African/African American Studies

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Freshman Academy Outstanding Professors of the Year - 2013 Dr. Rik Stevenson and Dr. Gordon Alderink received the Freshman Academy Outstanding Professor of the Year award for 2013 (voted by the Freshman Academy students). 1
Faculty Participation- Veta Tucker - August 2011 Panel for the 75th anniversary of the publication of Gone with the Wind at the Atlanta Fulton Public Library. 2
Dr. James Perkinson - Feb 24, 2011 "Do-It Yourself Innovation in the Ruins of De-Industrialization - Anticipating Our Common Future in the Mirror of Detroit" Detroit has begun to develop a multi-faceted "Do-It-Yourself" spirit that is re-inventing the city from the ground up, beyond the input of either big government or big corporations. This is epitomized by community urban gardening initiatives that have developed as part of a visionary concern about "food security" in the city, alternative media projects and enterprises led by youth employing their tech-savvy skills energized by hip-hop vitality, and community artists creatively re-deploying "refuse" and abandoned buildings and infrastructure as art and education. This talk discussed the political, cultural, and spiritual significance of these developments. 1
Ghana - 2011 - Veta Tucker Photos of Elmina Castle in Elmina, Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast. 3
Events - 2010-2011 Events that have been sponsored or co-sponsored by the African and African American Studies program 6
Mural Unveiling Professor Veta Tucker - Cass County, MI 2
Veta Tucker - Battle Creek, MI Underground Railroad sculpture 1
Africa in IR Conference Sept. 2009 The African and African American Program and the International Relations Program at Grand Valley State University are pleased to host the conference: Africa in Contemporary International Relations: Context, Stakes, Actors and Issues. The conference comes at a turning point for the continent of Africa. After decades of Afro-pessimism and amidst images of conflicts and abject poverty too often conveyed by the mass media, Africa has been experiencing some fundamental changes that seem to point toward a different future: the strengthening of democracy, the vibrancy of its civil society, expanding information technology, economic reforms and growth in many countries over the past years and, above all, a renewed sense of its own destiny and agency in the international community. In addition to these fundamental changes and dynamics, a host of other factors ranging from energy security and terrorism concerns to high demand for the continents abundant natural resources have led to an alteration of the strategic context in Africa and the reconfiguration of its external relations. Based on this new reality, many among which the Council on Foreign Relations have called for a new approach toward Africa, an approach that goes beyond humanitarianism to embrace a strategic view of the continent. To take a full measure of Africa's changing role and status in world affairs, we have assembled a selected group of prominent scholars, both from the US and abroad, to discuss various strata of Africa's international relations. The discussions are structured around six panels that address issues concerning the shifting balance of power at the world stage, new security threats and global challenges, multilateralism, economic and political development, and regional conflicts. The conference represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive evaluation of Africa's evolving external relations. 1
History Lecture Darlene Clark Hine 1
Back to Africa Fashion Show October 23, 2010 6