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The Ground on Which We Stand
A public conversation between Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Dr. Monica White Ndounou
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 5:00 pm | Barnum 008
Conversation between Professor Ndounou from the Tufts Department of
Drama & Dance and Tony award winning actor, director, and playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson;
known for his play and teleplay Lackawanna Blues, his film and television roles in Selma and
Castle and his work on the plays of August Wilson including Gem of the Ocean.
Sponsored by the American Studies Program with support from the Nat R. and Martha Knaster
Charitable Trust; the Department of Drama and Dance; the Africana Studies Program; the Latino
Studies Program; the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and the Diaspora; the Center
for the Humanities at Tufts; and the Film and Media Studies Program
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Opening party for Dineh exhibit
Opening party for the Dineh
exhibit (Navajo exhibit), Hozho: Walk in Beauty, created by
four students, as an outcome of their AS Independent Studies, will
be held in the Slater Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center on
Tuesday, December 10, 5:00pm. Please join us for good food and
American Studies at Tufts
Tufts Art Gallery is creating an e-book, "Up from the Center
of the Earth: Ten Pueblo Pots from the Tufts University Permanent
Art Collection." It describes the exhibition created by the
students in American Studies 101: Native American Art Beauty and
Meaning, taught by Joan Lester this past spring. The exhibit is
in a large case in Slater Concourse.
Dr. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, "Hawaiian Indigeneity and the
Contradictory Politics of Self-Determination"
March 26, 2014 | 6:00-8:00 pm, Alumnae Lounge
Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui is Associate Professor of American
Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author
of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity. She is currently working on a second book project, Thy
Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, a critical study
on gender and sexual politics and the question of Hawaiian
indigeneity in relation to state-centered Hawaiian nationalism.
Dhoruba Bin Wahad, "The Rise of Democratic Fascism: Post 60's
Revision of Black Radicalism in America and the Corporate
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 4:00-7:00pm, Cabot Asean Auditorium
Dhoruba Bin Wahad is a former Black Panther Party leader from New
York. Once a political prisoner in the USA for 19 years, he is a
long time Pan-African activist, writer, and lecturer. On several
occasions, Bin Wahad has appeared before the UN commission on Human
Rights, and its special committee on Decolonization, as an NGO
representative. He has helped organize several international forums
on political prisoners and US human rights violations as well.
Having worked with scores of civil war refugees in West and Central
Africa seeking asylum in the United States and elsewhere, Bin Wahad
is currently an advocate for the establishment of an All-African
Refugee and Relief Foundation – spanning the continent and the diaspora – under the auspices of the African Union. As a writer, Bin
Wahad's work appears in numerous publications from Covert Action
Bulletin to The Black Scholar. In 1993, he would collaborate with Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur on the Semiotext(e) book,
Black, Still Strong: Survivors of the War against Black
Revolutionaries. A Muslim, Bin Wahad continues to write for various
Black periodicals in the U.S. as well as continental African and
Middle-Eastern newspapers. Finally, his historic experiences are
featured in two award-winning documentaries, Framing the Panthers in
Black & White and Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for
American Studies Faculty-Student Reception
November 13, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 pm | Remis Sculpture Court
The third annual American Studies Faculty-Student Reception will be
held on November 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, Remis Sculpture Court. Join
faculty and students for dinner and conversation in the sculpture
Black Radical Imagination
November 10, 2013 | 2:00-3:30 pm | Alfond Auditorium, G36
Radical Imagination film series will premiere at the
Museum of Fine Arts on
Sunday, November 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Alfond Auditorium, G36.
Meet some of the filmmakers and participate in the discussion that
follows. Visit the link to purchase tickets and for more
information. Students who show their Tufts ID will receive the
student discount. Co-sponsored by the American Studies program.
Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi, "How Does it Feel To Be a Problem,
Still: Being Young and Muslim in America today"
October 24, 2013 | 7:30-9:00 pm | Distler Performance Hall
Dr. Bayoumi will meet with faculty and students, Oct 24, 4:00-5:00
pm, Tisch 310
Moustafa Bayoumi is Associate Professor of English at CUNY Brooklyn.
He is the author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young
and Arab in America, and the editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara:
The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the
Course of the Israel / Palestine Conflict, and coeditor of The
Edward Said Reader.
Knaster Artists-in-ResidenceKristoffer Diaz's
play, Welcome to Arroyo's
October 17-19 and 24-26, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Obie Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Kristoffer Diaz's
play, Welcome to Arroyo's, directed by Professor Noe Montez, will be
performed at Balch Arena Theater, Aidekman Arts Center, October
17-19 and 24-26, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Playwright Kristoffer Diaz will
participate in a post-show discussion following the opening night
performance, October 17, and offer his insights on contemporary art
and theatre on October 18, 12:00-1:15 pm, Balch Arena.
Sound designer Dave Remedios, creator of the hip-hop soundtrack for
Welcome to Arroyo's, will talk about his work, October 16,
12:00-1:15pm, Aidekman 12.
Remedios and graffiti artist ABBYTC-5 will participate in a
post-show discussion following the performance on October 24. ABBY
TC-5 has installed a mural of her work outside Mayer Campus Center.
ABBY TC-5 speaks on October 25, 12:00-1:15 pm, Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman.