Musician Max Roach began teaching in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies in 1972, and through his music and his political work he left a legacy to sojourn for freedom. This forum series was created in his name as a contribution to the Freedom Road he called us to travel on.
Noon: Buffet lunch | Student speak-out on campus climate, hate having no home here.
1 p.m. keynote presentation:
- Jamila J. Lyiscott
, visiting assistant professor in the College of Education/founder and co-director of Cyphers for Justice
- Introduced by Demetria Shabazz, lecturer in Afro-American Studies
2:30 p.m. Roundtable: "Freedom Road: Whither Goest Africana Studies in the Valley"
- Tammy Owens, assistant professor of diasporic youth cultures, Hampshire College
- Marisa Parham, professor and director of the Immersive Reality Lab for the Humanities, Amherst College
- Amilcar Shabazz, Du Bois chair and professor of Afro-American Studies,
- Preston H. Smith II, chair of Africana studies and professor of politics, Mount Holyoke College
- Louis Edward Wilson, professor and chair of Africana studies, Smith College
Shout out to Du Bois Department GSO, Alliance for Afro-American Cultural Education, BSU, ASA, CVSA, HASA, Student Bridges, STPEC –for food count RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/5.