In response to the summer of 2020, the Department of Africana Studies, in collaboration with Auburn Avenue Research Library, launched a public "Freedom School" lecture series that aims to blur the distinction between campus and community.
A schedule of events is located below, and you can download the flyer here in PDF format.
• February 16 - Dr. Vincent Willis, (Dept. of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, UA) - Fighting for the Collective Good: Black Youth, Educational Equality and Inclusive Democracy. Dr. Maurice Hobson (Moderator).
7:15 p.m.- ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p988esm
• February 17 - Dr. Desmond Goss, (Dept. of Africana Studies, GSU) - Deconstructing the Big Black Beast. Dr. Jonathan Gayles (Moderator).
7 p.m.- ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/8yu33kf
• February 23 - Dogwood City (GA) Chapter of The Links, Inc., Forty Years and Counting: the Impact of Dogwood City (GA) Chapter of The Links, Inc. on the Atlanta Community. Dr. Laura Sams Haynes (Moderator)
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yrmwpmwk
• March 2 - Dr. Lisa R. Shannon (Dept. of Africana Studies, GSU) - - Creating Community: A History of the East Washington Community in East Point, Georgia. Angela Shannon (Moderator)
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2evpbwmf
• March 9 – Dr. Jonathan I. Kidd- Afrofuturism, Black Imagining, and Historical Records in Television: A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan I. Kidd Dr. Lia T. Bascomb (Moderator)
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/mvmnnz23
• March 23- Dr. Sarita Davis (Dept. of Africana Studies, GSU) -Decolonizing the Black Female Body: Getting to Self-Determination. Dr. Akinyele Umoja (Moderator).
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p8hjhm3
• March 30- Drs. Nickolaus Ortiz (Dept. of Middle and Secondary Ed, GSU) and Dalitso Ruwe. (Dept. of Philosophy and Black Studies QU)- Black English and Mathematics Education: A Critical Look at Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy – Dr. Jonathan Gayles (Moderator).
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/3vccpa4d
• April 6- Dr. Najja K. Baptist (Dept of Political Science, Univ of Arkansas, Fayetteville)- Lift Every Voice and Sing: Black Music in the American Republic – Dr. Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey (Moderator).
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK: https://tinyurl.com/uvxb424m
• April 13- Dr. Natasha Johnson (Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, GSU)- The Truth About Critical Theory and Why it Matters – Dr. Makungu Akinyela (Moderator)
7:15 p.m. - ZOOM LINK - https://tinyurl.com/27mzwudk