Carruthers Center

Carruthers Center to host author Wade Nobles for book lecture

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wade Nobles, professor emeritus in Africana Studies and Black Psychology at San Francisco State University, will lecture on his new book, “The Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution,” on Jan. 22 at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.

Nobles, an internationally acclaimed, African-centered psychologist, researcher and educator, is a founding member and past president of the Association of Black Psychologists, and is the founding executive director of the Oakland-based Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture.

“Using the Haitian Revolution as a case study exemplar, this manuscript examines Haiti at a critical period in time to discuss the role consciousness and identity played in its liberation struggle and the formation of nationhood,” Nobles said of the book. “In asserting itself as an independent and authentic scientific discipline, Black psychology is utilized, herein, to understand not only the Haitian mind in conflict but the African mind struggling for liberation worldwide.”

The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. in Chicago. For more information, call (773) 268-7500.