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AAS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn, Iowa City, IA

African American Studies at the University of Iowa is celebrating 50 years on the UI campus. We had to postpone the event last fall because of COVID. Please plan to share this important occasion with us this fall. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the AAS Darwin Turner Endowment. A portion of the luncheon will be a tax-deductible donation and/or you can make a specific (additional) donation toward the goal.

Celebration Schedule – Thursday, October 28th

9:30- 11am                  UI AAS History Panel 

11-12:30pm                UI AAS Alumni & Current Student Panel

12:40-2:20pm             AAS Darwin Turner Endowment Fundraising Luncheon

2:30- 4pm                   UI AAS Faculty Research Panel

Ida Beam Keynote Speakers

Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, President National Council of Black Studies (NCBS)

University of Massachusetts – Amherst   Wednesday, October 27th 7pm (Shambaugh)

Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, Author Africana Womanism (Ph.D. UI 1988)

            University of Missouri – Columbia   Friday October 29th  7pm (Shambaugh)

Purchase your AAS Darwin Turner Fundraising luncheon tickets today $50

($20 lunch/$30 donation) More details to come!

Reserve your room today at the Hilton Garden Inn ($119)

Slide Show: What can you do with a degree in African American Studies?

If you have a degree in African American Studies, we want you to be part of our AAS slide show for the celebration. Send a photo and bio that includes degree received and year graduated, along with your occupation and other achievements. Deadline September 30, 2021.

Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, (Ph.D. UI 1988)

Author: Africana Paradigms, Practices and Literary Texts: Evoking Social Justice (2021), and Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves (2019)

Professor, Department of English, University of Missouri – Columbia