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The 5 College Africana/Black Studies Consortium

Amherst College Black Studies 
Core faculty:
Rowland O. Abiodun

Stefan Bradley
C. Rhonda Cobham-Sander
Solsiree Del Moral
Elizabeth Herbin-Triant
Jallicia A. Jolly
Jared Loggins
Russell Lohse
Hilary J. Moss
Watufani M. Poe
Khary O. Polk
Olufemi O. Vaughan (Chair) 

Visiting faculty:
Carol Y. Bailey
Cheikh A. Thiam
Contributing faculty:
Amrita Basu
David P. Delaney
Aneeka A. Henderson
Ron Lembo
Sean Redding
Jason Robinson
Jude Sandy
Adam Sitze
Leah D. Hewitt
Dale E. Peterson
Andrea B. Rushing (Emerita)
Martha Saxton
Robyn A. Rogers (Academic Department Coordinator)

Hampshire College Africana Studies
Areas of Study website
Nathalie Arnold
Amy Jordan
Lynda Pickbourn
Daniel Kojo Schrade
Natalie Sowell

Mt. Holyoke College Africana Studies 
Patricia A. Banks
Meredith Coleman-Tobias
Amber Douglas
Satyananda J. Gabriel
Samba Gadjigo
Dorothy E. Mosby (Interim Dean of Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Olabode Festus Omojola
Preston H. Smith II
Lucas Wilson (Chair of Economics)
Holly J. Sharac (Academic Department Coordinator) 312 Skinner Hall
Phone 413-538-2377Fax 413-538-2513 Email the department

Smith College Africana Studies 
Aaron Kamugisha
Daphne Lamothe
Paul Joseph López Oro
Samuel Ng
Traci-Ann Wint
Ann Ferguson
Paula Giddings (Emerita)

David Osepowicz Administrative Assistant
Wright Hall 107 Northampton, MA 01063  Phone: 413-585-3572

UMass Du Bois Dept of Afro-American Studies
Core faculty:
Yolanda Covington Ward (Chair)
John Bracey, Jr.
A Yęmisi Jimoh
Anne Kerth
Agustin Lao-Montes
, Sociology
Toussaint Losier
Traci Parker
Britt Rusert
Amilcar Shabazz
(Graduate Program Director)
James Smethurst
Steven C. Tracy

Emeritus/Retired Faculty:
Ernest Allen, Jr.
Robert Paynter
, Anthropology
Archie Shepp
William Strickland
Esther M.A. Terry
Ekwueme Michael Thelwell
Robert Paul Wolff

Affiliated/Contributing Faculty (partial listing):
Carlene J. Edie, Political Science
Dean Robinson, Political Science
Lisa Green, Linguistics
Gil McCauley, Theater
Judyie Al-Bilali, Theater
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Anthropology
Joye Bowman, History
Doris Clemmons, CMASS
Gretchen Gerzina, English
Rachel Mordecai, English
Jimmy Worthy, English
Patrick Mason, Economics
Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji, Economics
Sancha Medwinter, Sociology
Melissa Wooten, Sociology
Tricia Loveland Administrative Assistant, 329 New Africa
House UMass Amherst Phone: (413) 545-2751

The Institute of the Black World and the Making of Black Studies

Institute of the Black World: 
One of the founding institutions at the 1960s birth of Black Studies, the IBW reignited the radical Black tradition by linking academic work with the Black Liberation Movement.  The IBW Legacy Group has organized seven ZOOM seminars exploring IBW history and more (see below).  You can register at this link:

History is not only about the past.  We need to use historical reflection as a guide to the future. Abdul Alkalimat, as an IBW founder, has generously opened his personal IBW archives to the people; click here:

SESSION#1: Tuesday, June 29
The Origins and Mission of IBW
This program critically assesses IBW’s role as a think tank for black struggle, discusses the role of Dr. Vincent Harding within the Institute and explores ways in which IBW’s experiences are relevant to today’s struggles. WIlliam “Bill” Strickland is the featured presenter in this opening session.

SESSION #2: Tuesday, July 13 
Understanding the New Black Poetry
Dr. Stephen Henderson, an intellectual architect of the Institute, taught in the first of IBW’s Summer Symposia in 1969 and wrote and produced the book Understanding the New Black Poetry. This collection framed the seismic shift that occurred in African American arts and letters in the 1960s. This session looks at the ways in which that shift has developed and morphed over the years since.

SESSION #3: Tuesday, July 20 
Remaking the Past to Make the Future: The New Black History
This program explores the evolution of Black History from the late 1960s to the present and its relevance to the future of Black America.

SESSION #4: Tuesday, July 27 
Education for Liberation
This session will look at our goals in the struggle for a New Black Education. As an IBW Monthly Report said in August 1973, “The education of our children is our responsibility. We cannot place it in anyone else’s hands.” 

SESSION #5 : Tuesday, August 3 
The New Black Studies
This session assesses IBW’s role in promoting, informing and supporting the development of Black Studies with an emphasis on two seminal Black Studies conferences and a variety of publications and consultancies.

SESSION #6: Tuesday, August 10 
The New Black Agenda
IBW drafted “The Gary Declaration….” With additions and revisions, it became the National Black Agenda of 1972. This session discusses contemporary black agendas against the backdrop of the Gary Declaration.

SESSION #7: Tuesday August 17
Following the Ancestors’ Footsteps into the Future
Tribute to the Ancestors.

Abdul Alkalimat, born Gerald A. McWorter, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of African American Studies and School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amilcar Shabazz, Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts and is the President of the National Council for Black Studies.

The National Council for Black Studies: Leading since 1975

National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of the field of Africana/African American/Black Studies. It is a not-for-profit organization established in 1975.[1] The National Council for Black Studies was founded and first housed at the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) by the UNC Charlotte Black Student Union. The following are the presidents of the Council over its history:

2018-2022      Amilcar Shabazz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2014-2018      Georgene Bess Montgomery, Clark Atlanta University
2010-2014      Sundiata Cha-Jua, University of Illinois
2006-2010      Charles Jones, Georgia State/University of Cincinnati 

2002-2006      Shirley Weber, San Diego State University
1998-2002      James B. Stewart, Pennsylvania State University
1994-1998      Bill Little, California State Univ., Dominguez Hills [deceased]
1992-1994      Charles HenryUniversity of California, Berkeley
1988-1992      Selase WilliamsCalifornia State Univ., Dominguez Hills
1984 – 1988    Delores P. AldridgeEmory University 
1982-1984      Carlene Young, San Jose State University 
1980-1982      William E. Nelson, Jr., The Ohio State University [deceased]
1978-1980     William KingUniversity of Colorado 
1976-1978     Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

A Brief History of the NCBS
Within the context of the Civil Rights Movement, a growing recognition of the need for the study of African-American world experience spurred student movements on several campuses for a more inclusive educational experience. The Black Studies movement (1968-1969) and the Black University concept (late 1960s) helped create more African & African diaspora-centered courses on various campuses. In April 1968, a national conference for Black teachers took place.[2]

Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey spearheaded NCBS in 1975 as part of this larger movement for African American studies.[3] However, before its inception, Dr. Maxwell Roddey’s pioneering work at UNC Charlotte included a Black Studies program[4] that served as the inspiration and backdrop for the NCBS’s structure, philosophy, and aims, in addition to the meetings and conferences that Dr. Maxwell Roddey organized.

Dr. Maxwell Roddey’s Pioneering Efforts at UNC Charlotte
Dr. Maxwell Roddey realized the need for Black Studies education at UNC Charlotte, and although not originally a program that conferred an undergraduate or graduate degree, the Black Studies program at UNC Charlotte was integral to the creation of NCBS. Dr. Maxwell Roddey was the first black teacher at UNC Charlotte and also a co-founder of the Afro-American Cultural Center in North Carolina, now the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. She was also the president of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority from 1992-1996.[5]

The Black Studies program at UNC Charlotte was conceptualized to address the “academic, intellectual, social, and economic life of the Black student.” This was realized through a series of phases, which were levels of academic courses through which students would complete; they are as follows:[6]

  • Phase I: Who Am I?
  • Phase II: Why Am I Here?
  • Phase III: Where Did I Come From?
  • Phase IV: Where Do I Go From Here?

Each phase included community service projects and the higher levels or phases also included research projects while the lower levels or phases were intro-level or survey classes concerning African American history and other disciplines. The Black Studies committee envisioned the program to both benefit the community and work in tandem with the entire university through an interdisciplinary approach.[6]

Several organizations were affiliated with the Black Studies program including: the Black Student Union, Black Gospel Choir, Basketball, Student Government, and various Black and historical Black sororities and fraternities.[6]

Early History of NCBS
The initial philosophy of the Council was that “Education should engender both academic excellence and social responsibility.”[7] The NCBS desired to expand and strengthen academic units and community programs concerned with African American studies. It originally operated as an organization for Black Studies professionals with the aim of developing the field as a respected academic discipline.

Mission & Philosophy
Members of NCBS are committed to the development of the discipline of Africana Studies. Their work has promoted and retained K-12, community college, and university curricula inclusive to the experience and contributions of African diaspora peoples and other marginalized peoples. NCBS actively:[7]

  • Facilitates, through consultation and other services, the recruitment of scholars of African descent for all levels of teaching and research in universities and colleges;
  • Assists in the creation and implementation of multicultural education programs and materials for K-12 schools and higher education institutions;
  • Promotes scholarly African-centered research on all aspects of the African World experience;
  • Increases and improves informational resources on Pan-African life and culture to be made available to the general public;
  • Provides professional advice to policymakers in education, government and community development;
  • Maintains international linkages among Africana Studies scholars; and
  • Works for the empowerment of African People.

Current Efforts
The California Bill ACR-71 Africana studies programs, led to success with the efforts of former NCBS member and president Dr. Shirley Weber, is a testament to the continuing need for the African studies academic disciplines’ support by state legislatures.[8]

Current NCBS board member and department chair of the Africana Studies program at California State University at Long Beach, Dr. Maulana Karenga is the founder of the Pan-African holiday Kwanzaa.[9]

NCBS also has a community grant available for members to apply for. The funding has helped new leaders and scholars bring Africana Studies to various communities.[10]

NCBS is currently housed at The University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its previous base in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] It holds an annual conference in various cities across the country that features important plenary sessions, hundreds of paper presentations, a Student Luncheon and Du Bois Awards ceremony. The current President, Amilcar Shabazz is completing a book, The World of Africana Studies, that explores the growth of the discipline globally through organizations and initiatives like The Japan Black Studies Association, The International Symposium on Ethnic Literature in China, the Collegium for African American Research in Europe, and various projects in Latin America and on the African continent.


  1. “NCBS Online – About NCBS”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  2. “Terms & Questions | 1968: A Global Year of Student Driven Change”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  3. Asante, Molefi Kete; Mazama, Ama (2005). Encyclopedia of Black Studies. SAGE. ISBN 9780761927624.
  4. “Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, PhD – SC African American”. SC African American. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  5. “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – About Delta Sigma Theta”. 2007-10-28. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  6. Black Studies at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Black Studies Brochure (Charlotte, North Carolina: UNC Charlotte, 1975-1976). Currently housed in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  7. “NCBS Online – About NCBS”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  8. “Bill Text – ACR-71 Africana studies programs”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  9. “The Official Kwanzaa Web Site – Kwanzaa African American Celebration of Family, Community and Culture by Maulana Karenga”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  10. “NCBS Online – NCBS Civic & Community Education & Engagement Grants Program”. Retrieved 2017-08-05.

External links

International Decade for People of African Descent

As a member of the National Council of Black Studies International Committee, I invite you to participate in a special session at #NCBS2018. It is Panel #105, that takes place Sat., March 17, 8:00 to 9:15am, at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta Mezzanine. Discuss with a gender diverse, intergenerational and international group of leading scholars some of the major political questions of the day that face all of us in Africana Studies on a global level.

A New Black International? Contemporary Black Radicalism across the Americas

The current global crisis that includes not only economic malaise but also a rise in political authoritarianism and increased policing by states had widened social and racial inequalities and hence racial and sexual violence. A deepening world crisis of neoliberal capitalism and the rise of a new right in national, regional and global contexts, imply reconfigurations of racial projects that involved the emergence of overtly violent racist ideologies and practices as dramatically exemplified by ultra-conservative, racist regimes such as Trump in the U.S. and Temer in Brazil wherein it is clear that Black Lives are devalued and disposable. In Colombia, at the same time that the national government declared itself a champion of anti-racist policies, paramilitaries constantly murder Black activists, thus further jeopardizing an already failing peace process. In this world-historical context there has been an emergence of Black movements across the Americas that are convened with the slogan that Black Lives Matter. These movements tend to articulate an intersectional critique of racial capitalism in terms of the entanglements of class, gender, sexual, and racial oppressions that corresponds to anti-racist politics aiming for systemic change and liberation. This panel will present and analyze this new wave and webs of Black radicalism in the Americas, situating it in larger historical landscapes of radical Pan-Africanism, Black Marxism, and Afro-feminism. The presentations will address this problematic from particular movements and locations, analyzing the patterning of transnational/translocal networks of Black radical activism in order to map their practices, projects and perspectives.

Amilcar Shabazz, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Afro-American Studies.


  1. Jesus Chucho Garcia. Venezuelan Consul to New Orleans (Afro-Venezuelan)
  2. Juliana Goes. University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Afro-Brazilian)
  3. Agustín Laó-Montes. University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Afro-Puerto Rican)

John Bracey, Jr. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Afro-American Studies.
Charisse Burden-Stelly, Carleton College.


The Bolivarian Process and Afro-Venezuelan Revolutionary Politics
Jesus Chucho Garcia.

Since the first electoral triumph of Hugo Chavez Frías in 1998 Venezuela began a process baptized as a Bolivarian Revolution that championed changes in the political, economic and cultural landscape of Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. This presentation will expose a panoramic view of the importance of Afro-Venezuelan activism both demanding and designing the Bolivarian revolution´s positions and policies against racism and for racial justice in Venezuela, and also in providing leadership for the organization of Black Left networks across the Americas, linking and organizing Black radicals in the U.S. and throhghout Latin America and the Caribbean. It will also analyze the leading role of Afro-Venezuelans in developing a politics of solidarity with the African continent.

“Geração Tombamento”: reflections about the political strategies of the Black Brazilian youth
Juliana Goes.

In the past years, colorful hair, clothes and lipsticks have become common among the Brazilian Black youth. They have used the aesthetics as a form of political resistance and created spaces of empowerment and articulation of the young black people. However, this way of making politics has suffered several critiques, especially related to the hyper-individualization of the black struggle. In addition, this political strategy has been appropriated by the capitalist system. Considering this, the paper consists of an analysis of the “Geração Tombamento” through the lens of the black radicalism and reflections about its potentialities and challenges. Furthermore, this analysis will relate to two major paradigms faced by Brazilian black movements: how to overcome the whitening ideology and the struggle between emancipation vs. inclusion. Then, the final goal of the paper is to promote the debate and improvement of contemporary political strategies in the black movements.

Black Lives Matter from Ferguson to Buenaventura: An Africana Renaissance
Agustín Laó-Montes

This presentation will discuss the emergence of a new wave of Black antisystemic movements in the Americas by looking into two key loci of activism: the Black Lives Matter Movement in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Civic Strike in the city of Buenaventura, Colombia. The analysis will focus on two dimensions: on the one hand, the rise of a neoliberal racial necropolitics in both cities; and, on the other hand, the rise of a new common sense wherein claim for racial justice are make in terms of an intersectional politics of liberation that clealy link racial, gender, sexual, and class opressions from local to global scales, thus constuting a new wave of Pan-African radicalism wherein there is a renaissance of a now queered Black feminism and marxism.



Afrodescendants International Fora and Conferences

The issue of racial discrimination has been discussed at different international fora and conferences, in particular the following:

1978, First World Conference to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination, Geneva

1983, Second World Conference to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination, Geneva

2000, Experts Seminar, Santiago, Chile, October 25 to 27, 2000

2000, Regional Conference of the Americas (Proposal of Santiago). Preparatory meeting for the Third World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Santiago, Chile, December 5 to 7, 2000.

2001, NGO Forum of the Americas for Diversity and Pluralism

2001, Third World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

2002, Latin America-Caribbean Regional Seminar of Experts on implementation of the Durban Programme of Action

2002, Declaration of La Ceiba

2003, Regional Workshop for the Adoption and Implementation of Affirmative-Action Policies for People of African Descent in Latin America and the Caribbean

2004, Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (E/CN.4/2004/L.2)

2004, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

2005, Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

2005, Pre Santiago +5

2008, Report of the Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean Preparatory to the Durban Review Conference (Brasilia, 17–19 June 2008)

2009, Declaration of the Second Inter-American Forum of Afro-descendants

2009, Final document of the Durban Review Conference.

2011, First World Summit of Afro-descendants held August 18-21,  in La Ceiba, on the occasion of the International Year for People of African Descent, which brought together more than 1,400 people from 44 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, producing the La Ceiba Declaration and Plan of Action.

2014, International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; Distr.: General, 13 March, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with concluding observations on the combined initial & 2nd to 5th periodic reports of Honduras *

4th Annual Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

*Abstract submission from U.S. deadline extended to 3/15/2018*
Reconfiguring Solidarities
around Caste and Race
University of Massachusetts, Amherst May 4-6, 2018

International Conference on Caste and Race: Reconfiguring Solidarities
The Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
*Conference website at
The current historical moment is marked by a deep contradiction – the incredible success of wealth generating and power concentrating processes that depend on the unimaginable immiserating and marginalization of large swathes of humanity. Consequently, assertions of wealth, power, and oppressions, are met with incessant demands for equity, justice, and end to all forms of oppression the world over. If the arc of our moral universe is to “bend towards justice,” then it demands a constant relearning and reimagining of our connections, divergences, and convergence. Here, comparative possibilities of ‘caste’ in India and ‘race’ in the USA have generated much by way of historical imaginations, political solidarities, comparative strategies, and critical scholarship that have furthered our notions of justice, persistent inequities, and possibilities of liberation.

The comparative framework of race and caste also points to the complexity of navigating between the two. Recognizing the history of efforts in establishing this comparative framework in both theory and praxis – starting with the publication of Gulamgiri in 1870 by Jotiba Phule, the emergence of the “Caste School of race relations” in the 1930s/40s, the formation of the Dalit Panthers in the 1970s, and the many struggles around the Durban World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in 2001 – this conference seeks to initiate a new conversation that both simultaneously acknowledges the incommensurabilities and yet the new possibilities of active solidarities.

Here two broad organizing categories – experience and capitalism – aid us towards new conversations. We will need to start with the category of comparative experiences and build towards the divergences and convergences that mark the structural / macro-scale of the social, political, economic and the cultural. Experience as a category offers itself as a crucial cauldron from which to think and build rich conversations through differences. While experiential domains bring out the individual’s (or personal) complex worlds of suffering, quest for dignity, and defiance, they also point to the broader contexts of the social (or public) and the structural (or systemic). Thus, the individual’s experience of suffering indignities frequently ruptures the veneer of ‘civil(ized)’ society in the form of public spectacles of hate, injustice, brutality. Attending to the mutual constitution of both experiential and structural could produce historically and geographically grounded forms of appreciation and solidarity.

For this conference, we have chosen the following themes to focus on:

THEME 1: Suicides and depression among Dalits and African American youth

This is a particularly intense and intimate form of experience of caste/race that appears to be on the rise in higher education contexts in the US and South Asia. We are interested in cross-disciplinary research that helps us make connections between mental health issues and broader structures of oppression and marginalization.

THEME 2: Lynchings, public humiliations, ‘atrocities,’ police brutality against Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and African Americans

This is another experience that has now gained public attention due to becoming spectacularized via social media in both the USA and South Asia. Such acts have become quotidian and have produced collective gasps of the social conscience in both contexts.

THEME 3: Racial / Casteized Capitalism

Experiences of caste and race occur within accelerated form of rapacious and universalist capitalism. These are shaped fundamentally by particular forms of ‘racism’ in the US and ‘casteism’ in India, which require gendered relations and patriarchic forms of control. To help us move toward bringing together such experiences (intimate and public), we need to unpack the category of capitalism so that we are able to see how universalist objectives of accumulation and social reproduction are realized only through particular practices and processes operating through caste, race and gender.

We invite papers on any of the above three themes. The aim of the conference is to build a space for participants to have a generative conversation. It will therefore be oriented towards more sustained discussions rather than mere presentation of papers. We encourage advanced graduate students and junior faculty, especially from South Asia to participate.

Deadline for Submission

Abstracts of no more than 200 words must be submitted by March 15, 2018. To submit an abstract please email us at

Conference will begin on the evening of Friday May 4 and conclude on the afternoon of Sunday May 6. Further details on the program and keynote speakers are forthcoming but we are building upon the draft schedule below:

2018 Theme: Caste & Race–Reimagining Solidarities Conference Schedule 

Friday May 4, 2018  

4:00 – 6:00 P.M.         Check-in / Registration

6:00 – 6:15 P.M.         Opening Remarks (Conference Organizing Committee)

6:15 – 8:15 P.M.         Opening Plenary

  1. Gopal Guru, JNU, Delhi (confirmed)
  2. Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton, UK (confirmed)
  3. Race Studies scholar (to be confirmed)
  4. Chair / Moderator:

8:30 onwards              Reception

Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.        Check-in / Registration

9:00 – 9:15 A.M.        Opening Remarks (Conference Organizing Committee) [Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy confirmed]

9:15 – 10:40 A.M.      Plenary 2 (Experiencing Caste/Race: Psychosocial Domain of Oppression)

  1. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati (confirmed)
  2. Scholar to confirm
  3. Scholar to confirm
  4. Chair / Moderator:

10:40 – 11:00 A.M.    Tea / Coffee

11:00 – 12:30  P.M.    Concurrent Sessions 1

12:30 – 1:30 P.M.       Lunch – New Authors Panel

  1. Sujatha Gidla, NYC (confirmed)
  2. Chinnaiah Jangam, Canada (confirmed)
  3. Chris Tinson (Hampshire college)
  4. Toussaint Lossier (Du Bois Dept/UMass)

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.         Plenary 3 (Everyday Violence of Caste/Race: Lynching, Incarceration…)

  1. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Anthropology, Rutgers U (not confirmed**)
  2. Chandraiah Gopani, G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad U (confirmed)
  3. To be confirmed
  4. Chair/Moderator:

3:00 – 3:15 P.M.         Tea / Coffee

3:15 – 4:45 P.M.         Concurrent Sessions 2

5:00 – 6:15 P.M.         Plenary 4 (Youth and Anti-Caste & Anti-Racism Organizing)

  1. Jignesh Mewani, Dalit activist, Gujarat (confirmed)

6:30 – 7:30                  Conference Dinner hosted by the Boston Study Group

7:30- 8:30                    Cultural Program hosted by Boston Study Group

Sunday May 5, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 A.M.      Plenary 4 (Racialized / Casteized Capitalism)

  1. Anand Teltumbde, Goa University (confirmed)
  2. Racialized capitalism – speaker (to be confirmed)
  3. Chair / Moderator:

10:30 – 10:45 A.M.    Tea / Coffee

10:45 – 12:15 P.M.     Concurrent Sessions 3

12:30 – 2:30 P.M.       Working Lunch on Activism and Caste Politics in the Diaspora (workshop led by Meena Dhanda, UK)

2:30 – 2:45 P.M.         Closing Remarks (Conference Organizing Committee)

For more information contact Amilcar Shabazz, Du Bois Chair & Professor of Afro-American Studies.

Panther image courtesy