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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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. 

To learn more about the STSI experience please see the above video. Please go to  www.columbiastsi.com for more information or contact us at  stsi@columbia.edu.