"Africa in the Diaspora" Lecture Series

2-3--06

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- “Africa in the Diaspora,” a new series of lectures at Mercer County Community College, will begin February 8 and continue through April.

The series is the brainchild of Professor Noreen Duncan of Trenton, who has been a faculty member at Mercer for 27 years. “The whole notion of African intellectual history is not discussed as much as it should be in western education,” Duncan said. “At Mercer we have some very fine faculty members in our Liberal Arts and Arts and Communication Division. This series will enable them to share their expertise with the entire community.” Duncan and faculty member Lissette Morales will serve as moderators.

All of the lectures, which are free and open to the public, take place on Wednesdays at 12 noon at either of the college’s campuses. Two lectures will be held at the James Kerney Campus at North Broad and Academy Street in downtown Trenton, and seven take place at the West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. All will be teleconferenced to both campuses.

Lecture Schedule: All lectures take place at 12 noon

Feb. 8: Dr. Diane Campbell, Dean for Enrollment and Student Services
“The First Moments of Freedom: Education and Social Planning in the Aftermath of Slavery”
The James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall.

Feb. 22: Alvyn Haywood, Assistant Professor of Communication
“Willie Lynch, Animal the Movie, and Post-Traumatic Slave Disorder”
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159.

March 9: Dr. Marta Bermudez, Associate Professor of Spanish
“Africa in the Americas”
The James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall.

March 29: Dr. Renee Walker, Coordinator of Project Inside
“Women’s History Month”
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159

April 5: James Kelly, Assistant Professor of Music
"Syncretism and Cultural Memory in African American Music"
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159

April 12: John Makonie, Assistant Professor of English
“Africans Reclaim Their History”
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159

April 19: Dr. Bethuel Hunter, Assistant Professor of English
“Discursive Antiphony in Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon’”
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159

April 26: Sharmila Sen, Associate Professor of English
“Post Colonial Tropes – the Diaspora”
West Windsor Campus, Communications Building, Room 159

For further information contact faculty member Lissette Morales at 609-586-4800 ext. 3892 or Professor Noreen Duncan at ext. 3570.

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