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Film Evening & Discussion | November 25 | 2015 | 6-10 pm
Familienplanungszentrum BALANCE | Mauritius-Kirch-Str. 3 | 10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg SPECIAL EDITIONS
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Film Evening & Discussion | Filmabend & Diskussion
November 25, 2015
Admission is free of charge. | Der Eintritt ist frei.
For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin— His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he viewed the world but also his mastery as a painter. In Suffering and Sunset, Celeste-Marie Bernier painstakingly traces Pippin’s life story of art as a life story of war.
Hat tip: Angela Shaw
AUP is proud to announce its upcoming conference “A Language to Dwell In”: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions from 26-28 May 2016.
The conference will represent a broad international and interdisciplinary explorations of Baldwin’s life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris he inhabited, both what it was and what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind, and on his experiences in Europe, Africa, and Turkey. Stressing the importance of James Baldwin, the conference hopes to be an international point of intersection for all those interested in Baldwin’s writing from literary and cultural critics, to political activists, poets, musicians, publishers and historians. We seek the widest range of academic and public intellectual discussion around Baldwin’s work which has influenced so many and so much.
Opening Round Table Discussants:
- D. Quentin Miller, Suffolk University, Boston
- Doug Field, Manchester University
- Claudine Reynaud, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier
- Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary University, London
- Cora Kaplan, Queen Mary University, London
- Isabelle Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
- Bill Mullen, Purdue University
- Robert Reid-Pharr, CUNY Graduate Center
- James Campbell, Baldwin Biographer
Call for Papers
The American University of Paris announces a call for papers for the International James Baldwin Conference to be held 26-28 May 2016 at the American University of Paris. Other Paris venues crucial to Baldwin’s experience of the city will be used as additional settings, thus taking conference participants into “Baldwin’s Paris.”
The Conference encourages broad international and interdisciplinary exploration of Baldwin’s life and writing, with emphasis on the Paris he inhabited (intermittently from 1948 onwards), both for what it was and for what it is today as a result of the marks he left behind. An emphasis on his versatility in terms of style, genre and socio-political concerns is also of primary concern. Stressing the importance of Baldwin’s life, work and literary relations, the conference will be an intersection for all those interested in Baldwin’s work: from literary and cultural critics, to scholars of gender and queer theory, to political activists, poets, filmmakers, historians and musicians as well. We seek a wide range of academic and public discussions which can engage with Baldwin’s work.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Baldwin and Expatriate Paris: Friends and Enemies
- Baldwin as a Global Explorer: The Fire Yet Again?
- Global Influence: Baldwin’s Work in Non-U.S. Settings
- Baldwin in a Post-Racial Imaginary
- Baldwin and Genre
- Baldwin and Literary Journalism
- Baldwin and the Civil Rights Movement
- Teaching Baldwin Today
- Baldwin and the Other Arts
Proposal for papers should include:
- A brief (250-300 word) abstract
- A one to two page vita.
Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2015.
For those who don’t know me, I’m the founder and organizer of the Oxford Pan-African Forum (OXPAF). I’ve been active in the movement for Black Lives in the UK and an active participant in the Race and Resistance seminar for the past 2 years. I am also a founding member of Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford, and it is in this latter capacity that I’m appealing to you now. On this Friday, 6th November at 12pm, we will demonstrate outside Oriel College, Oxford and present a petition demanding the statue of Cecil Rhodes – a brutal, racist colonial oppressor – be taken down.
Our appeal will be strengthened to the extent that we have more signatures on the petition we deliver, so I humbly request that you take a moment and add your signature:
Thanks for all your hard work for the cause of race (consciousness) and resistance!
Rhodes Must Fall Needs Your Support!
Time for action!
Oriel College, Oxford University: Remove the Racist Cecil Rhodes Statue!
Sign the petition, share the link!
6th November 2015, we will demonstrate outside Oriel College, Oxford to demand the glorifying statue of Cecil Rhodes – a brutal, racist colonial oppressor – be taken down.We will assemble in Oriel Square at 12pm. We want to make sure that those at Oriel College can’t ignore us, so make sure you arrive prepared to BRING THE NOISE: come armed with whistles, drums, pots, pans, wooden spoons and your loudest chanting voice. We will give the Oriel College Provost until to come out and publicly accept our petition (which can be found and signed here: http://chn.ge/1WkcooW).
The veneration of a racist murderer on our campus violates the university’s own commitment to “fostering an inclusive culture” for its black and minority ethnic students. It is also an overbearing, visual reminder of the colonial apologism rife in one of the world’s most esteemed educational institutions. So long as these statues are allowed to stand, we as a society can never begin the process of recognising the violence of our past.Cecil Rhodes: your time has come. You must fall. You will fall.
Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, became the first woman in history to win three straight World all-around titles tonight at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Great Britain. 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, was the silver-medalist, giving the USA the first one-two finish since 2013.
Here is the full ranking list.
Simone went on to win Gold on the Beam too.
Never Allow Perceived Limitations to Limit Your Potential for Greatness N’ Success. Believe in Yourself and Go For it!
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, 48-year-old MS survivor and entrepreneur Lucie B won the 2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger World Jump Rope Championship in Madrid, Spain. Representing both the USA and Sweden in the Speed and Power events, which consisted of 30-Second Single Rope Speed Sprints, One-Minute Double Unders and One-Minute Am Front Crosses, she was awarded 1 Silver and 4 Gold Medals.
“I remember looking at my competitors and saying to myself, ‘Why are you here? This is crazy!” says Lucie. “I thought, ‘you are three times older, five times slower, ten times heavier and have MS! What if your legs buckle? What if you fall? Just pull out of the competition now.” Lucie B was diagnosed with MS in 2007 and told she would probably be living the rest of her life from a wheelchair within a year of the diagnosis. However, after eight years, Lucie B is still going strong. “I’m still standing, still jumping, still competing and winning,” she says. “I put into action ‘mind-over-body’ to beat MS at its war with my well-being. Winning in Madrid is proof to all that the impossible is possible!”
In 2004, Lucie walked away from a career in medicine to become a professional jump roper and entrepreneur. “I wanted to create something new, fresh, and exciting that could positively affect the lives of children,” says Lucie. “Hence the creation of the Lucie B Jump ‘N’ Fun Jump Rope Gym for Kids. It is a place where kids are happy and encouraged to be creative and inventive while exercising and learning new jump rope skills; where kids’ self-confidence can blossom and where children are Number One!” Lucie pays special attention to girls in the program, because many have negative body images and would look to her for inspiration and motivation.
“I wanted to be a role model,” she says. “An example of strength, power, and fearlessness. My greatest mission is to help girls love themselves and their bodies. The media, unfortunately, portrays thin as ‘In’ and anything else as ‘Out.’ I wanted to be an example to my students that fitness and strength comes in many different shapes and sizes. I helped many girls embrace themselves as they were. Every girl went home with Lucie B Homework which was to look in the mirror and say, ‘I am beautiful, I am strong and I can do anything.’”
In 2013, the Lucie B Jump ‘N’ Fun Gym was part of the after-school programs in Swedish schools such as FuturaSkolan, Carlssons Skola and Campis Manilla. In November 2014, Jump Rope made front page news in Ostermalmsnytt and was featured on Lilla Sportspegeln | SVT. “Team Sweedee Pies is the name of my jump rope team in Stockholm,” says Lucie “and the goal is to transform these dynamite Swedes into jump rope champions like my team in New York City: The Rock-It-Ropers.”
Lucie B says that the ultimate goal is to have Lucie B Jump Rope programs in all public and private schools in New York, Stockholm, and the Caribbean Islands. “I am currently working on a new program to empower girls to be Fit, Fierce, Fabulous and Phenomenal,” states Lucie. “Winning the Championship in Madrid is a testament that being Fit, Fierce, Fabulous and Phenomenal can lead to great success!”
Blackness in Britain Conference
The Black Special Relationship’: African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain’
30-31st October Birmingham City University
The Blackness in Britain conference series is concerned with the past and future histories and narratives of Black populations in the UK and the wider African diaspora. In our second interdisciplinary conference we invite scholars, intellectuals and activists to examine how Black British intellectual life has been influenced by African American scholarship. Despite the absence of Black Studies programmes in British Universities, Black communities in the UK have a long history of community activism that has been deeply engaged with the scholarship of Black America. From as early as the Pan-African Congress 1945 to current day community and online activism, Black individuals and communities in Britain have created dynamic intellectual spaces outside of the academy to engage in debates and to organise political activity around the ideas of Black Feminism, Black Nationalism, Black theology, Black Psychology, Afrocentricity, Pan- Africanism and Garveyism in order to resist and strategize against, imperialism, colonialism and racialised forms of oppression.
The conference invites a broad range of papers on Black experienecs in Britain, with no limit on topics of the presentations.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
|Conceptualising Black Studies in Britain
Black feminist activism and scholarship
Pan-Africanism in Britain
The legacy of ‘New Ethnicities’
Neoliberalism, colonialism, imperialism
Faith, theology, religion and blackness
Black space, black geographies
Blackness and education studies
Blackness and health studies
Blackness, socialism and social class
Black activism online
African centred thought
Programme At a Glance
|Thursday 29th October|
|19.00 – 22.00||Black Doctoral Network Event
Agents of Change
|Friday 30th October|
|9 – 10||Registration|
|10 – 11||Welcome
Professor Gus John
|11.10 – 12.40||Parrallel Sessions|
|12.40 – 13.50||Lunch|
|13.30 – 15.00||Parrallel Sessions|
|15.10 – 16.40||Parrallel Sessions|
|16.40 – 17.10||Tea and Coffee|
|17.10 – 18.00||Keynote
Dr Barnor Hesse
|Saturday 31st October|
|10 – 10.30||Registration|
|10.30 – 11.20||Welcome
Professor Denise Ferriera De Silva
|11.30 – 13.00||Parrallel Sessions|
|13.00 – 13.50||Lunch|
|13.50 – 15.20||Parrallel Sessions|
|15.30 – 17.00||Parrallel Sessions|
|17.00 – 17.30||Tea and Coffee|
|17.30 – 18.30||Keynote
Professor Patricia Hill Collins