Join us for a conversation with Professor Chris Lebron, Department of Philosophy, about his new book. Copies of the book may be borrowed from CAS in Mergenthaler Hall 230.
LESTER SPENCE is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and is one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Spence has published two books: Stare in the Darkness: Hip-hop and the Limits of Black Politics, winner of the 2012 W. E. B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award, and Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, winner of both the Baltimore City Paper and Baltimore Magazine 2016 Best Nonfiction Book Awards, named to The Atlantic’s 2016 “Best Books We Missed” list. His work has also been published in over a dozen academic articles and several dozen essays and think. He is currently examining the contemporary AIDS crisis in black communities and the growing role of police in major American cities.
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|AFROBEAT at JHU is a Zumba inspired dance fitness class in the Rec Center that is based on African, Caribbean, and other Diaspora rhythms. I have an idea to share my class both with Hopkins Affiliates and the Baltimore community and I was wondering if CAS was interested in being a part of it. |
The AFROBEAT Workshop is a 2-session series with the first being a regular AFROBEAT fitness class (1 to 1.25 hrs) and the second being an African dance choreography workshop (2 to 2.5 hrs). Below is the proposed schedule:
4:00 – 4:30pm – Check in
Food: the student groups were mainly in charge of splitting the cost of food, which mainly include: water, Gatorade, fruit, and granola bars. Unfortunately, one a few have the resources to contribute, so we are looking for cosponsors that can contribute an extra $10-$50 to cover the costs of food.
The amount I am requesting of CAS ranges anywhere from 150 – 180 (this will include both the insurance cost and an extra 10 to 20 dollars for food if they are able to provide as such.)
The values given below represent the mean costs.