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  • Popular culture makes for popular classes within the African American Studies program
    The African American Studies program in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences includes courses examining the lasting impact of music, movies, and television, from depictions of racial stereotypes to expressions of cultural pride. Here is a look at a few of the courses being offered within the program:
  • Celebrate Black History Month at UAB’s Hip Hop Forum featuring beat-making, DJing, break dancing and more
    Hip Hop Forum is one of UAB’s many events to celebrate Black History Month through education, outreach and engagement.
  • Learn about the civil rights movement in Atlanta and Birmingham in a virtual panel Jan. 17
    Speakers for “A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and Birmingham During the Civil Rights Movement” will shed light on how city governments, civil society leaders and urban geographies can advance or obstruct racial justice and human rights.
  • Students learn about integrity, service, diversity and more for UAB Creed Week, Feb. 6-10
    UAB Blazers will live the tenets of Creed Week by packing meals for the hungry, engaging in social justice discussions and more.
  • Learn the history, celebrate the legacy, art and culture
    Black History Month at UAB brings everyone together for explorations of history, language and Gullah culture, and see “Black Is Beautiful,” Will Downing with Maysa, and Ranky Tanky.
  • Employees recognized at 2021 UAB Service Awards
    Twenty-seven College of Arts and Sciences employees who have worked at UAB for 20 years or more were recognized at the UAB Service Awards reception on April 11, 2022.
  • Serving the youth of Alabama: UAB professor provides mental health kits to students
    Martez Files, Ph.D., delivered 1,000 mental health kits to youth in rural Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 3 things to explore for Black History Month
    Joyce-Zoe Farley, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of African American Studies and Public History at UAB, shares three things to read, watch, and listen to in honor of Black History Month.
  • UAB grad and filmmaker reaching bigger audiences
    Anissa Latham nurtured her storytelling and filmmaking skills during her time at University of Alabama at Birmingham — now, with new partners and supporters investing in her work, she’s bringing her creative vision to the world.
  • Double major Veronica Mixon has a passion for mental health advocacy
    Pursuing a double major requires focus, effort, and passion. Add a global pandemic to the situation, and the experience becomes even more complex.
  • Discussion of mental health for women in the Black community is April 7
    The third seminar in the UAB African American Studies Program’s Black mental health series will feature Joy Harden-Bradford, founder of the “Therapy for Black Girls” podcast.
  • A limitless world
    Makayla Smith wants to use poetry to create spaces of joy and representation for Black, queer audiences.
  • Celebrating 20 years of the UAB African American Studies Program
    The program was approved as a degree-granting program by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education on April 28, 2000.
  • Michael Chambers II: Distinguished Young Alumni Award 2020
    This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.
  • Self-discovery and addiction recovery lead two UAB students to pursue careers in psychology, lands them a unique fellowship
    Two psychology students have been invited to a unique fellowship highlighting addiction recovery and cultivating leaders on college campuses across the United States.
  • Experience a historic night with nationally recognized poet Nikki Giovanni
    UAB African American Studies will be sponsoring Nikki Giovanni at the Spring Colloquium, where she will share her poetry and advice as an educator and activist.
  • 2019 Winners of College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Announced
    Established in 2018, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes full-time regular faculty members of College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching.
  • African American Studies Program Presents: A Lecture From Dr. Imani Perry, Feb. 28
    UAB students learn history of African American hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
  • African Ancestry co-founder to help UAB students trace their DNA roots
    This unique talk will cover the impact on the black community of DNA ancestry research, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and family tree exploration.
  • Faculty fellows to foster community, academic enrichment for honors students
    What do mindfulness and meditation have in common with the hip-hop’s global consciousness? Those topics and more will be discussed by the 2018-2019 cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows during their yearlong fellowship beginning in August.

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