Boston in the Era of School Desegregation

EVENT POSTPONED!

Please note that this program, originally scheduled for Sat Jun 23rd has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2012. Stay tuned for rescheduling announcements, or contact the the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (BBDP) for further information.

ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Mass Memories Road Show, a project of University Archives & Special Collections at UMass Boston, and The Boston Busing/Desegregation Project present a unique collaboration: Boston in the Era of School Desegregation: Share your memories of your community from the 1960s and ‘70s.

At this Mass Memories Road Show:

  • Bring up to 3 photos or documents that reflect yourself, your family, your community in Boston in the 1960s and 1970s. (Items will be scanned and the originals will immediately be returned to you.)
  • Contribute to an oral history video project while you tell the story about your photos or documents – on camera
  • Learn about preserving your pictures and documents

Come and share your story and become a part of the digital history of Massachusetts!

All scanned information will also become part of a statewide educational website called Mass. Memories Road Show: Your Place in Massachusetts History. The Mass. Memories Road Show is a project of University Archives & Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts Boston and of Mass Humanities. Your contributions will also inform the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (BBDP) as it looks to understand the historical context of school desegregation. This event is held in conjunction with the BBDP’s first annual citywide gathering. The BBDP is a project of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods.

EVENT POSTPONED!

Please note that this program, originally scheduled for Sat Jun 23rd has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2012. Stay tuned for rescheduling announcements, or contact the the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (BBDP) for further information.

Bookmark and Share

The Power of Real Life Real Stories: Eighth Annual Asian American Digital Storytelling Festival

The Asian American Studies Program at UMass Boston will host its 8th Annual Asian American Digital Storytelling Festival, “The Power of Real Life Real Stories,” on May 3 in the Healey Library, 11th Floor. This exhibition of digital stories by students in ASAMST 370, Asian American Media Literacy, runs from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

View videos and stories from this ongoing project on the website of Shirley Tang, Associate Professor of American Studies at UMass Boston: http://shirleystang.com/digitalstories/.

UMass Boston is the only research university in New England designated and funded by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Highlighted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a national model, the Asian American Studies Program offers the most Asian American Studies courses, faculty, and community linkages of any university in New England.

Bookmark and Share

Gaining Political Ground in the Twenty-First Century: Latest issue of the Trotter Review available

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

The most recent issue of the Trotter Review, which focuses on issues of the political representation of African Americans in local, state, and national politics, is now available in ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for scholarship and research at UMass Boston.

The Trotter Review has been published since 1987 by the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at UMass Boston.

The contents of this issue include

To view the full issue, and to explore back issues of this publication (which the ScholarWorks team is in the process of posting to the site), click here.

ScholarWorks is the University of Massachusetts Boston’s online, open access institutional repository for scholarship and research. ScholarWorks serves as a publishing platform, a preservation service, and a showcase for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Boston community. ScholarWorks is a service of the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston.

Bookmark and Share

Maxine Hong Kingston at UMass Boston for Grace Paley Memorial Reading on April 10

 

The Grace Paley Memorial Reading  |  With Maxine Hong Kingston  |  April 10, 2012, 1:00 pm

Maxine Hong Kingston. Image courtesy David Shankbone.

Grace Paley (1922-2007) was an acclaimed poet, short story writer and committed political activist, especially to women’s rights, peace and social justice.

There are few writers who can be said to match Grace’s intense social conscience and her unerring artistry with words. The William Joiner Center at UMass Boston seek to honor her legacy by choosing annually someone with whom Grace would be proud to be associated.

Author Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Warrior Woman: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts and China Men, will read as part of this series.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012  1:00 pm

Chancellor’s Conference Room

Quinn Building, 3rd Floor

Sponsored by the William Joiner Center for the Study of Way and Social Consequences.

Bookmark and Share