THE AFRICAN HERITAGE STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Founded 1969 In Collaboration with the Ronald Walters Leadership
& Policy Center, Howard University Annual Conference
“SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM IN AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA”November 3-5, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline – June 15th 2016
A Special Issue of The Black Scholar
In the past 15 years, a careful but primarily historical re-evaluation of the Black Power movement in the United States has emerged. We have seen a proliferation of anthologies, case studies, and essays devoted to outlining its major trends and themes, with an emphasis on marking both its continuities and discontinuities with the Civil Rights Movement. Such scholarship joins recent work on earlier legacies of black radicalism, stretching back to the beginning of the 20th century and highlighting the relationship of African American activists to the labor movement, socialism and communism, feminisms, and anti-colonial struggles worldwide. This work has helped transform the conventional and flawed narrative that depicts the trajectory of black struggle following the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 as one of decline and outright failure. Indeed, the increasing frequency of riots, the armed nationalist militancy of groups like the Revolutionary Action Movement and the Black Panthers, and the seemingly separatist turn of organizations like SNCC were interpreted as forms of radicalism incompatible with mainstream paths to racial and social justice. These new studies have forced us to account for the multiple and often divergent ways in which calls for Black Power qua self-determination and autonomy were taken up in specific contexts and conjunctures, spanning the terrains of education, community control, urban housing, guerilla warfare, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) welcomes applicants who believe in the power of youth voice and leadership in the work to promote equity in their schools and communities.
The Youth Leader Institute (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.
AISR has led the design and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recruiting an Associate Director in order to deepen the impact and catalyze the growth of this cutting edge center dedicated to producing research to inform building healthy, prosperous, sustainable, and equitable communities and regions in California and beyond. (http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu)
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The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University, an interdisciplinary academic department undertaking socially minded teaching, research, and action, will hire an Assistant Professor to begin in Fall semester, 2016. Please see the full posting here.
Community Engaged Research Institute (CERI)
June 26 – 30, 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz
Please join UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC), Everett Program, Center for Labor Studies, and The Blum Center for a four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute.
We will introduce graduate students, early career scholars, and community members to the foundations, ethics, methods, tools and democratic aspects of collaborative research.
Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops, participants will develop skills and knowledge to begin engaging in equity-oriented community-based collaborative research. All sessions will be facilitated by experienced collaborative researchers (both university- and community-based).
The Institute will be highly participatory, rooted in case studies, and work with community partners. Continue reading
APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED
Please share with qualified candidates
Harvard College is currently seeking applications for the newly established Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship position. This position will assume primary responsibility for the implementation of an exciting new initiative connecting public service to academic coursework at Harvard College. Continue reading
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies in the Leadership in Education Department to begin September 1, 2016. The successful candidate’s research and teaching expertise will be in pre-K to 12 urban education in leadership or policy studies, with a specialization in the ways race, class, gender, ability, and language intersect with leadership and/or policy related to urban schools. Continue reading
The Community Research and Development Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems has a special call for papers co-authored with community partners. Spread the word to your colleagues and consider submitting a paper for this award. Additionally, help us advertise our student paper competition award. You can find descriptions for both the Community Partner Paper Award and Student Paper Competition Award here: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1703
Here is the link for SSSP’s 2016 Call for Papers:
Finally, please do remember to send any updates, announcements, work, or accomplishments to our Newsletter Editor, Rahim. You can email him at SSSP_community_research@yahoo.com.