W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series
Posted by on March 30, 2009
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emancipation of Black Humanity
A Lecture Series
ALL LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN GLADFELTER HALL ROOM 21
GLADFELTER HALL IS LOCATED, ON TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S CAMPUS
BERKS STREET BETWEEN 11TH AND 12TH
Lecturer: Dr. Anthony Monteiro
THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, AND BLACK MEN AT PENN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, INC. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY AND PRACTICE
These lectures are devoted to the thought of W.E. B Du Bois and its relevance to the 21st century. It is increasingly recognized that W.E.B Du Bois was one of the seminal thinkers of the 20th century. An evaluation of the relevance of his thought to the problems and crises of the 21st century has not yet occurred. This series will hopefully begin that discussion. A critical part of the lectures will be the question: Does the era of Obama mean that we have transcended Du Bois’ thinking and Du Boisian social science? Has the problem of race as it is being restated in the era of Obama mean that the Du Boisan notions of race, the racialized state, capitalism and socialism are no longer significant? These lectures are designed to challenge the academy and the wider community to reengage the thinking of W.E.B Du Bois, to reconsider the relationships of politics and power to knowledge and the moral imperative of thinkers to act to change the world for the better.
THURSDAY MARCH 26, 6:30 PM
W.E.B DU BOIS AND THE PROBLEMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: THE OBAMA ERA AND THE PROBLEMS OF THE COLOR LINE
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 6:30 PM
TONI MORRISON, FRANTZ FANON AND W.E.B DU BOIS: TOWARDS A UNIFIED THEORY OF BLACK IDENTITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE ERA OF CRISES
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 6:30 PM
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS, WAR AND RESOURCE COLONIALISM, A DU BOISIAN PERSPECTIVE
THURSDAY APRIL 16, 6:30PM
WORLD CRISES AND THE POSSIBILITIES FOR THE RISE OF AFRICA AND ASIA: DU BOIS AND AXIAL AGE THEORY
THE LECTURES ARE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE DR HARRISON RIDLEY JR.
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