The current issue of The Defender has info about a series of lectures on Black history, culture and related issues being presented at the Family Resource Center as a collaboration between VCU’s Department of African American Studies, Richmond’s Slave Trail Commission, the Family Resource Center, the Elegba Folklore Society and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences.
- Oct. 29: People and Culture of West Africa
Dr. Vivian Dzokoto, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, VCU
- Nov. 5: History and Culture of the Zulu
Dingani Mthethwa, Adjunct Professor, VCU
- Nov. 12: Slavery and Resistance in Richmond
Dr. Norrece Jones, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, VCU
- Nov. 19: The African Presence in South America
Arthur Burton, Richmond Community Organizer and Activist
- Nov. 26: Gabriel’s Rebellion
Ana Edwards, Chair, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project; Adjunct Professor, VCU
- Dec. 3: Psychology of the Black Experience
Dr. Shawn Utsey, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Psychology, VCU
- Dec. 10: History of Civil Rights Movement in Richmond
Eric King, Adjunct Professor, VCU
- Dec. 17: How Media Images of African Americans Affect the Behavior of Youth
Dr. Aashir Nasim, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Psychology, VCU.
For more information, contact: Dr. Shawn O. Utsey, Chair, VCU Department of African American Studies, at (804) 828-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All lectures are set for 7PM at the East District Family Resource Center (2405 Jefferson Avenue).