Fall 2021 Events:

 

Friday, September 24: JMU Building Renaming Ceremony for Gabbin Hall, Darcus Johnson Hall, and Harper Allen-Lee Hall. Tours will start in the Quad at 3pm; the ceremony will begin at 4pm at the top of the Quad.

Thursday, September 30: 2021 Sisters in Session Conference Pre-Conference Welcome Reception at Hotel Madison's Montpelier Restaurant from 5:30-7:30pm.

Friday, October 1: 2021 Sisters in Session Conference and Workshop from 9:00am-3:30pm. Keynote presenter: Marsha Mays-Bernard. Click here to register

Friday, October 1: Furious Flower Poetry Reading feat. Erica Hunt, judge of the 2021 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. This event will be held live virtually at 2pm on the Furious Flower Facebook page.

Friday, October 8: Haitian Migration & U.S. Policy virtual panel, sponsored by the AAAD Studies Center, JMU Political Science, LAXC, JMU Department of Justice Studies, and JMU Civic. You can join on Zoom (https://bit.ly/jmuhaiti) or watch the live stream on YouTube (https://bit.ly/jmucivicyt

Tuesday, October 12: WGSS's Film Series Presents Afronauts, cosponsored by the AAAD Studies Center, the English Department, and Film Studies. The screening will be in Miller 1101 at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, October 13: Institute for Creative Inquiry (ICI) Film Screening of SNCC and Q&A with the photographer/filmmaker Danny Lyon. The event will be held at 7pm. 

Friday, October 15: Furious Flower Poetry Reading feat. Aurielle Marie, winner of the 2021 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. This event will be held live virtually at 2pm on the Furious Flower Facebook page.

Monday, October 25: Warming the Campus Climate - a discussion with university leaders on recruitment and retention of BIPOC faculty and students. This event will be held virtually at 4pm on Zoom: https://zoom.us/my/jmucal 

Friday, October 29: Furious Flower Poetry Reading feat. Jennifer Bartell, 2021 Furious Flower Poetry Prize Honorable Mention. This event will be held live virtually at 2pm on the Furious Flower Facebook page.

Monday, November 1: AAAD Accomplice Network Mixer. This event will be held in Madison Union, Taylor 304 from 5-6pm. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, November 10: Exuberance: Dialogues in African-American Abstract Painting feat. Dr. Jordana Saggese (The University of Maryland) interviewed by the exhibition co-curators, Beth Hinderliter and Susan Zurbrigg. This event will be held at 5pm at Duke Gallery.

Friday, November 12: Furious Flower Poetry Reading feat. Kei Miller, judge of the 2020 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. This event will be held live virtually at 2pm on the Furious Flower Facebook page.

Saturday & Sunday, November 13-14: Justice @ JMU: Interactive Student Forum. This event will be held in Forbes, room 2240 from 12-4pm both days. Snacks will be provided. Contact Rachel Rhoades to learn more rhoadere@jmu.edu.

Thursday, December 2: Civil Rights Symposium feat. Yani Rodriguez. This event is co-sponsored by the AAAD Studies Center and will be held in the Festival Ballroom at 7pm. The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception.

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