Journey to Success Speaker Series: José Antonio Vargas

Posted on: October 19, 2016


José Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work center on the changing American identity.  He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America and #EmergingUS, a multimedia news platform that focuses on race, immigration, and […]

REL 103: Intro to African American Christian Traditions – Professor Derek Hicks

Posted on: October 19, 2016


This course charts the complex and dynamic nature of black Christian history and traditions and spiritualities that come into cultural contact with Christianity.  Students will be introduced to traditions such as Father Divine’s International Peace Mission, and Sweet Daddy Grace’s United House of Prayer for All People.  Offered for just one semester.  AES credit.

Election 2016: Debating the Issues

Posted on: October 17, 2016

    The conference “Election 2016:  Debating the Issues” has been organized by the departments of Communication, Economics, Education, Political Science and Sociology, in conjunction with the PHI, Wake Forward, Latin American and Latino Studies and American Ethnic Studies, with support from the Provost’s office. The sessions are open to the wider community as well as […]

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A Conversation with Rupa Shenoy

Posted on: October 10, 2016

The Where Are You From? Project presents Rupa Shenoy, a journalist and creator of Otherhood, a podcast on identity, children of migration, and diversity. Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm Annenberg Forum, Carswell 111

Close to Home

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Thanks to all of those that attended this event.  Special thanks to AES faculty and panelists Professor Hana Brown (Sociology), Derek Hicks (School of Divinity) and Ronald Neal (Religion).

Close to Home – Comprehending Community/Police Tensions in Charlotte

Posted on: September 29, 2016

A Panel Discussion Sponsored by Wake Forest University School of Law’s Criminal Justice Program, the Black Law Students Association, the American Ethnic Studies Program, and the Wake Forest Sociology Department. Panelists Professor Hana Brown, WFU Sociology Department Professor Shannon Gilreath, WFU School of Law Professor Derek Hicks, WFU School of Divinity Professor Ronald Neal, WFU […]

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.

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 […]