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October 28, 2016

Location: Event Oval, The Diana Center- Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

A Conference
Participants include:
Alex Alston
John L. Jackson, Jr.
Meg McLagan
Adrianna Garria-Lopez
Tami Navarro
Mariel Rodney
Patricia Stuelke
Deborah Thomas
Sara E. Vaughn
Bianca Williams

October 26, 2016

Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation
Natasha Lightfoot, Associate Professor of History Columbia University; IRAAS Faculty Fellow

Location: Faculty House- Garden Room;
64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Free & Open to the Public

**Books will be available for purchase with Book...

October 21, 2016

Join us for a panel discussion and casual reception to learn more about how the work and research of professors and graduates of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is relevant to the contemporary moment. IRAAS alumni will discuss the importance of majoring and/or concentrating in African-American Studies and the many career paths that might follow.  Come learn more abuot how African-American Studies at Columbia...

October 19, 2016


Challenging inequality by facilitating access to higher education for justice involved individuals.

Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Please join us as a panel of experts discuss how Blacks and Latinos are disproportionately impacted by...

October 19, 2016

By Drug Policy Alliance

Columbia School of Journalism, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
2950 Broadway
New York, New York

Please join us for the White Faces, Black Lives conference, which will be held October 19 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Columbia School of Journalism (3rd Floor lecture hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY).
The evening launch event will take...

October 17, 2016

Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Teachers College, Columbia University

306 Russell Hall


Russel Rickford is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of We Are An African People:...

October 03, 2016


Monday October 3, 2016 | 7:00p.m.
Roone Auditorium - Lerner Hall 

Black and white Image of Shaun KingShaun King is a senior...
September 29, 2016

IRAAS Conversations Lecture
Organizer, Educator and Curator, Co-Founder Chicago Freedom School and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women

Location: Columbia...

September 28, 2016

With generous funding from the Office of the Provost, Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) is proud to sponsor a tribute to former CSSW student Michael "Mickey" Schwerner and the 1964 Freedom Summer civil rights campaign.  Schwerner, along with fellow civil rights activists James Earl Chaney and Andrew Goodman, was murdered in Mississippi that summer while working to register African Americans to vote. In light of the upcoming...

September 21, 2016

Who “has an accent”? Do you? Professor Mari Matsuda, a leading critical race theorist and feminist legal scholar, argues that we all have accents, and that radical pluralism is required in response to linguistic difference to achieve a vibrant equality and democracy. The Honorable Richard Posner, in his quantitative analysis of scholarly influence, lists...