Post Tagged with: "Department of African American Studies"

In his 2007 remake of the 1915 D.W. Griffith drama "A Birth of a Nation," director Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, said  Feb. 12 that he applied the technology of turntable remix to a piece of historical literature in an effort to expose the racist undertones of the original film.

Film Influences Understanding of Racial Prejudice, Director Says

Paul Miller, commonly known as DJ Spooky, spoke about the influence multimedia has in reshaping identity and racial prejudice in public discourse Feb. 12. Miller, a composer, multimedia artist and writer, is the director and producer of “Rebirth of a Nation,” a 2007 remake of the 1915 D.W. Griffith silent[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Christopher King, director of the health administration graduate program, drafted a proposoal for the new Institute for Racial Justice.

In a First, Georgetown Launches Racial Justice Institute

Georgetown University is set to begin faculty recruitment to launch the Institute for Racial Justice, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy organization, as part of a series of commitments the university made to racial equality. The institute’s launch will mark the completion of University President John J. DeGioia’s commitments made in[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Panelists discussed the need to reduce the power of prosecutors and increase the role of social platforms to reduce recidivism in prison reform in an event on Wednesday.

Panelists Advocate United Approach to Prison Reform

The obstacles to ending mass incarceration in the United States are numerous but not intractable, according to four panelists at the “How to End Mass Incarceration” panel in McShain Lounge on Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Prisons and Justice Initiative, the Office of the Provost and the Department of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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President DeGioia addressed racial injustice and announced four new commitments on Georgetown’s engagement with race in a speech to the Georgetown community on Feb. 4.

DeGioia Addresses Racial Injustice

University President John J. DeGioia announced four new commitments to address Georgetown’s engagement with race, including the expansion of African American studies to include a major, during his “Racial Injustice in America: A Framework for Georgetown’s Future Engagement” address in Lohrfink Auditorium last Thursday. DeGioia enumerated four explicit commitments, beginning[Read More…]

by February 9, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top