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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
REGISTRATION CSU Ballroom 10:45AM-2:00PM
[PDF] Diversity Career and Internship Fair (2 MiB) CSU Ballroom 11:00AM-2:00PM
REGISTRATION CSU Ostrander Auditorium 3:00PM-5:00PM

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

[PDF] Experiments in Creative Writing for the Page and Stage with Free Black Dirt  (320 KiB)

Junauda Petrus & Erin Sharkey, Free Black Dirt


CSU Ostrander Auditorium 3:30PM-5:00PM

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 5:30PM-7:30PM

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

 REGISTRATION

CSU Ballroom Bunker 8:00AM-2:00PM

 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

CSU Ballroom 8:00AM-9:00AM

 WELCOME & OPENING CEREMONY

CSU Ballroom 9:15AM-9:45AM
FEATURED SPEAKER
Mawuli Davis
CSU Ballroom 9:45AM-10:45AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS I*

Mothering While Boi: Parenting from Masculine of Center
Ngowo Nasah, boimamaking.com


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


Examining the Intersections of Poverty, Trans-generational Trauma, and Economic Development
Abdul-Hafeez Nakumbe,  Alumnus, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Latisha Townsend, Undergraduate Student, Minnesota State University, Mankato

CSU 253, CSU 203, CSU 245 11:00AM-11:50AM
LUNCH CSU Ballroom 12:00PM-12:30PM

FEATURED SPEAKER
Charlene Carruthers

CSU Ballroom 12:30PM-1:30PM

FEATURED PANEL I

Mankato Black Community?
Ayan Musse (Somali woman)
Erin Roberts (Bi-racial woman)
Dr. Michael Fagin (Black elder)
Bukata Hayes (Black man); and others

 

CSU 253/4/5 2:00PM-2:50PM

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



Race-Related Stress and African American Mental Health: A call to action by Clinicians and University Personnel
Stacey Jackson, The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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 253, CSU 203, CSU 245 3:00PM-3:50PM
FEATURED SPEAKER
Damon Davis
CSU Ballroom 4:00PM-5:00PM

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

CSU 204 6:30PM-8:45PM

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

CSU Lower Level 8:30PM-11:30PM

 

Friday, February 9, 2018
REGISTRATION CSU Ballroom Foyer 9:00AM-12:00PM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
CSU Ballroom 9:00AM-10:00AM

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Paris Hatcher and M. Adams

CSU Ballroom 10:00AM-11:00PM

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 253, CSU 203, CSU 245 11:15AM-12:15PM

LUNCH & FEATURED PANEL II

CSU Ballroom 12:30PM-1:45PM

 CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV*

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

CSU 255,CSU 238, CSU 245 2:00PM-2:50PM
 BREAK   3:00PM-5:00PM

DINNER:

FEATURED SPEAKER
Dr. Zenzele Isoke

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.


PAN AFRICAN ROYALTY COMPETITION

CSU Ballroom 5:00PM-8:00PM

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT:
Black Diamond
Official Black Student Union After-party

CSU Ballroom 9:00PM

  *Concurrent sessions are subject to change at any time.