Lecture: 'We Insist!: The Max Roach Freedom Now Forum'

Event Details

November 8, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room, 10th Floor

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Tricia Loveland
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.
10 a.m. panel: "We’re dying here—Disasters & Disguised Hypocrisy"
- Sancha Medwinter, assistant professor of Sociology
- Agustin Lao Montes, associate professor of Afro-American Studies and Sociology
- Dean Robinson, professor of Political Science
- Moderated by Carlene Edie, professor of Political Science
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 sconey@afroam.umass.edu by 11/5.



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