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Black Atlantic Spring 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 4:30pm

RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue

Laura Rosanne Adderley (Tulane University)

Associate Professor, Department of History, Tulane University

"Writing African, Atlantic, Anti-Slavery Biography from British Military Records: the Case of West India Regiment Soldiers Stationed at Havana"

Laura Rosanne Adderley specializes in the history of the African Diaspora; the Atlantic Slave Trade; black enslavement in the Americas; Caribbean history; and African-American history.


Wednesday, April 6, 6pm

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

Cheri Honkala (Anti-Poverty/Human Rights Activist)

 "A Song in the Fire: Women Organizing in Frontline Communities"

Cheri Honkala, internationally recognized poverty and human rights advocate, is founder of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and former U.S. vice presidential candidate for the Green Party. Honkala co-organized the 2015 U.S. Social Forum and the 2013 World Court of Women on Poverty in Philadelphia; in 2011, she ran for sheriff of Philadelphia, on a platform of ending evictions of families from their homes. Honkala has been named Ms. magazine’s Woman of the Year, and Mother Jones’s “Hellraiser of the Month.”

Co-sponsored by American Studies, The Institute for Women's Leadership, the Black Atlantic Seminar, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Institute for Research on Women


 Wednesday, April 13, 4:30pm

Brower Commons, Rooms A&B (2nd Floor), 145 College Avenue

Henry Lovejoy

"Visualizing Abolition: Integrating Historial GIS into the Liberated Africans Project"

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