August 26, 2016

Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide, A Memoir by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of RUN-DMC

(IBLA; 6:30-9:00pm)

In his brutally frank memoir, TEN WAYS NOT TO COMMIT SUICIDE (Amistad/an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers), McDaniels recounts his slide into emotional darkness and the ways he worked to rise out of his depression and embrace the gift of life. McDaniels’s story has particular resonance in our time, with a rising epidemic of suicide among black men. Indeed, suicide is the #3 leading cause of death among African Americans.


September 28, 2016

Korla Pandit Documentary, How a Black Man From Missouri Transformed Himself Into the Indian Liberace- Film screening and Q&A

(Ames Auditorium; 6:30-9:00pm)

Korla Pandit known as the Godfather of exotica music, Mr. Pandit’s career as a musician spanned from the 40s to the 90s and he was best known for his live Los Angeles television music programs , where he played popular tunes and Indian compositions on his Hammond organ. Visually stunning, with his jeweled turban and his hypnotic gaze, Korla entertained his audiences much like the pianist who later eclipsed him, Liberace.  While our film celebrates Mr. Pandit as a television pioneer, a groundbreaking musician and a spiritualist, the documentary is also about racial “passing”, and the life one man created to protect that secret.

In 2015, Korla won the audience award at the Harlem International Film Festival and had it’s Northern California debut at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco to a standing room only crowd. That screening also included a panel discussion with former UC Berkeley Sociology Professor Dr. Harry Edwards and Stanford professor Dr. Allison Hobbs, who wrote “A Chosen Exile,” a book about passing. The subject of passing resurfaced last year when it was revealed that

Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter head Rachel Dolezal was actually white, passing as an African American.


October 2016

(exact date-tbd)

Dr Rick Kittles- Lecture

(Ames Auditorium)

PBS mini-series Finding Your Roots, traces the ancestries of prominent Americans from Branford Marsalis and Condoleezza Rice, to Samuel L. Jackson and John Legend.  But where the genealogical paper trail ends for many African-Americans, due to the history of slavery, the DNA search begins. DNA expert Dr. Rick Kittles,  a brilliant, forty five-year old geneticist, who serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine; division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kittles also is the co-founder and Scientific Director of African Ancestry, Inc., ancestry tracing company with a DNA database comprised of over 25,000 African DNA lineages. Dr. Kittles will discuss what DNA is, and how it reveals the hidden past, and complexity of our African-American heritage.


November 30, 2016

Zadie Smith– Reading/Lecture

(IBLA; 6:30-9:00pm)

Zadie Smith’s newest novel,  Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Set in north-west London and west Africa, it will follow the lives of two girls who both want to become dancers, but only one of whom has talent.

Aug
27
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Sep
24
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Oct
22
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Nov
26
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Dec
24
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Jan
28
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Feb
25
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Mar
25
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
Apr
22
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.
May
27
Sat
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Archival Workshops at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Preserving the Riches of One’s Legacy

Do you have “treasures” such as family records, from scrapbooks to newspapers clippings in your possession? Have you accepted the charge to safeguard the family records?

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) preservation methods
  • Address questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection
  • How to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings, and ephemera.