On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Studio 6A of KLRU Austin, scholars from around the country will offer nine 12-minute presentations for the second live recording of BlackademicsTV. The theme for the evening will be Education, Performance and Youth Empowerment. To get a sense of the event, think TED talks for Black Studies.
All are invited to participate as part of the live studio audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Recording starts at 7pm.
Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required. RSVP on the KLRU website. For those who cannot attend live, the event will be live streamed.
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Presenters and topics are as follows:
- Award winning Teacher Educators, Dr. Keffrelyn Brown (UT Austin) & Dr. Anthony Brown (UT Austin) – Strange Fruit Again: How Race Is (Mis)Represented in Schoolbooks
- Anthropologist and former Alvin Ailey Dancer, Dr. Aimee Cox (Fordham) – Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Empowerment
- Baritone Saxophonist, Mr. Fred Ho (Big Red Media) – The Genius and Revolutionary Nature of Black Vanguard Music
- Educational Anthropologist, Dr. Amy Brown (Penn) – Buried Treasure: Urban Fiction as a Teaching Tool
- Soprano Vocalist and Music Professor, Dr. Gloria Quinlan (Huston-Tillotson University) – Producing Divas and Divos: The Work of an HBCU Music Department
- Historian, Dr. Leonard Moore (UT Austin) – Football as Intellectual Enterprise
- Anthropologists and Education Activists, Dr. Heather Pleasants (University of Alabama) & Ms. Dana Salter (University of Alabama) – Writing Their Own Stories: Youth & Digital Literacy
- Educational Anthropologist Dr. Kevin Michael Foster (UT Austin) – Tough Choices: Schooling Options Faced by Parents of Black Children
- Education Policy Expert, Dr. Julian Vazquez Heilig (UT Austin) – Community-Based Approaches to Making our Schools Stronger