Webinar | Black LGBTQ Rights and Activism in Brazil

Join the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and our UWM partners at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Black Student Cultural Center on Thursday, February 4th at 2 pm CT for a webinar presentation with Marco Antonio Fera, actor, Youtuber, and Black LGBTQ activist. The event titled, “Black LGBTQ Rights and Activism in Brazil,” will be the first spring 2021 presentation in our on-going series, “Black History and Black Activism in Brazil and the United States.” Click here to register.Continue Reading »

Extended Application Deadline: Student Job Opportunity at AADS

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies is hiring a student Social Media Community Specialist (undergraduate or graduate) for the Spring ’21 semester to work with AADS staff to support outreach efforts and assist with all things print, web, graphics, marketing, and social media involvement. To apply, email resume and cover letter with references to Rachel Hegland at rhegland@uwm.edu. Apply by January 11, 2021!Continue Reading »

Webinar | “Combating Systemic Racism and Sexism through Black Activism in São Paulo” with Guest Speaker, Douglas Belchior

Join us for the fourth session in our on-going webinar series, “Black History and Black Activism in Brazil & the United States,’ where Douglas Belchior will give a talk on combating systemic racism and sexism through Black activism in São Paulo, Brazil. Belchior is a Brazilian educator, activist, and founder of the UNEafro-Brasil Movement, an NGO that works to empower Black youth in Brazil. The event will be hosted via Zoom and free registration is required. Click here to register.Continue Reading »

Webinar | “Black Activism in Milwaukee” with Dr. Monique Liston

Join us for the third session in our on-going webinar series, “Black History and Black Activism in Brazil and the United States,’ where Dr. Monique Listion will give a talk on Black Activism in Milwaukee. Dr. Liston is an experienced evaluator and program designed. She founded UBUNTU Research and Evaluation as a professional learning community that prioritizes Black women and their leadership in building beloved communities. Click here to registerContinue Reading »

Virtual Student Internships | 2-Part Webinar Series

The Department of African & African Diaspora Studies and our campus partners want to support students in understanding the great opportunities that exist for remote work experiences and tips for success. Join us for one or both free webinars on virtual internships where students will learn about the advantages of virtual internships and ask key questions as they review their opportunities for internship placements. Parts one and two of this series will take place on November 13th and 20th @ noon, respectively, and will be hosted via Zoom. *Free registration required.Continue Reading »

AADS Ph.D. Graduate, Dr. Charmane M. Perry, publishes two articles in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies

Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Charmane M. Perry, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently published two articles: an article in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Bahamian Studies: “‘You can’t speak Creole in here. English only’: Experiences of Stigma and Acts of Resistance among Adults of Haitian Descent in the Bahamas” and another in the journal Ethnicities: “‘Kouri, kouri! Bis la ap vini!’: Reflections on the stigma of being Haitian at primary and secondary school in the Bahamas.”… Continue Reading »