Celebrating the Ancestors: EGUNGUN in the Afro-Atlantic World! Traditional dance.

Past Events

Transnational Black Studies:  Black Brazilians in Action,  Then and Now. Raquel Almeida,Sarah Soanirina Ohmer, Tshombe Miles,

Transnational Black Studies: Black Brazilians in Action, Then and Now

Pannelist: Raquel Almeida, Sarah Soanirina Ohmer, and Tshombe Miles

Moderator: Refina Castro-McGowan

October 21st, 2019. 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Lippman Room 6/308

Student Mixer with a photo of a student

Student Mixer

Come out and meet Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés Director of Black Studies Program ask questions, meet other students in our program. 

October 24th, 2019 12:30pm to 2:00pm 

Lippman Room NAC 6/308

MLA formatting class with a woman that is writing


Need to work on your writing? 

November 11th, 2019  5:00pm to 6:00pm 

NAC 4/149 Conferance Room 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversory of the 1969 protests at CCNY April 16th - 18th 2019 Remeber the past: Continuing the legacy

Remembering the Past: Continuing the Legacy

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 protest at CCNY

April 16th to 18th 2019

16th- Panel Discussion "The Birth of Area Studies at CCNY"

17th- Commemorating Ceremony "The 50th Anniversary of '69 Takeover of CCNY"

18th- Visiting Remembrance Rock " Walking to remember the protests of 1969 that resulted in open admissions throughout the CUNY system.  

meet the black studies director professor vanessa K. valdés BLST there is a a photo of Vanessa k Valdes

Meet the New Black Studies Director

Student Town hall: meet the new Black Studies Director!

Professor Vanessa K. Valdés.

February 7th, 2019 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Shepard Hall 350 

Dr. Boukary Sawadogo's Book Launch

Dr. Sawadogo's Book Launch

African Film Studies: An Introduction is an accessible and authoritative book on African cinema as a field of study. The book provides a succinct and comprehensive study of the history, aesthetics, and criticism of sub-Saharan African cinematic productions. The book is designed for readers who have little or no prior experience with African cinema. 

December 4th, 2018 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

SPEAKERS:  * Chief Alaagab Akinsegun, Head of the Egungun Society, Oyotunji Village, South Carolina  * Bolaji Campbell, Department Chair in History of Art and Visual Culture at RISD  * Dr. Henry Drewal, Evjue- Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at UW-Madison

Celebrating the Ancestors: EGUNGUN in the Afro-Atlantic World!

Egungun is found among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria and the Republic of Benin including their relatives in Sierra Leone, Togo and other parts of West Africa as well as their countless descendants in the African Diaspora, particularly in Brazil and the Unites States. Egungun masquerade performances are collaborative creations, dialogic reflections, parody and play.

May 11th, 2017 11:00am to 3:pm

Aaron Davis Hall 

celebrate with AncestryDNA and the Black Studies Program to find out how to test DNA and find your ancestral ties. The event will include a talk from Dr. Eurie Hong in which she will describe how DNA reveals your personal history. Five people from the CCNY campus community will be tested and their results will be revealed. 20 kits will be given away for free at the event.

Ancestral Connection Through DNA

20 Free DNA Kits Come join us and celebrate with AncestryDNA and Find out how to test DNA to find your ancestral ties. The event will include a talk from Dr. Eurie Hong in which she will describe how DNA reveals your personal history. Five people from the CCNY campus community will be tested and their results will be revealed.

March 28th, 2017 6:30pm to 9:00pm

The Grove School of Engineering

Meet the Author: Nicole Dennis-Benn Author of "Here Comes the Sun" awarded the best book of the year award by the NY times

Meet the Author: Nicole Dennis-Benn

Author of 'Here Comes the Dun' Awarded: "Best Book of The Year" by the New York Times

March 8th, 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm 

North Academic Center Ballroom

 in conversation with Massood, PHD March 1st 2017 SH 250 at 6:30

Dr. Micheal Gillespie's Book Launch

In Film Blackness Michael Boyce Gillespie shifts the ways we think about black film, treating it not as a category, a genre, or strictly a representation of the black experience but as a visual negotiation between film as art and the discursivity of race. 

March 1st, 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Shepard Hall 250

Black Lives matter with Villarosa, Llanes, Henderson-Brown, Pinto,

Black Lives Matter

The panel will concentrate on the various ways that the Black Lives Matter Movement will exist and resist in the midst of the Trump Presidency. Students and the community are encouraged to attend and learn about the range of struggles and solutions happening in New York City. Panelists will cover a range of topics from knowing your rights to community based solutions to ending violence. ​

  • Linda Villarosa, is an Assistant Professor here at CCNY in the Media and Communication Arts Program and Black Studies Program.
  • Stephanie Llanes, is a lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
  • Zakia Henderson-Brown, is a poet and current member of the Board of the Brooklyn Movement Center.
  • Angelo Pinto, is a Senior Attorney who in 2016 joined The Advancement Project to work on the School House to Jail House Track Program, as well as the emerging Justice Program. 

February 21st, 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Shepard Hall 250

NAYAS Conference  collection of photos from the NYASA Conference

NYASA Conference

April 1st, 2016 to April 2nd, 2016

Ngugi wa Thiong'o Speaks at The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series April 23, 2015 6-8 P.M. Shepard Hall: 92

Ngugi wa Thiong'o Speaks at The Chinua Achede Legacy Series

April 23, 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

Shepard Hall 92

Watch the Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg1I3A6cEyU

Women Writers the Caribbean

Women Writers the Caribbean

March 16th, 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

Shepard Hall 250

Watch the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDRdjM_xwo 

Colson whitehead december 2nd, 2015 SH 250

Colson Whitehead in Conversation With Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy

The Black Studies Lecture Presents Colson Whitehead in conversation with Dr. R. L' Heureux Lewis- McCoy Lecture: Colson Whitehead has won many honors including the MacArthur Fellowship (2002), and the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). His notable works include 'The Intuitionist' (1999) and 'Sag Harbor' (2009), both works were finalist for the PEN Award. His latest non-fiction work is, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death (2014).

December 2, 2015  6:00pm- 8:00pm

SH 250

Watch the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m79NApGdEs8

Graham Hodges Standing on a stage alone addressing a crowd of students

Graham Hodges

The Underground Railroad in New York

October 27th, 2015

Check out the photos: Link

Reconstructing Audre Lorde - Feburary 25, 2016

Restricted Audre Lorde

Feburary 25th, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

SH 250


What can you do with a black studies Major. Three people looking at the camera

What Can You Do With A Black Studies Major

Feburary 4th, 2016

The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series With Speaker Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Kenya

The Chinua Achebe Legacy Series

Speaker: With Speaker Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Kenya

April 23. 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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