July 9-14: The 2017 Columbia University's IRAAS Summer Institute, themed "Black Activist NY" is accepting applications. Early bird discount available.

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
July 9, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, American History / Studies, Colonial America

Please join us for  Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) 2017 Summer Institute, themed “Black Activist New York!" 

 
Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI), convening for one week between Sunday, July 9  and Friday, July 14, 2017.  A 10%  fee reduction will be applied to all accepted applicants who are paid in full by April 30, 2017. Partial fellowships are also available. Please visit www.columbiastsi.com to learn more and apply. 
 
Activists, high school and college/university instructors, graduate students, writers and journalists, curators, museum and archive professionals, and independent scholars and researchers are encouraged to apply.
 

We hope you will join us for   "Black Activist New York," which offers what few others are able to including: 
  • Learning from today’s leading activists, artists, organizers, and scholars who are playing key roles in African-American Studies and activist movements
  • Studying how New York has been and continues to be a center of Black feminist and queer political organization, African-American public health activism (HIV/AIDS and environmental justice organizations), and policing reform, among others
  • Receiving instruction in the latest research methods
  • Touring landmarks and sites of Black activism and,
  • Enjoying cultural excursions throughout New York City.
 
STSI seminars and presentations will explore various themes including:
  • Past, Present, and Future 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 
  • Environmental Justice and,
  • Health/Medical Rights.
The fee for the STSI is $1,800 and a limited number of partial fellowships are available. 

Please go to  www.columbiastsi.com for more information or contact us at  stsi@columbia.edu.

 

 

Best,

Zoraida Lopez

Special Projects Consultant and Student Engagement Coordinator Columbia University 
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
Contact Info: 
Special Projects Consultant and Student Engagement Coordinator Columbia University 
Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)
758 Schermerhorn Extension; MC 5512
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
 
 
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