AES Minors Join 50th Anniversary Celebration of Voting Rights Act in Selma, Alabama

Posted on: April 6, 2015

A few of the students currently minoring in American Ethnic Studies recently joined the Civil Rights Tour Spring Break Alternative trip, during which they attended a celebration in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The students had the opportunity to meet Melissa Harris-Perry, well-known author, commentator, professor and television […]

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Living the Dream, New Immigration Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth

Posted on: January 29, 2015

A book presentation by:   Dr. Melissa R. Michelson,  Friday, February 20,   DeTamble Auditorium 2:30 – 3:30 pm Melissa R. Michelson (Professor of Political Science at Menlo College and expert on Latino Politics) along with María Chávez and Jessica L. Lavariega-Monforti tell the story of DREAMers and discuss how immigration law is shaping the […]

New Course: Blacks in American Politics

Posted on: January 5, 2015

American Ethnic Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry will be teaching a new course in Spring 2015 which will be cross-listed with AES and the Political Science department. The course is called “Blacks in American Politics” and is a three credit-hour course, taught Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15am – 12:30pm. From the […]

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Film screening: “Maid in America”

Posted on: September 26, 2014

A documentary about the Latinas who clean your home and help rise your children. Monday, September 29, 2014. DeTamble Auditorium (Tribble Hall) Sponsored by WGS and OLAS    

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Screening of Documentary Film #WakeUpWakeForest October 1st

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Wake Up Wake Forest Film WUWF flyer

Two students in the Documentary Film Program at WFU, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards co-directed a short film entitled #WakeUpWakeForest, in which they followed students last semester (Spring 2014) who confronted University Police at a Town Hall Meeting on March 6, 2014 about racism on campus and at National Pan-Hellenic Council parties. The screening of […]

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Wake Forest students issue calls for action

Posted on: September 22, 2014

A candlelight vigil mingled with calls for action Thursday night on the campus of Wake Forest University as about 200 students marked the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed earlier this month by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.   http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/wake-forest-students-issue-calls-for-action/article_dc058a7c-2f25-11e4-9258-0017a43b2370.html

What can religion teach us about Jay-Z?

Posted on: September 22, 2014

What do hip hop and religion have in common? That’s what the students who enroll in professor Ron Neal’s filled-to-capacity classes want to know. Read more at the Wake Forest University news site:   http://news.wfu.edu/2014/09/22/what-can-religion-teach-us-about-jay-z/    

Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus receives the 2013 Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service

Posted on: April 16, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service has been awarded to Professor of Religion & American Ethnic Studies, Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus. Dr. Wiethaus’ commitment of service to Wake Forest and the Winston-Salem community at large is to be commended. Professor Wiethaus has been deeply involved with […]

Award winning Cherokee artist Michael Jacobs will perform on Wednesday, March 27, 5pm, ZSR Library Auditorium

Posted on: March 21, 2013

Award winning Cherokee artist Michael Jacobs is visiting WFU on Wednesday, March 27, 5 pm, ZSR Library Auditorium. He will perform the concert: “We Are All Red Inside: Exploring Our Shared Humanity Through Our Differences.”

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Faculty panel on courses that address Jewish history and traditions, on Tuesday, March 19, 6pm, ZSR Library Auditorium

Posted on: March 16, 2013

Are you interested in courses that relate to the study of Jewish people, their history, and traditions? Come to a panel discussion with faculty who teach courses that relate to Jewish studies, on Tuesday, March 19, at 6pm, ZSR Auditorium, Room 404. We will serve bagels and coffee.  

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