Details
Date:

May 27

Time:

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

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Organizer

540WMain

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This class analyzes the origin, goals, components, successes, failures, and challenges of African American Studies as a discipline.

overview:

This introductory class analyzes the origin, goals, components, successes, failures, and challenges of African American Studies as an academic as well as the current state of African American Studies and its future in academe. The course examines the connections [and tensions] between the discipline and the lived experiences of Africans in America.

what you’ll learn:

  • Understand the field of African American Studies–historical development, theories, contributors, and critical issues
  • Develop an appreciation for the African American experience as a pivotal and central experience within the American mosaic

registration:

We have moved to a “gift economy” structure for all class registration tickets, meaning although this content does have a cost to us as an organization, we trust you to select an option that is right for you. This may be based on your ability to pay, want to support our organization, or what you feel is an equitable price.

registration options:

Registration – $30

Registration + Fund Someone Else’s Class – $60

Full Scholarship – $0

age:

This class is appropriate for ages 18+

location:

This class will take place online through Zoom. Class access links will be received after online registration. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email info540westmain@gmail.com.

what to expect:

  • highly interactive virtual format
  • whole group discussions guided by intentional prompts
  • break out sessions
  • classroom style Q&A
  • we recommended to use your video during class
  • come to class prepared to participate, engage, and discuss
  • ASL interpreting and captioning is provided for all classes

facilitator:

this class is facilitated by Calvin Eaton, Founding Director of 540WMain Inc, a virtual non-profit and community-based hub for accessible education and events that promote justice for all. 540WMain encourages individuals to broaden their horizons and learn more about multidisciplinary issues and topics that impact the world.

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