Columbia University IRAAS 2017 Summer Institute: "Black Activist New York:"

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Summer Program
July 10, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Local History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Columbia University

2017 IRAAS Summer Institute: “Black Activist New York" 
The Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI). Convening for one week between Monday July 10  and Friday July 14, 2017. The 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI) is “Black Activist New York."
July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Harlem’s historic “Silent Parade,” when over 10,000 Black New Yorkers marched in protest of anti-black lynching and other forms of violence. In commemoration of that event and the larger movement it represented, and in recognition of the historical trajectory from it to the current moment and movement for Black Lives, the theme for the 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI) is “Black Activist New York." We encourage H-Net members to apply! 
This Summer Institute offers what few others are able: 
  • The opportunity to study how New York has been and continues to be a center of people of color feminist and queer political organization, African-American public health activism (HIV/AIDS and environmental justice organizations), and policing reform, among others
  • Attend seminars facilitated by today’s leading scholars in African-American Studies and Activism
  • Visit and tour historical landmarks and institutions around the city
  • Receive instruction in the latest research methods and,
  • Enjoy afternoon and evening cultural excursions throughout New York City.
This year’s lecturers and presenters will include Samuel K. Roberts (STSI Director),Zaheer Ali, Afua Atta-Mensah, Dante Barry, Ansley Erickson, Crystal Feimster, Steven Fullwood, Rujeko Hockley, and Minkah Mikalani. STSI seminars and presentations will explore various themes including:
  • Pasts, Present, and Futures of Black Activism
  • Educating Harlem: Activism for Equality in the Mid-20th Century
  • Black LGBTQ Activism and Memory in New York City, 1969-1996
  • Using Oral Histories to (Re)Claim Spaces and,
  • Health/Medical Rights.
This Summer Institute offers what few others are able: the opportunity to study Black Activism  through the lens of New York, and in New York. 

The fee for the STSI is $1,800 and a limited number of partial fellowships are available. 

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Zoraida Lopez

Special Projects Consultant and Grants Coordinator Columbia University 
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
758 Schermerhorn Extension; MC 5512
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New York, NY 10027
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