UAB's African American Studies Program is hosting a number of events, and all are welcome to participate.
A Celebration of Black Women Writers
When: February 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Steel City Room, New Freshman Residence Hall, 900 17th Street South
The African American Studies Organization is commemorating black history month with a celebration of African American female writers. This event will encompass several public readings from select well known African American women. Following, there will be presentations from Dr. Jessie LaFrance Dunbar and Professor Ethel Morgan Smith. Please join us in celebrating the amazing literary achievements of these women. The event is free and open to the public.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: A Conversation About Criminal Justice
When: February 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Where: UAB Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th Street South
Speakersl include retired deputy chief Leroy Stover, the first Black officer hired by the Birmingham Police Department; retired chief Johnny Johnson, the second Black policer hired by the BPD and the first Black Birmingham police chief; and Bishop Calvin Woods, a Civil Rights activist who marched with Dr. King. The event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the African American Studies Program.
A Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton
When: March 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: UAB Heritage Hall room 106, 1401 University Blvd.
Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton will speak about the enduring problem of injustice in the criminal justice system. In 1985 Hinton was falsely convicted of the murders of two fast-food restaurant managers. He was released in 2015 after spending 29 years on Alabama’s death row. He will discuss the challenges that he has faced since being released and the need for criminal justice reform. The lecture is free and open to the public.