Farewell and thanks to Professor Beth Hopkins

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Professor Hopkins (BA’73), inaugural director of Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University.   http://news.law.wfu.edu/2016/04/celebration-to-recognize-retirement-of-professor-beth-hopkins-ba-73-inaugural-director-of-smith-anderson-center-for-community-outreach-set-for-tuesday-april-19/

5th. Annual Latino Awareness Week

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Join Wake Forest Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) to celebrate the 5th. Annual Latino Awareness Week, starting Monday, April 4, 2016.  Don’t miss it!  There is something for everyone.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Dr.  João Luiz Bastos, Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, and Visiting Scholar at Wake Forest University, will be presenting a lecture on Wedenesday, February 17 at 4:00 pm at the ZSR Library Auditorium.  The title of his lecture is:  “Beyond Black and White:  How Discrimination Shapes […]

Film Screening: “Nothing Happened” – Broyhill Auditorium (Farrell Hall), February 16, 4:00 pm

Posted on: January 19, 2016

This film, produced by Anthony Parent Jr. was screened this past summer at the 2015 National Black Theater Festival held in Winston Salem.  It tells the story of a man who recounts his Stop and Frisk arrest and the ripples it makes in his life and close relationships over the following year.  He wrestles with […]

A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University – Friday, November 13, 2015, Byrum Welcome Center, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Posted on: September 17, 2015

This symposium honors the rich legacy of President James Ralph Scales, a member of the Cherokee Nation and a champion of Wake Forest University’s commitment to civil rights and inclusivity. Dr. James Ralph Scales served as President of Wake Forest University from 1967 to 1983. As the first and at this point, only minority President […]

Author’s Presentation: Matt de la Peña

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Matt de la Pena visit

  On Friday, September 11,  American Ethnic Studies and the Department of Education sponsored a presentation by Matt de la Peña, New York Times Bestselling author of five critically-acclaimed young adult novels:  Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, and The Living.  Matt de la Peña shared his experience when The […]

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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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