Africana Studies presents
"Chocolate Soldiers"

Gregory S. Cooke

Adjunct Professor, Drexel University
Producer and Writer of Choc’late Soldiers from the USA(CSUSA)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Falvey 204 7:00 p.m.

Gregory S. Cooke, Assistant Adjunct Professor at Drexel University,  is currently in the 27th year of a “spiritual and educational journey” through World War II and is Producer and Writer of Choc’late Soldiers from the USA(CSUSA), a landmark documentary narrated by TV star, Shemar Moore. CSUSA features the military and social experiences of African American soldiers (men and women) who cross a racial divide to bond with British civilians during World War II. The documentary was the 2014 recipient of the Veterans Braintrust Award by the Congressional Black Caucus, Washington, D.C. and in 2013 won documentary film awards at the Bakersfield (CA) and Indy Film Festivals (Los Angeles).

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The Africana Studies Program Welcomes

Reena N. Goldthree

"Visions of a 'Negro Democracy': Rethinking Race, Empire, and Citizenship in the Interwar Caribbean".

Monday, November 10th
Falvey Library 204
4:00 p.m.

Reena Goldthree is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. Her current book manuscript, Democracy Shall be no Empty Romance: War and the Politics of Empire in the Greater Caribbean, examines how the dislocations of World War I transformed colonial identity and imperial policy in the West Indies from 1914-38.

Poetry Slam

The Africana Studies program excited to Co-sponsor award-winning Poet and Professor, Dr. Javon Johnson, as guest speaker for the Fall Diversity Programming Event. In addition to the performance, The Center for Multicultural Affairs office is hosting a campus-wide Open Mic Poetry Slam competition, which is open to students, faculty, and staff.  Dr. Johnson will guest judge the finals round, and winners will be awarded cash prizes. Other events include a writing workshop with Dr. Johnson, a Meet and Greet luncheon, and a raffle for various prizes. The events will take place on Monday, October 27th and Tuesday, October 28th, both beginning at 7pm in the Belle Air Terrace.

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Anne Rubin

"Freedpeople and forty Acres: African American and Sherman's March"
150th Anniversary of William T. Sherman's March to the Sea.
Wednesday, October 22nd
4:00 pm
Connelly Center Cinema

Anne Sarah Rubin ia an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Digital History and Education at the University of Maryland. Baltimore County. Dr. Rubin will be signing copies of her new book, Through the Heart of Dixiie: Sherman's March in American Memory.

Co-sponsored by the department of History, Africana Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Collegue of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Honors.

Africana Studies

"Black Magic: Dianne/Dinah Johnson Reflects on her work with Children's Literature"
9/15/2014 @ 4:30pm

Africana Studies will host Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings, Professor of English at University of South Carolina on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Falvey Library room 205. Dr. Johnson-Feelings will present "Black Magic: Dianne/Dinah Johnson  Reflects on her Work with Children's Literature."

This event is co-sponsored by the English and Education Departments.

Contact Africana Studies at Villanova

Africana Studies Program
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
SAC 277
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4640
Program Director:
Crystal Lucky 610-519-7824
Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Harden

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