What's Happening

Alumni
Aaron D. Webb '96 has been named CEO of CHI Living Communities.
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Staff News
Post-doc Fellow Terrance Dean column in the Columbus Dispatch: "Run, black, run for safety, toward freedom."
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Announcements & Updates
A letter from Prof. Toni King celebrating the Class of 2020.
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Terrance Dean
COVID-19 spells greater danger for African Americans says Denison Post-doctorate Fellow Terrance Dean in an op-ed.
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William Payne
Faculty
Prof. Terrance Dean discovered the history behind the first town in California founded by African Americans, including Denisonian William Payne.
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Jessica Leeds Richman '20
Students
An article by Jessica Leeds Richman '20, published in 'The Rational,' explores systemic issues with black women's health.
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Dr. Sarah Derbew
Lectures & Discussions
Dr. Sarah Derbew discusses the ancient and modern intersections of blackness, race and identity.
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Student News
Student work is being published through a unique a partnership.
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Dean Terrance
Anybody can occupy "cowboy" space, says Denison visiting instructor Terrance Dean, a former MTV executive.
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Belcourt building
Lectures & Discussions
'Don't Forget About Us: Popular Culture & Black Queer Sexual Politics in America,' a film seminar presented by Terrance Dean, post-doctoral fellow.
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Kristina Odejimil
Bowdoin College has appointed Kristina Bethea Odejimi '06 as Dean of Students. Odejimi was an anthology/sociology & Black Studies double major.
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Aaron Webb '96
Attorney Aaron Webb '96 is COO of Morning Pointe healthcare services company. Webb majored in black studies and political science at Denison.
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Lectures & Discussions
Lewis argues that these protest movements demonstrate the potential of student civic engagement at Denison and beyond.
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students at the film discussion
Film Screenings
Film promotes institutional reform, addresses the inequities of a warped sentencing system, and seeks to find justice for Jason Goudlock.
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Lectures & Discussions
Denison hosted an interviewing workshop with journalist Brittany King, a full-time freelancer in Indianapolis who covers marginalized communities.
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Dr. Jamillah Karim
Lectures & Discussions
Dr. Karim shares her ethnographic and autoethnographic data on current and former women leaders of the Nation of Islam.
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Mary Frances Berry
Lectures & Discussions
Black Studies Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Workshop on Reparations Featuring Dr. Mary Frances Berry
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L. Graciella Maiolatesi '16
Alumni
La Femme Dance Festival celebrates choreography by women of Black/African Diaspora/African descent, featuring work by L. Graciella Maiolatesi '16.
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Dr. Paul C. Taylor
Lectures & Discussions
Award Winning Professor, Dr. Paul Taylor, Presents Lecture linking Philosophy, Politics, and the Film—Black Panther
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Dr. A. Breeze Harper
Lectures & Discussions
Black Studies Co-hosts Dr. A. Breeze Harper, Author of the Renowned Book: Sistah Vegan
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Students having lunch with Dr. Meredith Gadsby
Lectures & Discussions
Dr. Meredith Gadsby and Denison community members discuss her book Sucking Salt: Caribbean Women Writers, Migration, and Survival over lunch.
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The Black Studies Program co-sponsored a presentation with the History Department by Dr. Britt Rusert.
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Group photo of faculty performing at staged reading
Performances
Black Women Faculty Perform Staged Reading in Celebration of a Womanist Tradition!
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a wrinkle in time movie poster
Faculty
Prof. Diana Mafe reviews "A Wrinkle in Time," and "Star Trek: Discovery."
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warrior women
Faculty
Denison faculty Elizabeth Castle's new documentary, "Warrior Women," follows Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk.
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Panelists of the round table
Lectures & Discussions
The Denison Black Studies program hosts a roundtable discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
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Panel members
Lectures & Discussions
On March 6th, the Black Studies Program held a panel discussion on the blockbuster Afro-futurist film—Black Panther.
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo with students
Visiting Artists
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lunches with Black Studies Students, and Faculty on the Eve of Vail Series Performance
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Rachel marco-havens workshop
Visiting Artists
Rachel Marco-Havens, Activist and Performer, Visits the Black Women's Leadership Class, Courtesy of the Laura C. Harris Symposium!
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Nate Marshall
Lectures & Discussions
Marshall, currently a visiting professor at Wabash College in Indiana, engaged with professors and students at Barney Davis Board Room on February 8th.
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