|Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of History and American Studies, University of Southern California will present at Public Lecture at the University of Toronto on April 1, 2017.|
|Some of Professor Kelley's books at A Different Booklist at 777-779 Bathurst Street in Toronto.|
Public Lecture: “50 years ‘Beyond Vietnam’: Dr. King’s Revolutionary Dream Against Our Neoliberral /Neofascist Nightmare” by Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA on Saturday, April 1, 5pm at Bloor United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Professor Kelley is the author of Hammer and Hoe; Race Rebels; Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America; Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination; Thelonius Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original; Africa Speaks, America Answers!: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.
Opening with Lee Maracle, author, instructor and traditional teacher, and Faith Nolan, celebrated social justice activist and musician.
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. ASL provided.
Sponsors: A Different Booklist; Caribbean Studies; Academic Initiatives Fund; New College; Women and Gender Studies; African Studies; Geography and Planning; Centre for the Study of the United States, at the Munk School of Global Affairs; Diaspora and Transnational Studies; Equity Studies; Hart House; History; MVS Proseminar; and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.
The African Canadian Mental Health strategic planning session will be held on Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Sally Horsefall Eaton Building, SHE 549, 5th Floor, Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard St. East, Toronto. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Robin D.G Kelley & Fred Moten in Conversation on Monday, April 3, 6p.m. at Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.
Robin D.G. Kelley, Professor & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA and Fred Moten, Professor, Department of English, UC Riverside. Northrop Frye Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto.
Moderated by Rinaldo Walcott, Director, WGSI and Afua Cooper, James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University.
Tickets are free but required.
Global Afrikan Community Network (G.A.C.N.) presents Professor James Small LIVE in Toronto – 2-Day Lecture Series -- Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30. At York University on Saturday, April 29 and at the Toronto Plaza Hotel (1677 Wilson Ave) on Sunday, April 30.
Lecture Topics: Saturday: Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome/Disorder
Sunday: Overstanding True African Religion & Spiritual Systems
Time: 3pm - 9pm Both days
Ticket Price: $20 each day or both days $35
Children under 16 years are FREE. Students $10 at the door, with a valid high school or post secondary school ID.
Professor Small will take his audience on an amazing 2-day journey through the effects of the Maafa and its impact on the minds of the African family. Professor Small will relay solutions on how the African family can unravel the effects through the inner/over and understanding of the African spiritual systems and the powers that it possess. Powers that have been left and are now ready to be reclaimed.
Join us on Saturday before the lecture, for a special viewing of the documentary 'Out Of Darkness'
Come out and support our vendors at the Black Market, the market will feature an array of African inspired products & services.
Bring your business cards and connect with others in our community!
This 2-day event promises to be a historic and memorable one, you don't want to miss this!!
Professor Small is considered a living legend in the fight for the liberation of the minds of his people and against Eurocentric distortion of world history. Much of Professor Small's expertise is found in African traditional spirituality, African-American history & culture. He has conducted tours of Africa for over 25 years.
For eleven years, Professor Small served as principal bodyguard to the late Ella L. Collins, the sister of Malcolm X, the then President of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (O.A.A.U.).
Between the years of 1966 and 1980, Professor Small held membership in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.), the N.A.A.C.P, Uhuru fighters and O.A.A.U. During this period, Professor Small had the opportunity to interact with such historical giants as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Kwame Ture, H. Rap Brown of S.N.C.C, Eldridge Cleaver, Zaid Shakur, and Lumumba Shakur of the Black Panther Party (B.P.P.) in which he served as a liaison between the B.P.P. and the O.A.A.U.
Professor Small taught for nearly twenty years at the City University of New York, including 15 years at the City College of New York's Black Studies Department, thirteen of those years also serving as an administrator and two years at New York City Technical College. Prof. Small has taught courses on Malcolm X, Traditional African Religion (Prof. Small is a priest in the Yoruba religion), Pan Africanism, Crime in the Urban Community, Urban Crisis and Issues, and African Folklore.
Prof. Small has been a member of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization (A.S.C.A.C.) for 14 years. He served as President of A.S.C.A.C Eastern Region for two years, where he worked and studied with Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Asa Hilliard, Dr. Wade Nobles, Dr. Amos Wilson and Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, just to name a few.
For Information & Tickets:
Call 647-919-0466 (Kofi)
For Vending Opportunities & Information:
Call 416-454-3848 (Lori)
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