UT Africa

Smartphone Matters: Black Life

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This lecture highlights the gender, racial, economic and sexual politics of recent street-level smartphone activism in the United States, under the notion of “Unitentiary and Android Cops.” Civil activists and organizations such as “Black Lives Matter” have greatly benefited from the popular use of the smartphone. But what remains hidden in global cultural blind spots, awaiting discovery beyond the technology of the smartphone? Following an autobiographical storyline linking the past to the present, the lecture weaves a narrative of images, music, and literatures spanning several centuries across trans-Atlantic experiences of Triangular trade culture.

Patriarchy and the Diaspora

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Dr. Ted Gordon presents a lecture on "Patriarchy and the Diaspora" followed by a dance performance by the African Students Association (41:22) and then a question and answer session.

The South African Education Program in the 1980s

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Dr. Thomas McClendon presents "Making African History in the U.S.: The South African Education Program in the 1980s," about the struggle against apartheid that intensified in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s and its U.S. supporters.

The South African Education Program in the 1980s Q & A

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Dr. Thomas McClendon answers questions about his presentation: "Making African History in the U.S.: The South African Education Program in the 1980s." The presentation focused on the struggle against apartheid that intensified in South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s and its U.S. supporters.

2012 Africa Distinguished Lecture Series "The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" Part 1

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"The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" is presented by Dr. Omi Jones. Part lecture, part performance, part audience participation, this talk looks at what jazz does when imagined as theatre, and includes personal accounts, performance descriptions and an analysis of the spiritual elements that support the art form.

2012 Africa Distinguished Lecture Series "The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" Part 2

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"The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" is presented by Dr. Omi Jones. Part lecture, part performance, part audience participation, this talk looks at what jazz does when imagined as theatre, and includes personal accounts, performance descriptions and an analysis of the spiritual elements that support the art form.

2012 Africa Distinguished Lecture Series "The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" Part 3

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"The Spirit and Practice of Jazz as Theatre" is presented by Dr. Omi Jones. Part lecture, part performance, part audience participation, this talk looks at what jazz does when imagined as theatre, and includes personal accounts, performance descriptions and an analysis of the spiritual elements that support the art form.

"Trivial" Linguistics of a Mental Program

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What role does my primary cultural orientation play in my interactions with others? As I move my physical self, what words/codes and index of signification do I move with it? When I communicate with others, what cultural norms do I reveal?