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“From Nathaniel Turner to William R. Jones;” The second annual Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions Conference

 

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Friday, OCTOBER 16
9:00am — 5:00pm

CUNY: The Graduate Center
ELEBASH RECITAL HALL
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016

To view LIVESTREAM on Friday: Go to videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu  and click on the link in the “Live Videos” box on the upper right hand side of the page. **We have been experiencing some difficulties with livestreaming this week. Apologies of it is not working.

MORNING SESSION
9:20am – 12:20am

9:25am – 9:50am
Greetings and Opening Statement: J. Everet Green, Mercy College
Greetings: Mary Taylor, CUNY Graduate Center

10:00am – 10:40am
Biko and the Liberatory Potential of Non-racialism and Post-racialism
Speaker: Kimberly Ann Harris, Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Sara Mokuria, Senior Research Associate, UT Dallas Institute for Urban Policy Research

10: 45am – 11:25am
William R. Jones Philosophy of Liberation
Speaker: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D., Long Island University – Brooklyn
Chair: Zay D. Green, Humanitas, Independent Scholar

11:30am – 12:00pm
James H. Cone and the Bible as History Book: Philosophical Assessment
Speaker: John H. McClendon, III, Ph.D., Michigan State University

LUNCH BREAK
12:00pm – 1:15pm

AFTERNOON SESSION
1:20pm – 5:00pm

1:20pm – 1: 30pm
Greetings and Introduction: J. Everet Green

1:40pm – 2:30pm
Navigating Black Identity, Politics, and Consciousness: A Life-Time of Reflection
Speaker: Mathylde Frontus, Ph.D., LMSW
Chair: Aileen Mokuria, William M. Raines High School

2:35pm – 3:20pm
Religion in 18th and 19th Century Intellectuals of African Ancestry
Speaker: Albert G. Mosley, Ph.D., Smith College
Chair: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D., Long Island University – Brooklyn

3:25pm – 4:15pm
“Hubert Harrison: ‘The Voice of Harlem Radicalism,’” A Slide Presentation/Talk by Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry
Speaker: Jeffrey B. Perry, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
Chair: Julie Siestreem

4:20pm – 5:00pm
MUSICAL PRESENTATION
Performers:
• Kerry M. Brown, M.A., Philosophy, Independent Scholar/Multi Reed Woodwind Musician/Performance Artist
• Albert G. Mosley, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Smith College

Saturday, OCTOBER 17                                                                        *note that this is NOT at the GRADUATE CENTER!
9:00am — 5:00pm

THE COMMONS
388 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

MORNING SESSION
9:00am – 12:20pm
9:15am – 9:30am
Welcome: J. Everet Green

9:30am – 10:15am
Racism: An Inquisition of Philosophy and History vs. His/Her-Story, Using “Hatata” as a Prism
Speaker: Richard F. Ford Sr., Independent Scholar
Chair: Zay D. Green, Humanitas

10: 20am – 11:15am
My Father was Killed by the Police: Personal Reflections on Police and Power in the US
Speaker: Sara Mokuria, M.A., Senior Research Associate, UT Dallas Institute for Urban Policy Research
Chair: Julie Siestreem

11:20am – 12:15pm
The Meaning of the Black Spiritual: Music as an Existential Weapon
Speaker: Kerry M. Brown, M.A., Philosophy, Independent Scholar/Multi Reed Woodwind Musician/Performance Artist
Chair: Aileen Mokuria, William M. Raines High School

LUNCH
12:20pm – 1:30pm

AFTERNOON SESSION
1:30pm – 5:00pm

1:30pm – 2:30pm
On Rastafari Political Theology
Speaker: Neil Roberts, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Religion, Williams College
Chair: Kimberly Ann Harris, Penn State University

2:35pm – 3:30pm
Rending the Veil: How do we See each Other?
Speaker: Professor Al Prettyman, Publisher, Co-founder of the Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy
Chair: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D., Long Island University – Brooklyn

3:35pm – 4:15pm
The Values of Pluralism and Naturalism for Black Humanity
Speaker: Professor Damion Scott, John Jay College, CUNY
Chair: J. Everet Green, Mercy College

4:20pm – 4:50pm
Discussion: Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions
Zay D. Green, Neil Roberts, Albert Mosley

*This conference is sponsored by the
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center.*

Special thanks to Mary Taylor at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics for working assiduously behind the scene to make this event possible and to Professor Brittany O’Neal in assisting with the design of the announcement and the program. Special thanks also to Munayem Mayenin of London, UK for his support.

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This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. It is free and open to the public.

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