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CAAAS Holiday Party

Friday, December 7, 2007

Early Music Ensemble

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Recital Studio, MRH

Admission: Free

Javanese Gamelan

Saturday, December 1, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Bates Recital Hall

Conjunto, Mariachi,

Friday, November 30, 2007 • 9:00 PM

Momo's Club, 618 W 6th St.

$8 general public
$5 with student ID

delta dandi

Friday, November 30, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Winship Drama Building (WIN), Room 2.180

I am from the blues.
Hard times remembered recounted like mantras/least we forget.
Chants about survival and daddies taken in the night. Moans in the subtext of dreams.
With chicken frying, music loud, finger popping and laughter
I learned how to tell stories from my family.
See Jazz is a blood memory. Something deep in the bones.
A charge. A responsibility. A gift. Like those stories.
Long before the mentors, the theatre, the words formed
there w

Mariachi and Caribbean Ensemble

Friday, November 16, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Recital Studio, MRH

admission: free

Middle Eastern Ensemble 'Bereket'

Thursday, November 15, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Jessen Auditorium

South American Ensemble

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 • 8:00 PM

Recital Studio, MRH

admission: free

Gallery Talk

Friday, November 9, 2007 • 4:00 PM

CAAAS Gallery

Transnationalism, Sexuality, and the State:

Friday, October 26, 2007 • 3:00 PM

UTC 3.104

M. Jacqui Alexander is co-editor (with Chandra Talpade Mohanty) of Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures and (with Lisa Albrecht, Sharon Day and Mab Segrest) Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray: Feminist Visions for a Just World, and author Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Duke University Press, 2005)

Symptomatically Black: A Creolization of the Political

Friday, October 19, 2007 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

Malcolm X. Lounge Renovation Celebration

Saturday, October 13, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Malcolm X. Lounge

Graduate Student Resource Series

Friday, October 5, 2007 • 3:00 PM

The Center for African and African American Studies

Faculty Meeting

Friday, September 28, 2007 • 2:00 PM

CAAAS Main Conference Room

Grant Writing Workshop (For GRADUATE STUDENTS enrolled at The University of Texas)

Friday, September 28, 2007 • 12:00 PM

The Center for African and African American Studies

Diaspora Talk: Ceremonies of Remembrance: Space, Tourism, and Slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina

Friday, September 21, 2007 • 3:00 PM

The Center for African and African American Studies

2007 Africa Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, September 20, 2007 • 7:00 PM

ECJ 1.202 (It is on Dean Keeton, across the street from RLM across the large pedestrian bridge, the north side of Dean Keeton)

The lecture will explore the myths and realities of mental health disparities in African American communities and the racial policies that were adopted by state governments over the years. Davis will examine the historical approaches that science has taken in response to mental illness in African American populations and the role that communities, families, and churches have taken in response to these problems. He will present information on the rates of illness in African Americans and the impo

Black Faculty Staff Reception

Friday, September 14, 2007 • 5:00 PM

Campus Club, Walter Webb Hall (WWH), 405 West 25th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

The Center for African and African American Studies cordially invites you to the Faculty and Staff Reception.

Performing Blackness Series

Thursday, September 6, 2007 • 8:00 PM

The Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 23rd and San Jacinto

A 21st-Century Performance Event

New Faculty Luncheon

Friday, August 31, 2007 • 11:30 AM

Campus Club, Walter Webb Hall (WWH), 405 West 25th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

This luncheon is provided on behalf of the Center to introduce new faculty joining the Center as affiliates.

CAAAS/CMAS Meet and Greet

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 • 4:00 PM

Campus Club, Walter Webb Hall (WWH), 405 West 25th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

CAAAS Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 • 11:30 AM

Campus Club, Walter Webb Hall (WWH), 405 West 25th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

For black graduate students funded by the Center for African and African American Studies.

CAAAS Majors Reception

Monday, August 27, 2007 • 11:30 AM

Campus Club, Walter Webb Hall (WWH), 405 West 25th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

Peace and Justice Day

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 • 12:00 PM

MLK Statue located on the East Mall

Black Essence Awards 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007 • 6:40 PM

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center in the Connally Ballroom

The Black Student Advisory Committtee presents the Black Essence Awards Ceremony 2007. This years theme is "The African Diaspora: Royal History, Rich Heritage"

Afro-Mexico: Dancing Between Myth and Reality

Friday, April 27, 2007 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

When 'Fun' Isn't Funny: Racist Entertainment, from Ghetto Parties to American Indian Mascots

Monday, April 23, 2007 • 7:00 PM

Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.100)

CMAS Pláticarte Series

Monday, April 23, 2007 • 3:30 PM

CAAAS Conference Room Jester A232

Revolutionary Music and Artistic Life During the 'Quinquenio Gris'

Monday, April 16, 2007 • 5:00 PM

MRH 2.634

Documentary "NO!"

Saturday, April 14, 2007 • 3:00 PM

Café Mundi (1704 E 5th St.;Austin, TX; 512-236-8634)

Come join the Arin D. Hill Collective Saturday, April 14th, 2007 for the screening of the documentary film "NO!" by Aishah Shahidah Simmons.

Documentary "New Growth"

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 • 7:00 PM

Jester Center Auditorium A121

Yoruba Day

Friday, April 6, 2007 • 12:00 PM


The 4th Annual Yoruba Day is here! This year, we will focus on the Yoruba
presence in Brazil.

African Feminisms and Women's Spirituality

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 • 12:00 PM

Jester Center A232

The Annual Africa Seminar Series is an opportunity to engage in guided informal
dialogue around African Diasporic Feminisms based on specific texts by leading
international scholars/artists/activists.

This year, author of the book "Our Mothers, Our Powers, Our Texts: Manifestations
of Aje in Africana Literature," Dr. Washington will give a two hour lecture.

Race, Religion, and Politics conference

Friday, March 30, 2007 • 9:00 AM

Batts Hall, 5.108

Popular Cultures in Africa

Friday, March 30, 2007

African Achievements: A Reflection of Our Great Heritage

Saturday, March 24, 2007 • 7:00 PM

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Connally Ballroom

Afro-Latin America:

Friday, March 23, 2007

Jester Center A232

Diaspora Talk with Petra Kuppers

Monday, March 19, 2007 • 3:00 PM

CAAAS Conference Room

Trauma and Memory in Carrie Mae Weems "The Louisiana Project"

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 • 4:30 PM

ART 1.120

Biography: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw is Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in American art from Stanford University in 2000 and subsequently served as an assistant professor at Harvard University for five years. In 2004 she published her first book, Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker, with Duke University Press. Her second book, Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth

The AIDS Crisis in Kenya:

Friday, March 2, 2007 • 12:00 PM

GEB 4.200

Simultaneously Here and There?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 • 4:00 PM

GRG 102

Abriendo Brecha IV

Thursday, February 22, 2007

San Jacinto Hall

Caribbean Music and Global Capital in the New Millennium

Friday, February 9, 2007 • 9:00 AM

MRH 2.610

The proposed conference examines musical changes of the 1990s and the new millennium in the Caribbean and links them to broader global trends and research topics in the social sciences. Participants will address themes related to cultural diaspora; late-twentieth-century globalization; issues surrounding the politics and aesthetics of "world beat"; cultural nationalism; representations of race and ethnicity through music; cross-cultural consumption; the crisis of modernity; and technological ch

Lecture with Charles Gaines

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 • 5:00 PM

ART 1.120

Biography: Charles Gaines

Charles Gaines is a West coast-based, installation and Conceptual artist who has been working since the late 1960s. His art will be included in the prestigious Venice Bienale (Sept 10-November 27, 2007), organized by Robert Storr. In 2006, Gaines had one-person exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles and at the Kapinos Gallery, Berlin, and a two-person exhibition, with Edgar Arceneaux, at the RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles and at the Lentos K

Meet and Greet with Dr. Terry-Ann Jones

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 • 12:30 PM

JES A230

Stranger in a Strange Land:

Monday, February 5, 2007 • 7:00 PM

Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.100)

Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States
a lecture by journalist Gary Younge

Monday, February 5, 2007
7 p.m.
Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.100)
TCC is next to the LBJ school at Red River and Dean Keeton. Plenty of free convenient parking in the large lots along Red River.

Diaspora Talk in conjunction with Anthropology Lecture Series

Monday, February 5, 2007 • 12:00 PM

EPS 1.128

Lecture with Social Activist Anderson Sa

Friday, February 2, 2007 • 12:00 PM

JES A232

Involved in the favela drug trade in Rio de Janeiro at a young age, Anderson decided to abandon life in the unofficial economy and promote youth empowerment and change via Afro-Brazilian music and culture. As a social activist and member of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, Anderson is the face of a movement which has changed the lives of thousands of impoverished, mostly Afrodescended children in Brazil.

The 27th Annual Student Conference on Latin America

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Thompson Conference Center, UT AUSTIN

FREE film screening of the critically acclaimed documentary

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 • 6:00 PM

ART 1.112

FREE film screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Favela Rising
Featuring a live QandA with the film's protagonist, Anderson Sa, Directly after the screening.

Meet and Greet with Job Candidate John Arena

Thursday, January 18, 2007 • 10:00 AM

CAAAS Conference Room

The Center for African and African American Studies cordially invites you to a Meet and Greet and, or Dinner with John Arena, a candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Texas.

When: Thursday, January 18th from 10:00 to 11:00
Where: CAAAS Conference roo

Citywide MLK March

Monday, January 15, 2007

MLK Statue on UT Campus

***Event Canceled***