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Pan-African Studies to embrace Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility at an upcoming open house

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University is hosting a series of events to celebrate Pan-African Studies beginning April 21, 2015 and ending April 24, 2015.  Kent State University Faculty, Staff, Students, future students and the public is invited to participate in the upcoming events at Oscar Ritchie Hall, located at 225 Terrace Drive on Kent State University Campus.  All events are free and open to the public.

“This series of events offers a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in Pan-African Studies to come and see what the Department has to offer, ask questions, and meet our faculty and staff” said Cinnamon Small, outreach coordinator for the Department of Pan-African Studies. Additionally, “it is a great way to explore our new major concentrations and students can make preparations for upcoming fall semester or prepare for summer courses”.

Events in this series include:     

Tuesday, April 21st 7pm-9pm room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Violence and the Pan-African World: Inspiring Change

Panel discussion on Physiological and Psychological Impact of Racial Violence on African Americans and Native Americans

Wednesday, April 22nd 12 pm-2 pm room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Department of Pan-African Studies Open House in collaboration with Center of Pan-African Culture student advisory council

Networking with Black Business and PAS Alumni

12-4 pm 1st Floor Oscar Ritchie Hall Foyer

Department of Pan-African Studies Resource Table

Thursday, April 23rd 12-4 pm 1st Floor Oscar Ritchie Hall Foyer

Department of Pan-African Studies Resource Table

6 p.m. Room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall Media Awareness Day

 The Furious Force of Rhymes- is a fascinating film by Joshua Litle look at Hip-hop as trans-national protest music.  Over the course of the eighty-four-minute voyage, the viewer encounters characters as diverse as Israeli Jews, marginalized French Arabs, East German skinhead punks and West African feminists, all of whom share a common musical language.  Originating from the ghettos of New York, Rap has found adherents in every country in the world.  Recognizing themselves in the oppression of U.S. Blacks, people everywhere have adapted the American street music to their own causes.  From the Bronx to Africa, this is their story.

8 p.m. Room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Q & A/Talkback will include a panel of Kent State University Faculty and Students

Friday, April 24th

6p.m. Room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall Media Awareness Day

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women- this powerful, most recent edition of Jean Kilbourne’s influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series uncovers a consistent pattern of sexism and misogyny across a range of print and television advertisements.

8 p.m. Room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Q & A/Talkback will include a panel of Kent State University Faculty and Students

For more information contact:

Kabir Syed or Cinnamon Small

 phone: 330.672.2300

 email: dpas@kent.edu

web: www.kent.edu/pas

 

POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:30pm
WRITTEN BY:
Cinnamon Small