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 […]

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

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

  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 […]

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

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 […]

New Course: Blacks in American Politics

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 […]

Screening of Documentary Film #WakeUpWakeForest October 1st

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 […]