News & Events
The African American Studies program 2015 Fall Lecture Series presents guest speaker Dr. Michael Ford, of the UW Oshkosh Department of Public Administration. Come join us in listening to him discuss "From Bold Experiment to Status Quo: The Policy Evolution of America's First Urban School Voucher Program" on Wednesday, November 18th at 5:00pm in Reeve 201. The event is open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
Past AAS Minor Socials
A Social to celebrate current minors and introduce new minors to AAS Program
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 (Social and minor graduation) 1:30pm in Sage 3473
Wednesday, Oct. 15th 2014
1:30pm in Sage 3473
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 3:00pm in Sage 3473
4-5 p.m. in Reeve 201
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Reeve 213 from 3-4pm
Wednesday, Sept. 19th 2012
Reeve 214 from 4-5 pm
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Multicultural Educational Center, 4-5:30pm
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Multicultural Education Center, 4-5:30pm
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Multicultural Educational Center,4-5:30p
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Women's Center, 4-5:30p
AAS Minor Ceremony
A celebration for graduates from the AAS Minor Program
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Sage Hall 3473 UWO Campus 1:30pm
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Multicultural Education Center, Africa Room
UWO Campus, 4 pm
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Multicultural Education Center, Africa Room UWO Campus, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Multicultural Education Center, Africa Room UWO Campus, 3-4 pm
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Multicultural Education Center, Africa Room
UWO Campus, 4-6pm
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
UWO Campus 4-6:00p
Past AAS Fall Lectures
Sixth Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2014
AAS FALL LECTURE 2014
5:30p.m. Sage 4232
Dr. James Krueger, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UWO,
will be the guest speaker for the 2014 AAS Fall Lecture.
His talk is titled, “Family Matters: Understanding How Identity Influences Political Attitudes."
Fifth Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2013
Monday, Sept. 16th Reeve 227C at 7p.m. Film: movie screening and talk-back of Byron Hurt's Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
Wednesday, Sept. 18th Sage 2212 at 7p.m. Student Dialogue. Panel discussion entitled, Where Do We Go From Here? Moderator is Courtney Bauder, Social Justice Minor Program Interim Director.
Fourth Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2012
(no Fall Lecture in 2011)
Dr. Julia Chybowksi
Nov. 15, 2012 AAS Fall Lecture Series
"THE ‘BLACK SWAN’ IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA: BIOGRAPHY AND RECEPTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR GREENFIELD"
Speaker: Dr. Julia Chybowksi, UWO Music Dept.
November 15th, 2012
Third Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2010
Associate Professor, University of Central Florida
Director of UCF Haitian Studies Project
Author of Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange (University of Mississippi Press, 2009)
"African American and Haitian Solidarity: From the Battle of Savannah to the Haitian Bicentennial"
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Reeve Theater 307
Dr. Meehan will be available for discussion about Haitian Relief Efforts on Friday, November 19, 2010
12:10-2:30pm in Kolf 161
Second Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2009
Research Historian, Monticello
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
"Chefs and Slaves: the Cooks in Jefferson's Kitchens"
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7pm
Reeve Theater (307)
"Gumbo and Maize: African and African American Foodways 17th-19th centuries"
Thursday, November 12, 2009 from Noon-2pm
Reeve Theater (307)
First Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2007
A Symposium on Hip-Hop Culture and Gender Identity
Film: "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"
Followed by a Talk with filmmaker Byron Hart
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Symposium Discussion: "Hip-Hop and the Media: Defining Masculinity"
Robin Whitmore, UWO Alumnus and Hip-hop filmmaker, Class of 2007
Alyssa Macy, Co-chair of the Advisory Committee for Hip-Hop Congress
Troy Landry, UWO/Criminal Justice/African American Studies
Laura Fitten, UWO/English/Creative Writing
Caleb Andersen, UWO/Political Science/ African American Studies
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Past Spring Lectures
Tenth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2015
Ninth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2014
Eighth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2013
Dr. Chia Youyee Vang
"The Need for a New Approach to Understanding Race in America: Connecting Asian/Hmong and African American Struggles in the Midwest"
Thursday, April 18th 2013
Seventh Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2012
"A Woman's Journey in Hip Hop" Thursday, April 19th 2012
Guest Speaker: Sarah Dollhausen-Patterson
4:00-5:30p.m. Student panel discussion and performances by TRUE Skool in
6:30-8:30p.m. Public Lecture Sage Hall 1214
Sixth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2011
***Due to unforseen circumstances, the Sixth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2011 was canceled. ***
Associate Professor of Law Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Author The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2010)
April 21, 2011
Fifth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2010
African American Studies Director
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChanpagneThursday, April 15th, 2010
"Imagining Black Masculinity in Post-Racial America: This is what justice looks like"
Fourth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2009
Justice Louis B. Butler, Jr.
Justice in Residence, UW Law School
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, 2004-2008
"For the Common Good: Is King's Dream Still Relevant?"
Monday, April 27, 2009
Third Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2008
Assistant Professor, Milan- The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Economics- The New School for Social Research
"From Light To Dark: The Relationship Between Skin Shade and Wages, Marriage, and Young Disconnectedness"
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Second Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2007
Tiffany Ruby Patterson
Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
Editor, "Black Women in United States History," a 16 volume series
Thursday, April 19, 2007
First Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2006
Eleanor Taylor Bland
Author of the Marti MacAllister detective fiction series
(b. December 31, 1944 – d. June 2, 2010)
Past AAS Special Events
Fall Public Talk 2013
AAS Spring Panel Discussion: March 13th, 2013
"Title IX in the 21st Century: Moving Forward with Girls and
Women in Athletics"
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 7-8 p.m.Sage 1216
AAS Fall Panel Discussion: Oct. 3rd, 2012
Perceptions and Misperceptions of Student Athletes at UW Oshkosh Wednesday, October 3rd 7-8 p.m. Sage 1216
AAS-related Campus Events
Social Justice Week
Second Annual Social Justice Week 2010
March 29 - April 1, 2010
Is Interracial Love after the Modern Civil Rights Movement in America: Freedom or Facade?
Third Annual Social Justice Week 2011
Monday, March 28
Kaleidoscope for Mentoring Students of Color
Emerging Scholars Program (ESP), Association for Latino Men in Academia (ALMA), Guiding Paths to Success (GPS)
Panel discussion with program coordinators: Mr. Byron Adams, ESP; Mr. Victor Alatorre, ALMA; and Ms. Ka Youa Kong, GPS.
Facilitated by Mr. Abbas Yaghmaian, Senior Multicultural Counselor/Advisor
AAS Film Festival
UWO film festival celebrating Black History Month
2/9/15- Middle of Nowhere
2/16/15- Fruitvale Station
2/23/15- 12 Years a Slave
2/314- A Time to Kill
2/10/14 - Four Little Girls
2/19/14- The Central Park Five
2/25/14- Malcolm X
2/6/13 -Cooley High
2/11/13- The Pursuit of Happyness
2/19/13 - The Interrupters
2/25/13 - Ballast
2/7/12-At the River I Stand
2/2/11- Love and Basketball
2/16/11- Prom Night in Mississippi
2/24/11- Citizen King
2/1/10-Daughters of Dust
2/12/09-Counting on Democracy
2/26/09-When the Levees Broke
2/12/08-A Patch of Blue
2/21/08-Killer of Sheep
2011 Black History Month
Discussion on one of the most debated words in American history.
Presenters: Mr. Michael Altekruse & Mr. Mohammed Bey
February 10, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reeve Union 227
Black Lesbian Writers
Dramatic Performances of excerpts from black lesbian writers
Presenters: Various student artists
February 21, 6:00-8:00pm
LGBTQ Resource Center
Reverend Aaron Johnson
Come listen to Rev. Johnson speak about advocacy and social justice.
February 28, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Reeve Union 307
Judge Me Not By My Color!
Discussion on racism, past and present.
Facilitator: Mr. Byron Adams
February 23, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Reeve Union 227
2008 Black History Month Lectures
Edward J. Blum
Professor Race and Religion at San Diego State University.
Author of Reforging the White Republic and W.E.B. DuBois: American Prophet.
Awarded Peter Seaborg Award in Civil War Studies, C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize; nominated Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes.
"They Lynched Jesus Christ, Too: W.E.B. DuBois and the Redemption of America's Violent Past."
February 7, 2008
7 to 9pm
Reeve Union Room 227C
Dr. Stanley Crouch
Author Notes of a Hanging Judge, All-American Skin Game, or The Decoy of Race (nominee National Book Award), Always in Pursuit:
Fresh American Perspectives, Considering Genius: Writings on
Jazz, and Don’t the Moon Look Lonesome.
Columnist Village Voice, JazzTimes, and the Daily News.
Awarded MacArthur Fellowship
“Blues for America.”
February 28, 2008
Reeve Union Theater
2008 Panel Discussion on Race and the Media
“The Role of News Media in Reporting on Poverty and Race in Urban Areas.”
Victor Huyke, editor of El Conquistador
Eugene Kane, metro columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Susanne Rust, science reporter for the Journal Sentinel
Matthew Johnson, director of the Strive Media Institute in Milwaukee
April 10, 2008