The African-American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC) debuts a free, new program series, "Cultural Conversations at the Center," with an appearance by
Dr. Stefan M. Bradley
, author, professor and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Dr. Bradley will discuss how Black student activism changed higher education relative to social justice and racial equality. His research spans Black student activism from the contributions of Black Greek letter organizations, to the Black Power and Black Studies Movements, to present day student activism around Black Lives Matter. Attendees will learn how Black student activism has changed universities and their surrounding communities.
Dr. Bradley’s lecture is the educational counterpart to the popular AARLCC social event #DestinationFridays
. In the month of September, the Destination Fridays theme will celebrate the Black Greek letter organizations that make up the Divine 9
: The Cultural Conversations at the Center series will take place on the first Thursday of every month and feature intellectually stimulating programs with thought and industry leaders, scholars, educators, filmmakers, artists and others whose work celebrates and illuminates known and unknown aspects of Black history and culture.Upcoming events (first Thursday of the month):
October 3rd: "Centering Black and Latinx Contributions to American History," with Dr. Paul Ortiz
November 7th: "Life After Military Service," with Dan Ringo
December 5th: "Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Black Women's Participation in WWII," with a discussion and screening of the documentary SixTripleEight
Sponsorship for the series is provided by the
Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
. For additional information on the upcoming series, contact Makiba Foster at