Black History Month (February)

Black Dance: Housing the Past and the Present

Posted: September 11, 2023 at 4:35 pm

Colonialism brought an end to authentic African dance. Lawrence M. Jackson, Associate Professor of Dance at George Mason University, who in 2011 co-authored and edited a special edition on Black dance in the Journal of Pan African Studies, explains how Black dance keeps those African cultural traditions alive and is an affirmation of identity and […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Lawrence M. Jackson

Critical Race Theory: What Is All The Controversy About?

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 4:55 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Critical race theory is an approach to issues of race, social structure, and history that has caused intense disagreement among analysts and activists of various political schools. This talk describes the doctrine analyzes the sources of disagreement about it, and suggests ways of resolving the conflict.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

The Beautiful and the Just: Inquiry, Justice, and Value in Alain Locke and Aristotle (Virtual Engagements Only Spring Semester 2024)

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm, Last Updated: January 22, 2024 at 3:20 pm

Alain Locke was a 20th-century African American philosopher, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Howard University, and a guiding force behind the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. His work in philosophy, politics, education, and arts criticism was guided by the notion of culture as a goal. To see this we must look to his roots […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen (or equivalent other ways of projecting PowerPoint slides and other images) for in-person meetings; Zoom or equivalent platform for virtual meetings.

Rose Cherubin (Virtual Engagements Only Spring Semester 2024)