For May 16: Final Presentation and Papers/ Malcolm X Day events

First some logistical points:

I will be on campus on Tuesday the 15th for my afternoon class and office hours from 5-6. Stop by my office or email to set up a time to meet to talk about the presentation or paper.

Wednesday May 16 is our final class meeting and we’ll spend the entire class on your presentations.

Remember to email your presentation to me before class on Wednesday. We’ll do all the presentations from my computer to keep things moving quickly. If all goes well, we should be done within the normal class time.

Presentation Order is as follows:

Sharon

Cynthia and Teressa

Tiena

Jasmine

Ja-Zhyoun and Cheri

Lashawn

Krystal

Leah

Research papers due Wednesday May 23 by Midnight EST.

Malcolm X birthday events

May 19 is Malcolm X’s birthday and celebrated by two important community-wide events. First, there’s an annual pilgrimage to his gravesite at Ferncliff Cemetery that’s organized by the Sons and Daughters of Afrika and the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee. There’s a powerful ceremony at the grave. Buses leave from the State Office Building in Harlem at 9:45 AM sharp! They return around 2:30 PM. There’s a small donation. Details at their Facebook event page.

Later in the day, the December 12th Movement holds a rally at the same State Office Building at 12 noon and then a march across 125th St to close local businesses in observance of Malcolm’s birthday from 1-4 PM. Details at their Facebook event page or the December 12th website.

Looking further ahead…

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual DanceAfrica street fair returns on Memorial Day weekend: from May 26-28 this year. Vendors with African clothing, crafts, and (hopefully) books and DVDs line the streets. It’s a good opportunity to get some things you need, buy some gifts and practice Ujamaa (cooperative economics). There’s no admission and it’s a good way to unwind after the stress of finals!

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