Feb. 13: BlackademicsTV at KLRU Studios

February 1, 2013

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.

Kevin Foster

This is the second BlackademicsTV event that Associate Professor Kevin M. Foster has organized.

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.

Follow @kevmfos on twitter for more information on live streaming and for updates.

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



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