Denison University holds Black Men’s Summit
Date of Event: February 19, 2009
Posted: January 30, 2009
Denison University is hosting a Black Men’s Summit that will include several speakers over three days. The Summit informally begins with the play “The Meeting,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, and continues through Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 and 21, before concluding with a breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 22. All events occur on the Denison University campus. The events are free and open to the public; registration is required.
||Dr. Manning Marable|
Three speakers will be highlighted during the Summit.
Manning Marable, the M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies at Columbia University, will present a keynote address on Saturday evening and closing remarks on Sunday morning.
He was the founding director of the Center for Contemporary Black History, established in 2002, and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, where he served from 1993 to 2003.
A prolific author, Marable’s works include “Beyond Black and White: Race in America’s Past, Present and Future” (Verso 1995) and “The Crisis of Color and Democracy” (Common Courage Press 1995), which was awarded the Book of the Year by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights (1996).
|Dr. Shaun R. Harper||
Shaun R. Harper, assistant professor with the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on Friday at 1:30 p.m. on “Black Men in Higher Education.”
Harper has published four books and more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other academic publications. He also has presented more than 100 research papers, symposia and workshops at national education conferences since 2001.
His newest single-authored book, “Exceeding Expectations: Black Male Achievers and Insights into College Success,” is being published by Harvard University Press.
Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of American studies and ethnicity and history at the University of Southern California, will also present a keynote address on Friday evening and will lead several workshops and group exercises on Saturday.
||Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley|
His areas of interest include the history of black radical movements in the United States, the African Diaspora, and Africa (notably South Africa), black intellectuals, music, visual culture and more.
He is currently completing three book-length studies: a biography of pianist/composer Thelonious Monk, a small book about jazz and modern Africa in the age of decolonization, and a general narrative of African American history in a global context (co-authored with Tera Hunter and Earl Lewis).
The Summit is sponsored by the Black Student Union at Denison, the Denison Campus Governance Association, the Student Activities Committee, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Black Men’s Summit, a series of workshops, lectures and presentations, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 19, and concluding at 8:30 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 22, all events taking place on the campus of Denison University. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. For more information, contact Erik S. Farley ’03, assistant dean of students and director of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, or Lisa Scott, director of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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