Monday, 27 Feb 2023
Jessica B. Harris is considered by many to be one of the ranking authorities on the food of the African Diaspora. A New York Times bestselling author, she is the author, editor, or translator of eighteen books, including twelve cookbooks documenting the foodways of the African Diaspora. Her award-winning book, High on the Hog, was the basis for the acclaimed Netflix series of the same name.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023
In this online event, Yvette Nolan will discuss her creative work as a playwright and theatrical director. Ms. Nolanâ€™s play, The Unplugging, tells the story of two women who are exiled from their village in a post-apocalyptic world, after passing child-bearing age. Ms. Nolan's talk will be followed by a Q&A. Webex Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m47efe5857ba7fb28f7acdbce186948b7
Wednesday, 01 Mar 2023
Speaker: Dr. Scott V. Edwards Dr. Scott V. Edwards is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the Curator of Ornithology at Harvard's associated museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology. More lecture details to come.
Thursday, 02 Mar 2023
Patrick Phillips will discuss his search for the truth about his own hometown, where in 1912 hundreds of local white people used arson, lynching, and mob violence to drive out the entire Black populationâ€"and then kept them out for nearly a century. Having been raised in Americaâ€™s most notorious â€œwhite county,â€ Phillips will talk about his awakening from the willful ignorance of white supremacy, and how he joined the struggle for...