African American Studies Department presents Black Solidarity Day 2018

The Legacy of Storytelling: Celebrating 50 Years of African American Studies

Student & video presentations
a community conversation

Kamila Forbes
Executive Producer,
The Apollo Theater

Dr. Jonathan W. Gray
Associate Professor, English
John Jay College & CUNY Graduate Center

The event is free and open to the public!

Black Solidarity Day 2018

African American Studies Department presents Black Solidarity Day:
Our Democracy: The Black Immigrant Experience

Our Democracy: The Black Immigrant Experience

Keynote Speaker: Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye

Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye is a local organizer and Advocacy and Research Manager with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). Mr. Ndugga-Kabuye’s commitment to building infrastructure for social movement stems from seeing how policies from past social movements aided his immigration journey from Uganda. This journey has included advocating for a range of community development issues impacting black communities in California, Washington, D.C. and New York City. Mr. Ndugga-Kabuye has continued this work with a degree in Criminology, policy fellowships, and he is currently working on his Masters in Public Policy at the New School.

African American Studies Department presents Black Solidarity Day:
Post Obama: How do we lead?

Black Solidarity Day-10-26-16

Speaker: Reverend Shareka Newton

Born & raised in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, Reverend Shareka Newton was reared by her maternal grandmother Priscilla Barnes-Davis. Mrs. Davis instilled a sense of faith & community into Shareka while encouraging her to be inquisitive & to formulate her own ideas. The idea that both God & attending church were important was further developed and eventually grew and flourished through her years growing up at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Rev. Newton attended A. Philip Randolph Campus H.S. in Harlem, NY. She continued her education at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, where in 2003, she received her B.A. in English. Rev. Newton accepted her call to ministry in the spring of her senior year at Spelman & was licensed to preach & teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in fall 2004. May 2008, she received her Master of Divinity Degree from Drew University Theological School. Rev. Newton did her field education experience at St. James A.M.E in Newark, NJ. She was ordained on December 13th of 2008 & currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

The African American Studies Department Presents Harlem: Urban Renewal, Tourism & Gentrification by Professor Susan Phillip

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 2:45 – 4 PM

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: A-632

Co-Sponsored by: The Interdisciplinary Committee

A “Knowing Black New York” Event Featuring Student Reflections on “Knowing Brooklyn”

The College-wide General Education Committee “Gen Edge” Theme

For additional Information, Please Contact Dionne Bennett (AFR):


African American Studies Department presents Black Solidarity Day: 1, 2, 3 – In the Place to Be: Social Justice and Advocacy in Hip Hop Music

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: November 2

[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: Atrium Amphitheater

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