Community Course in African American Studies Spring 2013


Come explore the history, culture, politics, and contemporary life of persons of African descent living in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. This course, free and open to the community, includes lectures, films, and discussion. We learn as a community and invite those attending to actively participate.

February 22
Saltwater Fish in a Freshwater Society: Re-imagining Black Love And African (American) Possibility
Prof. Adisa Ajamu
Atunwa Collective Community Development Think Tank

March 1
Colorism in the Black Community
Prof. Morgan Maxwell

March 8
Revisiting the Isis Papers and the Psychology of White Supremacy
Dr. Francis Cress-Welsing
The Isis Papers

March 15
Negroes with Guns: Why African Americans Must Exercise their Right to Bear Arms
Rev. Kenn Blanchard
Blanchard Media Group

March 22
The House I Live In— Documentary Film on the Prison Industrial Complex
Mr. Jesse Frierson
African American Lecture Series

March 29
“Being Silent When She Should Be Screaming: The Strong Black Woman Phenomena.”
Professor Jasmine Abrams

April 5

Post Enslavement Systemic Trauma
Dr. Kevin Washington
Center for Optimal Life

April 12
A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X
Dr. Jared Ball
Morgan State University

April 19
How Black Men in The Streets Adapt to Structural Violence
Dr. Yasser Payne
University of Delaware

April 26
Post Enslavement Systemic Trauma
Dr. Kevin Washington
Center for Optimal Life

Fridays, starting February 22, 2013
6:30—8:30 pm
East District Family Resource Center
2405 Jefferson Avenue

Free and open to the Public
For more information contact: Dr. Shawn Utsey, 804‐828‐1384, or

View and print the flyer at this link.