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta, the long time chair of the Department of Black Studies at San Francisco State University will lecture to our department and friends on September 23rd at 2 PM in the Weigley Room in Gladfelter Hall 9th Floor. Dr. Tsuruta, one of the principal leaders of the Africana Studies field, will talk about how to maintain a strong sense of commitment to the field. Her own story is inspirational.
Professor Suzuko Morikawa, a Temple alum, and a history professor at Chicago State University will present on her career since she left Temple. Dr. Morikawa will speak at 2 PM in the Weigley Room, Gladfelter Hall, 9th Floor.
Professor Ibram Kendi of the University of Florida will speak on his latest book dealing with race in the American society at 2 PM in the Weigley Room in Gladfelter Hall. Dr. Kendi is a former student at Temple University and is the author of two important books, Stamped from the Beginning and The Black Campus Movement, in the field. He was also the President of the Graduate Student Association at Temple.
The Department of Africology and African American Studies is partnering with the Diopian Institute on the first day of the Diop Conference. Held in the Walk Auditorium the first day of the International Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference will feature Dr. Maulana Karenga, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Dr. Aoua Bocar, and Dr. Ama Mazama. It is like all Temple programs free to students. The public is invited.
Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, professor of Harris-Stowe University, will lead a national discussion on Afrofuturism. The one day seminar will entertain the works of several outstanding Afrofuturists in conjunction with the National Communication Association’s convention