A Symposium with the African Studies Program
Africa: Art, Memory, Culture
Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DeNaples Center, Room 405
A symposium discussing the study of the history, arts, economics and philosophy of Africa, African-Americans and the Caribbean. Our guest speakers include: Clement Price, Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Ethnicity and Culture, Rutgers-Newark, Lowery Stokes Sims, International Curator MAD, Global Africa Curator, Patrick Goodin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Howard University, and Dr. Mwangi Wa Githinji, economics department, University of Massachusetts Amherst.Lunch is included and will follow the second lecture. A wine and cheese reception will end the symposium.
9-9:45 a.m.: Registration
9:45-10 a.m.: Introductory remarks
10-11:15 a.m.: Clement Price, Rutgers University: “Learning Africa: What We Need to Know”
11:30-12:45 p.m.: Patrick Goodin: “Afro Carribean Philosophy: An outline”
12:45 -2 p.m.: Lunch
2:00-3:15 p.m.: Mwangi wa githinji: “Is there such a Thing as a Culture of Development?”
3:15-4:00 p.m.: Annie Hounsokou: “Art: Memory, Culture: The Case of Christian African Art”
4:00-4:15 p.m.: Concluding remarks
4:15-5:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception
5:30 p.m.: Nego Gato Performing Troupe, DeNaples Ballroom
Cost is $40 per person. Admission is free of charge for The University of Scranton Faculty, Staff and Students as well as Marywood University Students.
Please RSVP here