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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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  • "After I graduated, my first position was as Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth. I served as a liaison to the African American community and the Arts community. After being awarded the James B. Reynolds fellowship, I went back to Jamaica (where I was born) and completed my Masters in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies. My major in African and African American studies as well as the new skills I had gained from Admissions truly prepared me for my tenure in the...

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  • Read interviews in Dartmouth Now with AAAS core faculty member Reena Goldthree and affiliated faculty members Michael Chaney and George Trumbull.

  • The African and African American Studies Program invited artist Synthia Saint James to Dartmouth to lead a workshop on designing book covers.

    Saint James is the award-winning author and/or illustrator of more than twenty books, and her work is featured on the covers of books by best-selling authors such as Terry McMillan and Alice Walker. She is also known as the designer of the first Kwanzaa stamp for the US Postal Service in 1997. Saint James’s work can be found in a number of...

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  • “Speaking When There are No Words” was a series of two events dedicated to exploring artistic responses to police brutality. On Tuesday, April 21 in One Wheelock, a group of about 7 students created poetry and choreography and engaged in discussion about police brutality and structural state sanctioned violence in the United States. The Peace Poets, a New York City based arts collective, facilitated this creative workshop. On Wednesday, April 22, there...

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  • During a three-day visit to Dartmouth, Director Abderrahmane Sissako was presented with the 2015 Dartmouth Film Award. A Q & A with audience members followed the award presentation and a screening of his most recent film, Timbuktu, facilitated by Professor Ayo Coly of the African and African American Studies Program and the Comparative Literature Program.

  • Dartmouth's new Spring course, 10 Weeks, 10 + Professors: #BlackLivesMatter, has been receiving coverage in the national news media, including in a recent piece on CNN.com. Aimee Bahng, an assistant professor of English at Dartmouth, says:

    "Even though we might be sort of cloistered away in the ivory tower or something, we felt very much moved by, incited by, inspired by a lot of the activists' work following the failure...

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  • Around the country, protestors have been gathering to voice their concern over violence against black Americans by police officers. Last night, one of those protests was held in Hanover. (You can see photos of the protest here.)

    Reena Goldthree is a Professor of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth, and she helped organize the protest. Goldthree says about 50 or 60 protesters of all ages...

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  • The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding welcomed back to campus Patrice Juah, a recent Liberian Fellow in President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Juah spoke at a student event sponsored by the Dickey Center’s student health organization, the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health, about the Ebola crisis and the anti-...

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