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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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  • "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.

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