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Constitution Day | Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing, Sept. 17

Graphic juxtaposing police mug shot and graduation cap, in black and whiteThe CLJC and the Office of the Provost invite you to Ohio University’s Constitution Day, an event that features several faculty discussing “Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing” on Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Watch on YouTube. Watch on Facebook. Recent protests against police shootings that target primarily […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice, July 31

Sharon Cooper, portraitFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University community is invited to attend “Black Lives Matter: Examining the Scales of Justice,” a conversation with Sharon Cooper, on Friday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual event will take place on Zoom and feature a discussion and […]

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Posted on 07/22/2020

Contemporary History | Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I, March 5

Michelle R. Moyd, portraitThe Contemporary History Institute welcomes Dr. Michelle R. Moyd discussing “Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I” on March 5 in Bentley 124 at 4:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Moyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of History; […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

CANCELED | Book Launch & Reading | Romance in Marseille, March 27

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitNote: This event has been canceled. The African American Studies Department hosts a book launch and reading of Romance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, at the Athena Cinema on March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-editors Holcomb of Ohio University and Dr. William […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

Career Corner | Black Excellence Panel, Jan. 22

Tanisha King-Taylor, portrAITThe Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center hosts a Black Excellence Panel Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, Backer Center 366. Hear the stories of the panelists and ask questions about the different industries represented. There is also a networking […]

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Posted on 01/01/2020

Love and Hate | From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency, Sept. 26

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, portraitThe Love & Hate theme fall event features speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “From #BlackLivesMatter to the White Power Presidency” on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Schoonover 145. This event is hosted by the Love and Hate Theme Committee in conjunction with the departments of African American Studies, History, Political […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

MLK Celebration | King’s Vision: An Essential Alternative to Now, Jan. 23

Dorsey Odell Blake, portraitUniversity Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Jan. 21-26 By George E. Mauzy Jr. From Compass Ohio University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2019 on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration, which has adopted the holiday’s national theme, “King’s Vision: Humanity […]

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Posted on 01/01/2019

Wealth & Poverty | Slavery and Its Legacies, Nov. 19

Ana Lucia Araujo, portraitThe Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo discussing “Slavery and Its Legacies: Comparative Approaches in Memory and Reparations” on Monday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Walter  Hall Rotunda. Araujo is Professor of History of Howard University. Her research explores the history, memory, and […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture | Crossing Borders: The Many Lives of Henry Box Brown, Nov. 27

Martha J. Cutter, portraitDr. Martha J. Cutter delivers the inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture, given in honor of Dr. Amritjit Singh, Ohio University Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Baker Multicultural Center, Room 219. Cutter, Professor of English and Africana Studies at […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies, May 23-24

A workshop on Emerging Coproduction Systems for Sustainable Rural Economies is May 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Living Learning Center at Ohio University. The goal of the workshop is to review prospects for coproduction systems in rural areas with declining economic activity. Multidisciplinary expert panels will […]

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Posted on 05/02/2018