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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Conference Schedule

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/panafricanconference/conference_schedule.html

 

February 7 – February 9, 2018


Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

10:45AM- 2:00PM 

 REGISTRATION

 CSU Ballroom

11:00AM- 2:00PM 

 [PDF] Diversity Career and Internship Fair (2 MiB)

 CSU Ballroom

3:00PM-5:00PM 

 REGISTRATION

 CSU Ostrander Auditorium

3:30PM-5:00PM 

 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

[PDF]  Experiments in Creative Writing for the Page and Stage  with Free Black Dirt  (319 KiB)

 Junauda Petrus & Erin Sharkey, Free Black Dirt


 CSU Ostrander Auditorium

5:30PM-7:30PM 

 OPENING PERFORMANCE:

 Stage Reading: There Are Other Worlds
 A stage reading written and directed by Junauda Petrus 
 [PDF] Click here for more information (5 MiB)

 CSU Ostrander Auditorium

 

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

8:00AM- 2:00PM 

 REGISTRATION

 CSU Ballroom

8:00AM-9:00AM 

 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

9:15AM-9:40AM 

 WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

 CSU Ballroom

9:45AM-10:45AM 

 FEATURED SPEAKER
 
Mawuli Davis

 CSU Ballroom

11:00AM-11:50AM 


 

 CONCURRENT SESSIONS I*

 

 Mothering While Boi: Parenting from Masculine of Center

 Ngowo Nasah, boimamaking.com

 CSU 253

 WRITE on RACE to be RIGHT on RACE: Deepening our  understanding of RACE and fostering genuine racial  dialogue for a more racially just community

 Stacy Wells,

 Reggie Edwards,

 Bukata Hayes, Greater Mankato Diversity Council

 CSU 255

 Examining the Intersections of Poverty, Trans-generational  Trauma, and Economic Development

 Abdul-Hafeez Nakumbe, Alumnus, Minnesota State University,  Mankato

 CSU 245

12:00PM-1:45PM 

 FEATURED SPEAKER & LUNCH
 Charlene Carruthers

 CSU Ballroom

2:00PM-2:50PM 

 FEATURED PANEL I

Mankato Black Community?
Members of Mankato’s black community, from across the diaspora, will discuss dynamics shaping our black communities, understanding what helps and hinders our ability to grow as a collective, and how to forge a more united community going forward.

 Bukata Hayes, Ayan Musse, Erin Roberts, Dr. Michael Fagin, and others
 

 

 CSU Ostrander Auditorium

3:00PM-3:50PM 


 

 CONCURRENT SESSIONS II*

 

 The Politics of Black Women's Bodies: Beauty, Anti-Black  Racism, and the Criminal Justice System
 Anne Van, Graduate Student, Ethnic Studies and Gender &  Women’s Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato
 Dr. Ana Perez, Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies,  Minnesota State University, Mankato
 Salome Kushindana, Graduate Student, Gender & Women’s  Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 CSU 255


Race-Related Stress and African American Mental Health: A Call to Action by Clinicians and University Personnel
Stacey Jackson, PhD, Assistant professor, Psychology, The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire

 CSU 253

 Race, Identity, and Trauma: Influences on the Health and  Wellness of People of Color
 Maggie McDonald, Graduate Student, Communication Studies,  Minnesota State University, Mankato
 Balencia Crosby, Graduate Student, Communication Studies,  Minnesota State University, Mankato

 CSU 245

4:00PM-5:00PM 

 FEATURED SPEAKER
 Damon Davis

 CSU Ballroom

5:00PM-6:30PM

 DINNER
 (on your own)

 

6:30PM-8:45PM 

 FILM SCREENING: Whose Streets?
 directed and produced by Damon Davis

 CSU 255

8:30PM-11:30PM 

 EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:
 Game Night @ BullPen
 (Bowling, Billiards, and Karaoke)

 CSU Lower Level

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

9:00AM-12:00PM 

 REGISTRATION

 CSU Ballroom

9:00AM-10:00AM 

 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

10:00AM-11:00PM 

 FEATURED SPEAKERS
 Paris Hatcher and M. Adams

 CSU Ballroom

11:15AM-12:15PM 

 CONCURRENT SESSIONS III*

 Health Stigma in Black Males: Facts, Feelings and Fiction?
 Jeffrey Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,  Minnesota State University, Mankato


 Cultural Hegemony and African American Patriotism: An  Analysis of the Famous Song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing”
 Dr. Timothy Askew, Associate Professor, Department of English,  Clark Atlanta University

 

 

 CSU 255

 

 

 CSU 253

 

 

12:30PM-1:45PM 

 LUNCH & FEATURED PANEL II

 CSU Ballroom

2:00PM-2:50PM 

 CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV*

Remember, Revitalize, Resist! Ecological Strategies for Black Feminist Future Dr.Zenzele Isoke, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota 

 Tainted Blood: The Politics and History of HIV in Black America
 Calvin Hillary Hylton, African American AIDS Taskforce

 African Diaspora: Travel Bans, Triangular Slave Trade,  Refugees, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: The  Danger of a Single Story
 Jesse Mongrue, University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Kujichagulia As A Pathway to Self Determination
Corey Stewart, Ujamaa Place

 

 CSU 201

 

 CSU 253

 

 CSU 255

 

 

 

 CSU 245

3:00PM-5:00PM 

 BREAK

 

5:00PM-8:00PM 

 DINNER:
 
 FEATURED SPEAKER
 Dr. Bernadeia Johnson

 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

 PAN AFRICAN ROYALTY COMPETITION

 CSU Ballroom

9:00PM 

 EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:
 [PDF] Black Diamond (342 KiB)
 Official Black Student Union After-party

 CSU Ballroom

  *Concurrent sessions are subject to change at any time.