Film: War Witch & Round Table Discussion 2/15

Join us in celebrating Black History Month 2018 with a film screening of War Witch accompanied by a roundtable discussion Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

This 2012 film, directed by Kim Nguyendeals with the dilemmas of a twelve-year-old girl who is forced to become a child soldier in Congo (DRC). A panel led by Provost Ivan Evans and the AAASRC Board will discuss the film. Running Time For the Film: 90 minutes.

Admission is free and open to the campus community and the general public. Light refreshments will be served.

Link to Facebook event here.

Mythologies of the Senegalese Sharpshooters: Cinema, Shell Shock, and the Colonial Experience

 

This Lecture by Professor Peter Bloom (UC Santa Barbara) and images surrounding the Senegalese Sharpshooters who participated in World War I. It deals with film footage and archival records.

This event is open to the campus community and the general public.

Contact email: bjulesrosette@ucsd.edu

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/252412295297655/

Welcome to AAASRC

Gold Globe - Africa

Statement of Purpose

Our Goal is to facilitate faculty, postgraduate, and graduate research in African and African diaspora studies in the social sciences and the humanities and to foster the comparative, cross-national, and interdisciplinary dimensions of research with a core group of leading scholars.  These research efforts are linked to larger local and international community concerns.  The Center also oversees the undergraduate African Studies Minor.


Upcoming Events

Black History Month 2018

Muhammad Ali and Social Activism

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 1st

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101

Mythologies of the Senegalese Sharpshooters: Cinema, Shell Shock, and the Colonial Experience

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 8th

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101

Film Screening of “War Witch,” directed by Kim Nguyen, followed by a Panel Discussion Chaired by Provost Ivan Evans

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Thursday, February 15th

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101

 Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drumming Workshop with Master Percussionist Gene Perry

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 22nd

Atkinson Pavilion, UCSD Faculty Club


Collaboration

AAASRC is an independent research unit at the University of California, San Diego with a rich, twenty-year history.  Several European and African institutions have established ongoing exchange relationships with the Center most notably, the Centre d’Étude d’Afrique Noire (CÉAN) at the Université de Bordeaux IV, the African Studies Research Center (ARC) at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and the National University of Côte d’Ivoire.  The African and African-American Studies Research Center is an oasis and an international crossroads for students, faculty, and community members interested in Africa, African-American, and multicultural research issues and teaching at UCSD.  We look forward to the upcoming year with enthusiasm and energy.


Staff
Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Director, African and African-American Studies Research Center
University of California, San Diego
858-822-0265
fax: 858-534-4753
bjulesro@ucsd.edu
Mustafa Hawari
Staff Administrative Coordinator
African and African-American Studies Research Center
University of California, San Diego
858-534-9063
mhawari@ucsd.edu

AAASRC 23rd Annual Awards Banquet

Join us in recognizing students, faculty, and staff from the UCSD community and beyond for their extraordinary contributions and achievements toward African and African-American studies.  The evening will include a three-course dinner and dessert, dance and musical performances, and a keynote lecture by Dr. George Lipsitz, University of California Santa Barbara, on “The Afro-Diasporic Imagination: Decorating the Way to Other Worlds”.

Contact AAASRC at bjulesro@ucsd.edu in order to reserve your ticket.  Promotional materials are attached below, including ticket prices and donation categories.