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Preview Day Spring 2010                          Upcoming 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


    Wednesday, 9/25/13

    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
Pollock House
UWO Campus  4-6:00p


 Past  AAS Fall Lectures

Sixth Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2014

AAS Fall Lecture 2014 PosterAAS FALL LECTURE 2014

November 18th

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


AAS Fall Lecture 2013 Byron Hurt AAS Fall Lecture 2013: 3 events

Monday, Sept. 16th Reeve 227C at 7p.m. Film: movie screening and talk-back of Byron Hurt's Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

Tuesday, Sept. 17th Sage 1214 at 7p.m. The Fall Lecture: Byron Hurt, internationally renowned filmmaker, returns to UW Oshkosh to talk and discuss his riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music.  The talk is entitled, The Evolution of Hip-Hop Culture: Exploring the Current State of Hip-Hop.


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

 AAS Fall Lecture 2012 Dr. Julia Chybowski

Nov. 15, 2012   AAS Fall Lecture Series



 Speaker: Dr. Julia Chybowksi, UWO Music Dept.


 November 15th, 2012




Reeve 201

Third Annual AAS Fall Lecture 2010

Dr. Kevin Meehan

People Get Ready


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

 Leni Sorensen

Dr Leni Sorensen

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"
Cooking Demonstration
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

Hip Hop-Beyond Beats and Rhymes

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

Jody LePage

AAS 2015 Spring Lecture Poster

Ninth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2014

John Gardner

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Eighth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2013

 Dr. Chia Youyee Vang

 AAS Spring Lecture 2013 Dr. 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

3:00 p.m.

Reeve 202

Seventh Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2012

Sarah Dollhausen-Patterson

Fall 2012 Spring Lecure Sara Dollhouse-Patterson


"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   

                        Titan Underground

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. ***

Michelle Alexander

 Michelle Alexander


Associate Professor of Law Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2010)
April 21, 2011
Reeve Union


Fifth Annual AAS Spring Lecture 2010

Dr. Ronald L. Jackson II

Dr Ronald L Jackson II

African American Studies Director
University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpagne
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Reeve Ballroom-7-9:00p

"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 Butler 

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

 Darrick Hamilton

 Darrick Hamilton

Political Economist
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

 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

 Elizabeth Taylor Bland

Author of the Marti MacAllister detective fiction series
Waukegan, IL
 April 2006
(b. December 31, 1944 – d. June 2, 2010)


                           Past AAS Special Events

Fall Public Talk 2013


Caryn Murphy



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


 2/4/15- Ballast

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

2/15/12-The Help

2/23/12-Antwone Fisher

2/27/12-Glory Road


2/2/11- Love and Basketball

2/9/11- Ballast

2/16/11-  Prom Night in Mississippi

2/24/11- Citizen King


2/1/10-Daughters of Dust


2/25/10-Passing Strange


2/12/09-Counting on Democracy

2/19/09-Eve's Bayou

2/26/09-When the Levees Broke


2/12/08-A Patch of Blue

2/14/08-Roll Bounce

2/21/08-Killer of Sheep

2/26/08-Citizen King




2011 Black History Month


The N-Word
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

Open Discussion

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

 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

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
, 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
Reeve Union


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AAS Logo

 Student Ching Ly designed the official African American Studies program logo. Ly's prize-winning logo was unveiled at the Second Annual African American Studies Spring Lecture on April 19, 2007.