Hello everyone!
Hope your Holiday was restful and you are ready to get back into the swing of things!  I

Thank you,
--Collette and Kevin -ABFAS Team

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From: AFAM All [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mika'il Petin
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 2:50 PM
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Subject: Diversity Conference, DuBois Lecture, and Evening of Reflection

Happy New Year everyone:

Classes begin next Tuesday January 21st, and I would like to tell you about three events of interest you might want to add to your
syllabi/schedules: (1) 2014 Diversity Dialogue Conference; (2)  Sonya Clark Exhibition and 2014 DuBois Lecture; (3) Evening of Reflection of the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and (4) Mason Hall Exhibit: 
"Africans in India" 

(1) 2014 Diversity Dialogue Conference
GAMBLE and McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program Office at Georgetown University Friday, January 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST) in Washington, DC Fisher Colloquium, McDonough School of Business

  Dr. Norean R. Sharpe, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, McDonough School of  Business

  Opening Keynote
  Dr. David A. Thomas - Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, McDonough School of Business

  Chief Diversity Officer Panel
  Moderator:  Rosemary Kilkenny. Vice President, Institutional Diversity & Equity
  CDO's from Barclay's, PepsiCo., PWC and Capitol One, Citi
  Networking Lunch & Diversity Roundtable
  Melissa Bradley - Managing Director at New Capitalist and Executive-in- Residence, GSEI

  Keynote Address
  Dr. Michael Eric Dyson - University Professor, Author and Radio Host

  Diversity Career Fair
  Information and Participating Companies

  Concurrent Sessions
  Topics: Global Diversity, Breaking into Sports & Entertainment, Increasing Your Cultural Competency 

  Closing Keynote Address
  Laz Alonso, BBA, Howard University - Acclaimed Actor

Register through the following link:

(2)  Sonya Clark Exhibition and 2014 DuBois Lecture  - "Black, White, and Thread All Over"
The artist, Sonya Clark, chair of Craft and Material Studies at VCU, will be on Mason's Fairfax campus to deliver the African and African American Studies program's 2014 W.E.B. DuBois Lecture on Tuesday February 4th at 1:30PM in the Fine Art Gallery located in the Art and Design Building.

An exhibition of her work entitled, "Black, White, and Thread All Over," will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery in the School of Art's Art and Design Building from January 21st through February 21st, 2014. Kariann Fuqua, Curator of University Collections, is the show's curator. This exhibition supported by African and African American Studies, The School of Art, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations, and University Life at George Mason University in celebration of Black History Month.
For further information regarding the exhibition, please contact Kariann at [log in to unmask] or at 706.993.8950. If you need info regarding the lecture, please contact Mika'il, [log in to unmask] or 703.993.4080. For driving directions and parking information, please
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. 
Admission to the gallery, and the lecture on Tuesday February 4th, are FREE and open to the public. 

(3) Annual Evening of Reflection of the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, 
Sponsored by University Life, African and African American Studies, Housing 
and Residence Life, Office of Alumni Relations
Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST) in Dewberry Hall
Fairfax, VA

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Johns Hopkins University 
political scientist, Lester Spence.

More information is located at the following link:

To attend this free event, you may register here:

Also, a volunteer signup to "serve" the community in the spirit of Dr. King is 

(4) Mason Hall Exhibit: "Africans in India"
The exhibition "Africans In India" examines the roughly 500 year history of 
Africans in South Asia with special attention given to the 
positions of authority they attained.

This show is up in the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery until February 4th, 2014. The 
exhibit is sponsored by the Office of Global & International 
Strategies, the India Advisory Committee, and African and African American 

I hope to see each of you out at these events as well as others. Good luck as 
you wrap up those last details on your syllabi.

Best regards,
Mika'il Petin