The Third Symposium on Institution Building in Harlem
The Malcolm X Legacy: A Global Perspective
Date/Time: Friday, May 20, 2005/9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: City College of New York, North Academic Center
Convent Avenue and 138th Street, Manhattan
In the year commemorating the eightieth anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X and the fortieth anniversary of his assassination, ”The Malcolm X Legacy: A Global Perspective” is an all-day conference organized by the Black Studies program of City College of New York (CCNY). In founding the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) Malcolm X noted that he sought to do "whatever is necessary to bring the Negro struggle from the level of civil rights to the level of human rights.”
The conference will explore this legacy and the many ways that it influenced individuals and institutions during the lifetime of Malcolm X and in the years since his death. What is the significance, and relevance, of this legacy to the Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Technology? How has it influenced our thinking in the areas of gender, ethnicity and religion? What approaches and responses to imperialism, militarism and racism have been inspired by this legacy? We are currently seeking abstracts (300 words or less) that address this legacy both in the US and abroad. You are welcome to submit individual papers and/or organize a panel on a particular topic.
We encourage submission by academics, artists, community activists, elders and youth. You are welcome to submit individual films, oral histories, creative writing or performances, or organize a panel on a particular topic. CUNY faculty and students (especially undergraduates) are encouraged to submit abstracts. There is no cost for submission or acceptance. Each panelist will be given approximately twenty minutes to speak.
Please submit abstracts no later than Monday, February 21, 2005. Notification of acceptance will be by March 16, 2005.
E-mail abstracts to the address shown below.
For more information, call the following telephone number.
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