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April 2014

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

April 24 - 25

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African Languages in the Discipline Conference

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club,
20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

African Languages in the Discipline Conference (ALD) aims to engage a diverse range of scholars and African heritage communities in serious discussion about the contributions of African languages to the disciplines.

Indigenous African languages are vital to comprehending how Africans understand, organize, and transmit essential knowledge to successive generations, both through oral and written traditions and through aesthetic practices.… Read more »

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One Book Presentation with William Kamkwamba

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A300 Auditorium, Charlestown Campus, Bunker Hill Community College,
250 New Rutherford Avenue Boston, 02129
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To power his family’s home, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap — starting him on a journey detailed in the book and film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”  Kamkwamba’s achievements are a testament to the triumph of imagination and the power of human potential under the most adverse circumstances.… Read more »

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Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS S010,
1730 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

This year’s Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Max Price, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.  His talk is titled “Race to deracialise: paradoxes of transformation in South African university admissions.”
There will be a pre-talk reception starting at 5 p.m., with the lecture to begin at 5:30 p.m.… Read more »

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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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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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Dr. 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”.… Read more »

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The Supreme Price – International Film Festival Boston

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

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film produced and directed by Joanna Lipper, a member of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research Board. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s Presidential Election and her mother’s assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Harvard aluma Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.… 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

Twenty years after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, we will join the nation’s observance by lighting the Kwibuka flame of remembrance. The concert will also be held during the National Days of Remembrance to commemorate the Holocaust.… Read more »

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