Northeastern to host third annual Genocide Research Symposium

Friday, November 6, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University will host the third annual Genocide Research Symposium on Nov. 10.

Christen Smith, author of “Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Brazil” and assistant professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the keynote address.

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Alumni Hall on Northeastern’s Main Campus at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Here are the planned sessions:

9:25-10:40 a.m.
Sudanese refugees panel

10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Evelyn Akullo, Sarah Travis: Issues of Post-Genocide panel discussion

12:15-1:30 p.m.
Keynote speech: Christen Smith, “A Campaign for Life: Struggle Against Anti-Black Genocide in Brazil”

1:40-2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15-2:55 p.m.
Rwandan and Burundian dancers

3:05-4:05 p.m.
Dora Urujeni, “Rescuing the Rescuers: An Education Tool to Build a Better Future”

4:15-5:30 p.m.
Lissa Skitolksy, “Genocide, Education and Mass Incarceration”

5:40-6:55 p.m.
Illinois Genocide Education panel

7:05-8 p.m.
Kimberly Veal, Cris Toffolo: Resistance: Black Lives Matter panel discussion

The Genocide Research Symposium is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, African and African American Studies, Justice Studies, TESOL, the African and African American Resource Center and Northwestern University.