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April 2014

Science, Ethnicity & Identity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes

April 24 - 25

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African Studies Workshop 2014 Conference

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study,
10 Garden Street Cambridge, 02138
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Chiefship and the Customary in Contemporary Africa

The scholarly objectives of the conference are to interrogate – to document, analyze, and theorize — changes in the politics, economics, and cultural practices surrounding the institution of chiefship, and of the so-called “customary,” under present-day conditions in Africa.… Read more »

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Malaria Matters – Miles for Malaria

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
DCR Artesani Herter Park,
1255 Soldiers Field Road Boston,
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On World Malaria Day (April 25), Harvard Malaria Competition winner and HSPH MPH candidate Ukachi Emeruwa invites you to join her for Miles Against Malaria, a 5K community-wide walk/jog/run that will harness the unity and reach of the Harvard community for the purposes of demonstrating to the world that at Harvard malaria matters.… Read more »

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Mob Malaria

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Science Center Plaza,
Harvard Yard Cambridge, 02138
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Mob Malaria is a global, student-run project to raise awareness of malaria and its eradication efforts through fun. On World Malaria Day (April 25), students and community members in Cambridge (MA), Changsha (China), and Harare (Zimbabwe) will all take part in the same audio-guided flash mob.… Read more »

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An Evening of Remembrance at Harvard University

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Center, Lecture Hall B,
1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The Holocaust
100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide
20th anniversary of The Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
 a film presentation and panel discussion
Film Presentation
The Sharps’ War 
This is the classroom version of Ken Burns’ new film about two Americans who plunged into Europe in 1939 and 1940 to assisting people fleeing the Nazis. Ken will join us that evening for 10-15 minutes after the film via Skype
Panel Discussion
The Holocaust
Speakers: Dr.… Read more »

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African Studies Workshop featuring Stephen Clingman

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lower Library, Robinson Hall ,
35 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Stephen Clingman is a professor of English and Director of the Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts. He will be presenting “’Pathologies of the Boundary: South African Fiction.”  Kerry Chance, Faculty Fellow in Harvard’s Department of Anthropology, will be the discussant.… Read more »

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The Supreme Price

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brattle Theatre,
40 Brattle St Cambridge, MA, 02138

Cambridge-based filmmaker Joanna Lipper is a Lecturer at Harvard University.  She teaches “Using Film for Social Change” which is part of the Social Engagement Initiative in the Department of African and African American Studies. 
IFF Boston Premiere Screening presented in association with the Hutchins Center for African American Research
Followed by a discussion with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Joanna Lipper and Ambassador Walter Carrington.… Read more »

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May 2014

Dayspring: A Concert of Courage from Around the World

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Milton,
495 Canton Avenue Milton , MA 02186 United States

The Friends of the Rwanda Youth Healing Center (RYHC) announces its first annual benefit concert in commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide, which began on April 6, 1994.  Entitled Dayspring, the concert honors voices silenced by genocide and survivors who strive to build a better future.  The concert features performances from Rwandan, Cambodian, Jewish, Native American and African American traditions.  The concert will also be held during the National Days of Remembrance to commemorate the Holocaust.… Read more »

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Africa Sendoff Mixer 2014

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center,
12 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA , 02138 United States

Traveling to Africa this summer?  Come enjoy African food with students and faculty traveling to the continent this summer. There will be music and raffles at this great event!… Read more »

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Global Literature Online Book Group featuring “Cutting the Stone”

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Forum

Join the Committee on African Studies for its module of this year’s Global Literature Online Book Group featuring Cutting the Stone.  Written in 2009, Cutting the Stone is a novel by Ethiopian-born medical doctor and author Abraham Verghese.… Read more »

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