In the Studio: Blackademics tapings 2/4 and 2/5

KLRU featured event

Join KLRU for the 2014 Blackademics: Youth and Social Media, Black Expression in the Arts, and Rethinking the Concept of Race. These free talks will be recorded to air in upcoming episodes of Blackademics Television.

Date: Tuesday, February 4th and Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)

blackademics tvNationally and internationally renowned black studies scholars offer dynamic talks on education, performance and youth empowerment. The evening is hosted by KLRU and the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships (ICUSP).

Presenters include:
Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University)
Denise J. Hart (Howard University)
Dawn-Elissa Fischer (San Francisco State University)
Joao Vargas (University of Texas at Austin)
Yasmiyn Irizarry (Mississippi State University)
Eric Tang ((University of Texas at Austin)
Lisa Thompson (University of Texas at Austin)
Autumn Caviness (University of Texas at Austin)
Kevin Foster (University of Texas at Austin)

Blackademics Television is an ongoing project to bring engaging Black Studies scholarship to broad popular audiences via Public Television and New Media. This year’s tapings feature five 12-minute presentations each night by scholars and artists from around the country. Watch other Blackademics talks now

Blackademics TV

Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment. Blackademics TV airs Sunday October 13th.

10/13 – 1:30 pm
Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media, youth and the creation of new narratives; Dr. Amy Brown describes how urban fiction can be used as a teaching tool.

10/13 – 2 pm
Dr. Kevin Cokley discusses the academic achievement of black students; Students of Dr. Gloria Quinlan perform as she explains the work of teaching voice at Historically Black Universities.

10/20 – 1:30 pm
In his presentation, Dr. Kevin Michael Foster advocates for community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig offers a community grounded vision for accountability in schools.

10/20 – 2 pm
Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor; Former Ailey dancer Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance.

10/27 – 1:30 pm
Dr. Leonard Moore discusses the surprising intellectual aspects of elite football; Baritone Sax musician Fred Ho performs and talks about jazz as black vanguard music.

10/27 – 2 pm
Husband and wife team, Drs. Keffrelyn Brown and Anthony Brown, discuss how race is avoided in classrooms and textbooks. Dr. Kevin Michael Foster discusses the challenges parents face in choosing schools for their kids.

Blackademics: Education, Performance and Youth Empowerment 2/13

KLRU featured event

Join KLRU for the next round of Blackademics: Education, Performance and Youth Empowerment

Date: Wednesday February 13, 2013
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: Event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP now

Join us for a live recording of nationally and internationally renowned black studies scholars as they offer dynamic talks on education, performance and youth empowerment. The event will include the following talks hosted by Kevin Michael Foster and the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships (ICUSP).

  • Aimee Cox dancer-turned professor Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Empowerment
  • Fred Ho Jazz Baritone Saxophonist The Genius and Revolutionary Nature of Black Vanguard Music
  • Leonard Moore Historian and student services administrator Football as Intellectual Enterprise
  • Amy Brown teacher-turned-educational anthropologist Buried Treasure: Urban Fiction as a Teaching Tool
  • Keffrelyn Brown & Anthony Brown husband & wife educational researchers The Tree of Race and Knowledge
  • Kevin Michael Foster Education Activist and Scholar Filling the gaps: Culturally relevant programs for kids of color
  • Heather Pleasants & Dana Salter Community Engaged Scholars Writing their own Stories: Kids & Digital Literacy
  • Julian Heilig Education Policy Expert Community-Based Accountability: A New Approach
  • Gloria Quinlan Soprano vocalist and music professor Music, Performance and Instruction in the Historically Black College context