Join a Black Studies Roundtable Discussion on “Decolonizing the United States: Lessons From Africa” April 20, 6:00pm

Greeting Faculty and Staff!   On April 20 at 6:00 pm the Black Studies Colloquium will delve into a conversation about Black Studies focusing on the work of our esteemed colleague Zachariah Mampilly. In this round table discussion, we will consider a diasporic framing of Black Studies.  This conversation will build from a section (pp. 25-34) […]

“Black and Indigenous Resistance to Racist Backlash Across the Americas” a talk by Juliet Hooker on March 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

The Black Studies Colloquium (BSC) and the Black and Latino Studies (BLS) Department at Baruch College will host a talk entitled “Black and Indigenous Resistance to Racist Backlash Across the Americas” by Juliet Hooker, an agenda-setting scholar-activist of Blackness, Indigeneity, and gender in the Americas. This talk will discuss the findings of Black and Indigenous Resistance […]

“Perils of Liberalism: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and its Limitations” 12:30 PM December 3rd

Purpose: This anti-racist teach-in will bring together students and faculty to develop critical language and perspectives for organizing a collective antiracist movement at Baruch. Initiatives promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have grown in popularity as a liberal solution to historical patterns of racial exclusion. In this teach-in we will consider what is liberalism and […]

“Speaking Truth to Power: Evidence of Disparity Demands a Response” December 3 6:00pm

  This year residents across the city of New York have been forced to contend with long-running racial and economic disparities in public health, housing security, policing, and education. These political and social dimensions of structural inequality have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. This town hall will feature student, academic, and policy voices in […]

Tell Your Students about Opportunity to take a Playwriting class with The Sidney-Harman Writer-in-Residence Stew

Students have the opportunity to work with the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, playwright and artist, Stew this Spring in his class, Playwriting: The Musical, ENG/JRN 3630/3630H, THE 3052/3052H, Wed. 2:30 – 5:25. Stew has produced multiple award-winning albums, both in his solo career and with his band, The Negro Problem. In 2008, his musical Passing Strange […]

Live discussion of music theater piece “dwb” or “Driving While Black” October 29 6:00 pm

On October 29 at 6:00 pm, Professor Erica Richardson will host a live roundtable discussion of the music theater piece dwb or “Driving While Black” by Roberta Gumble and Susan Kander. dwb depicts a black mother’s love for her son from infancy to adolescence and her increasing concern regarding police brutality. Through an eclectic blend of […]

“Abolition and the Policing of Black Mothers” a talk by Professor Dorothy E. Roberts on October 22

The Black Studies Colloquium (BSC) and the Black and Latino Studies (BLS) Department at Baruch College will host a talk entitled “Abolition and the Policing of Black Mothers” by acclaimed scholar of law, race, and gender, Dorothy E. Roberts.  Professor Roberts’s path-breaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, […]

Our Mission

The Black Studies Colloquium (BSC) seeks to provide a space for interdisciplinary discussion and idea generation for all scholars of black studies at Baruch College. Through a series of meetings during the fall and spring semester, the BSC will provide a forum for faculty to engage with exciting scholars, activists, and public intellectuals whose works speak […]