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Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00am
Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room
310 Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
This year will mark 400 years since the beginning of the slave trade in the Americas, the 50th anniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation at Cornell and so many other important dates in the history of the black liberation movement. This two-day symposium commemorates the 50thanniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation and honors the legacy of James Turner, the founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center. Our goal is to reflect on his impact in shaping the black student movement and activism. Join us for this monumental event, which launches our yearlong series of events on the road to Africana@50 next spring.
The events are free and open to the public but we ask that attendees register and RSVP for the event.
Day 1 - April 12th
2:30PM Welcoming Reception
3:00PM Experiences in Working with Professor James Turner Panel
4:30PM Screening of Film and Video Interviews with Professor Turner
5:00PM Experience in Working with Professor Turner as a Student Panel
6:45PM Cocktail Hour followed by Dinner Buffet
Day 2 - April 13th
11:00AM Professor Turner’s Impact on Student Activism Panel
12:15PM Tour of Africana Center & John Henrik Clarke Library
1:45PM Keynote address by John Bracey, Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
3:30PM James Turner: The Vision of Africana, Leadership Legacy, and Reflections from Colleagues Panel
4:45PM Tributes from the Turner Family
5:30PM Closing Ceremony
5:30PM Cocktail Hour followed by Dinner Buffet
RSVP for the dinner ceremony that culminates the two-day symposium require advance reservations. Contact ASRC Events Coordinator Donna Pinnisi email@example.com