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Carol Anderson, "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide"
Africana Studies Distinguished Lecture

Monday, March 6, 2017
Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St., Medford, MA 02155

Carol Anderson, Human and civil rights advocate and expert on African American history and 20th century politics is Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Professor Anderson's research and teaching focus on public policy; particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the United States.

Presented by the Africana Studies Program, the Africana Center, the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, and the Peace and Justice Studies Program.

From One Drop to One Percent: The Impact of DNA Ancestry Tests on the Worldview of White Supremacists, A Lecture by Joan Donovan (UCLA)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Art Center, 40 Talbot Avenue

Advances in population genetics and the direct-to-consumer marketing of DNA ancestry tests are challenging how groups fashion and maintain their identities. Most commonly, researchers focus on how Native Americans and African Americans’ identities are co-constructed through these new scientific narratives of history and human evolution. Until now though, few have looked at how white people use these tests to generate a sense of belonging to a group. As well, no one has taken on this controversial question: How do white supremacists understand and mobilize around this new genetic science?

Co-sponsored by Science, Technology, & Society, Anthropology, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, WGSS.

The Tufts African American Freedom Trail Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Black Boston

Friday, March 31, 2017
11:00am-6:00pm (including optional bus tour)

This campus and community-wide symposium is open to the public and will feature students, faculty, and community members engaged in the African American Freedom Trail Project at Tufts University.

Detailed schedule and panel information to follow.

Sponsored by Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Africana Center.


Welcome, Domonique Johnson A'10, Africana Center Program Manager
The Africana Center is thrilled to announce a new addition to our staff, Domonique Johnson A'10, who will join us as Program Manager.

Thank you, Carl Onubogu
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Carl Onubogu A'09 who has served as Interim Program Manager since November, 2016. His leadership and contributions to the mission and operation of the Africana Center and commitment to the undergraduate student's experience have been invaluable during this time of transition. He will continue in his role through the month of March on a part-time basis.