Black History Month Lecture Series: History Month Lecture

Futurism in Africana Studies

with Ajani Brown 

Monday, February 11, 2019
Peterson Gym 153

Ajani Brown is a double alumni of San Diego State University where he earned  his MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English. He proposed and developed the cutting edge course, AfroFuturism, which is the interdisciplinary study of Afri­ can and African American contributions to science fiction, comic book art, pop culture, and its origins and influences using futurist topics and cultural production to discuss Social Justice and Redefining Identity.

Seeing our futures clearly: Afrocentrism, the gaze, and reclaiming the apocalypse

with Dr. Jennifer Williams 

Monday, February 25, 2019
Arts and Letters 101

Dr. Jennifer Williams earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies from Temple University. She received her BA in International Studies with an emphasis in African Studies from University of La Verne. Her research and teachings include African American Women's History, Black Queer Studies, Africana Nerd Culture, and Afrofuturism. Her current research explores understudies political expressions of African American women, such as in their digital media footprints, fashion and sexual activities.

California Censored: Queen Calafia Ruler of California!

with Tamra L. Dicus 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Arts and letters 101

Tamra L. Dicus is a Patent Examiner and a former Thomas Jeffer­son School of Law student. She is the founder of California is Me and the author of "Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California?: The Real Wonder Woman." The fictional narrative of Queen Calafia is the namesake of California and inspired DC Comics' Wonder Woman. 

MLKMartin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

The Department of Africana Studies Presents:
Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

Friday, January 25, 2019
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Montezuma Hall
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: $50 per person, $400 per table (seats 8), $500 sponsorship 

To RSVP, please download and fill out our reservation form.  Return the signed forms via campus mail (MC 6032) or hand delivered to AL 373.

Please contact Kaia Green with any questions at ext. 5341.