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  • "I think one of the most important things to remember in this moment, and something that the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement tweeted out in the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Dallas, is that the Black Lives Matter movement is a movement for justice, equality and community. It is not a movement that in any way celebrates or promotes the murder of anyone—police officer, civilian, black, or white. What we are all working for is a world that is less violent, less unequal, and...

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  • For her senior project, Tailour Garbutt ('16) explored the experiences of black women at Dartmouth from the 1970s to the present. She is profiled in Dartmouth Now, and her online senior project, "Speaking Our Truths," may be accessed here.

    A double major in African and African American Studies and English, Garbutt has...

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  • Spring featured visits to campus by two acclaimed graphic artists: Kyle Baker, whose 2005 book NAT TURNER is widely taught; and Keith Knight, syndicated cartoonist, who gave his traveling slide show presentation: "They Shoot Black People, Don't They? A Cartoonist's Look at 20 Years of Police Brutality."

  • I wrote my senior thesis on Nigeria: The Emerging Giant (or something like that). On graduation all I wanted to do was to go to Nigeria, and the Peace Corps became my vehicle for doing just that @ St. Michaels College in Oleh via Ughelli in what was then the Mid West State of Nigeria. For 2 years I was the history teacher, coach (soccer, bball, athletics etc.), and general gadfly breaking old Brit rules of education along with my PC roommate for about 300 mostly quite motivated but poorly "...

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  • After graduating from Dartmouth I went on a one-year fellowship study in London, England, studying the Nigerian design diaspora there and a year later worked as a programmer and educator at the Brooklyn Museum. While working at the Brooklyn Museum, my previous background in African and African American Art from courses I took at Dartmouth and professors I worked closely with was incredibly useful. Now I am currently in my second year of a PhD program in Communications, where I am studying...

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  • After graduating from Dartmouth with the class of 2013, I began working with the SEAD, stepping into their new College Pathway Coordinator role. As my first full-time position, it was a great opportunity to build the foundation for us to meet the students' needs around college access and success. Seven years of Hanover, however will make you restless. I decided to move back to my hometown of Harlem, NYC as a college and career advisor for KIPP NYC charter school network. After a year of...

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  • "I am a 2013 graduate of Dartmouth College and African and African-American Studies major originally from Charlotte, NC. At Dartmouth, I chaired the Black Underground Theater Association, was the 2013 Dodd Playwright Awardee, and the inaugural recipient of the William Cook-Louise Cook Jacobs Award. I am a producer, playwright, and actress and worked as an artist and administrator with Northern Stage Theater in White River Junction, VT before starting my Masters in International Education at...

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  • Two guest lecturers visited Professor Keith L. Walker's Winter '16 seminar, AAAS 88/From Diaspora Practices to Theory:

    Dr. Fabio Fua Nascimento, Capoeira Master, was guest lecturer during the session pictured in these photographs and spoke on "Brazil, Slavery and Alternative Diaspora Epistemologies and World-views."

    Earlier in the course, Dr. Salvador Almagro-Moreno (Geisel School of Medicine) guest lectured on "Pathogens and Diaspora, the Case of Haiti, Cholera,...

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  • "Since graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in African and African-American Studies, I went on to receive a Master's in Teaching Social Studies and a Master's in Non-Profit Management. I teach A.P. United States History at a high school in South Florida, and also started a nonprofit organization called DanceCrush Kids, Inc. Because of my studies in AAAS, everything I do comes from a perspective of cultural sensitivity and understanding. I tend to teach U.S. History as if it were a black...

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  • "After graduating, I taught 3rd grade at an all-girls charter elementary school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn for two years through Teach for America. My African and African American Studies major continues to serve me as I strive to think critically about the implicit values and explicit practices of our educational institutions. I am now applying to graduate programs in Clinical Psychology, through which I hope to learn how to best support all children and their families within and beyond the...

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