May 29: Pan African Studies Forum
Militancy and Ecstasy — Poetry and Revolution an Evening with Amiri Baraka, Father of the Black Arts Movement
Please join the Department of Pan-African Studies, CSULA/UCI Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Cross Cultural Centers, and the California Faculty Association as we welcome poet and playwright Amiri Baraka to campus.
Amiri Baraka is an African American poet, writer and scholar. He rose to national prominence in 1964 with his play Dutchman. Amiri Baraka was one of the founders and seminal writers of the Black Arts Movement, often referred to as the artistic branch of the Black Power movement. He later became aligned with the Third World Socialist movement. After teaching at several universities, Amiri Baraka retired from the Department of Africana Studies at SUNY-Stony Brook in 1999. He has continued to write and publish, remaining one of the most well respected and well known writers of his generation.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm in the Los Angeles Room on the 3rd floor of the University Student Union.
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