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

  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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Screening of Documentary Film #WakeUpWakeForest October 1st

Posted on: September 24, 2014

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.

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: