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OCT 28/29: THIRD ANNUAL PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION IN AFRICANA TRADITIONS CONFERENCE

OCT 28/29: THIRD ANNUAL PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION IN AFRICANA TRADITIONS CONFERENCE: RACE, RECONSTRUCTION, AND REPARATIONS

Friday, October 28, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Center for Place, Culture and Politics

The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Rooms C201/C202

365 Fifth Avenue New York, New York

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Saturday, October 29, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Mayday Community Space

176 St. Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, New York

This Third Annual Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions (PRAT) conference will explore the struggle for liberation of African descendant peoples as demonstrated through the instrumentalities of the philosophical and religious imaginations. Participants will discuss visions, visionaries, and the quest for personal, social, national and political transformation as demonstrated in the fight for emancipation, the Promises and Prospects of Reconstruction and the quest for Reparations. Topics under consideration include Race, Religion and Economics in 19th – 20th century discourse, Reconstruction and Economic Redistribution then and now, Reparations and National Identity, Black Lives Matter and the prospects of 21st Century Political and Cultural Revolutions.

 

 

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PROGRAM

Friday, OCTOBER 28, 2016

9:00am ‐‐ 6:00pm

The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Rooms C201/C202 365 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10016

 

MORNING SESSION 9:20am – 12:20am

9:20 – 9:50am

Greetings and Opening Statement: J. Everet Green – Mercy College Greetings: Mary Taylor – CUNY: The Graduate Center

9:50am – 11:00am

Reparations: The Annihilation of The African American Community

Speaker: Matthew Hutcherson, Ph.D. – Paine College

Chair: Sonia Vas Borges, Ph.D. Student – CUNY: The Graduate Center

11:05am – 12:15am

W.E.B. Du Bois, Reconstruction, and the Remaking of the Modern American State

Speaker: Elvira Basevich, Ph.D. Student – CUNY: The Graduate Center

Chair: Mathylde Frontus, Ph.D. – Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University

LUNCH 12:15pm – 1:20pm

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:25pm – 6:00pm

1:20pm – 1: 30pm

Greetings and Introduction: J. Everet Green – Mercy College

1:40pm – 2:40pm

Radical thought and Anti-slavery discourse

Speaker: Anwar Uhuru Ph.D. Student – Saint Johns University Chair: Julie Siestreen

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Hubert Harrison and the Founding of the Militant ‘New Negro Movement A Slide Presentation

Speaker: Jeffrey B. Perry, Ph.D. – Independent Scholar

Chair: Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Ph.D. – Georgia College and State University

4:05pm – 4:45pm

The Missing Commonality of White Race Scholars’ Anti-racism Speaker: Blanche Radford Curry Ph.D. – Fayetteville State University Chair: Zay D. Green, M.A.

4:50pm – 5:50pm

The Meaning of Black Suffering in the Age of Obama Student Panel

Moderator: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D. – Lehman College, CUNY

Saturday, OCTOBER 29

Mayday Community Space 176 St. Nicholas Street Brooklyn, NY 11237

**Please note that day 2 (Saturday) will NOT be held at the CUNY Graduate Center!

MORNING SESSION 9:30am – 12:10pm

9:35am – 9:45am

Welcome: J. Everet Green – Mercy College

9:50am 10:55am

Universalism and White Supremacy

Speaker: Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Ph.D. – Georgia College and State University Chair: Anwar Uhuru – Saint Johns University

11:00am – 12:10pm

Towards a Transformative Black Liberation Philosophy: Theological and Meta- Theological Considerations in William R. Jones’ Humanocentric Theism

Speaker: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D. – Lehman College, CUNY

Chair: Sonia Vaz Borges Ph.D. Student – CUNY: The Graduate Center

LUNCH 12:15pm – 1:20pm

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:30pm – 5:30pm

1:30pm – 2:40pm

The Meaning of Black Suffering in the Age of Obama Student Panel

Moderator: Brittany O’Neal, Ph.D. – Lehman College, CUNY

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Black Liberational Aspirations and the Moral and Pragmatic Aspects of Military Technology

Speaker: Damion Scott, M.A. – CUNY \City College Chair: J. Everet Green, Ph.D. – Mercy College

4:10pm – 5:15pm

Race Reconstruction and Reparations Panel Discussion

Speakers: J. Everet Green

Zay D. Green Sonia Vas Borges Brittany O’Neal Damion Scott Anwar Uhuru

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

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