Joe Barry Carroll prepares art for BCC gallery

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Former NBA basketball player and Purdue alumnus Joe Barry Carroll will be opening an art gallery on Purdue’s campus.

On Tuesday, Carroll began organizing more than 30 pieces of art work at the Purdue Black Cultural Center.

Carroll said the artwork goes along with his book “Growing up in Words and Images.” He said the artwork reflects his life.

“I try to be careful to make it all relate because all of our stories are similar. To make it inclusive, so we have all these shared experiences,” said Carroll.

The gallery will open Jan. 5 to kick off Black History Month and will be free to attend.

Coming up on Feb. 14 at the Black Cultural Center, Carroll will hold a book signing.

He will also be honored at the men’s basketball game the following day on Feb. 15.

“Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium” *Call-Out*

“Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

 

You are invited to participate in “Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” sponsored by The Purdue University Black Cultural Center in conjunction with the The Purdue University Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs on February 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, additional details forthcoming. The Call for Abstracts is below for your reference. Kindly forward this on to your members as well.

Call for Abstracts

“Let’s Talk About Hair:  An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

Purdue University February 25, 2014

Spring semester 2014 The Purdue Black Cultural Center will host an exhibition titled “AFROS:  A Celebration of Natural Hair” photographs by Michael July.  The exhibit on loan from the Ft. Wayne Art Museum inspired by the original book captures the spirit and essence of the fro today and pays homage to the historical significance of natural hair iconic voyagers.  It shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the Afro and tells the deeper “hairstory” of each of the models.

Building on the theme of the AFROS exhibition, The Purdue University Black Cultural Center in conjunction with the Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs is inviting students to submit a proposal on the identity politics, product development, sociocultural significance, economic importance and/or scientific relevance of natural hair.  Students should explore how natural hair has been central to various topics and issues within academic disciplines and public discourse.

Students whose abstracts are accepted will be required to present on February 25, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to discuss their research or creative project. Monetary awards ranging from $500 -$1,000 will be given to the top presenters.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and must be submitted by Monday, January 27, 2014 utilizing the survey below:

SURVEY!!!

Inquiries regarding the symposium may be made to Renee Thomas or Dr. Colleen Gabauer.

Renee Thomas, Director

Purdue Black Cultural Center

1100 Third Street

West Lafayette, IN 47906

rathomas@purdue.edu

765-494-3091

Colleen L. Gabauer, Ed.D.
Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
The Purdue Graduate School | Purdue University
Ernest C. Young Hall, Rm. 170 | 155 S. Grant Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: cgabauer@purdue.edu | Web: www.gradschool.purdue.edu/oigp

Phone: 765-494-9256 | Fax: 765-494-0136

Dr. Bond speaks at MLK convocation (rescheduled for Feb. 4th)

November 14, 2013

A celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. w/ Dr. Julian Bond
A celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. w/ Dr. Julian Bond

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New awards will be presented as part of  the Purdue University celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The MLK Dreamer Award, established in 2004, will continue to be presented at the annual MLK convocation, which will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in Loeb Playhouse and feature Julian Bond as the keynote speaker.

“The new MLK awards will be presented at a reception on Jan. 30 to individuals who have aided in creating an inclusive community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and fostering inclusiveness and appreciation of differences,” said Renee Thomas, director of Purdue’s Black Cultural Center and co-chair of the Martin Luther King Planning Committee.

The committee is accepting nominations until Dec. 18. To nominate an individual or organization, visit https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8cwDg0fpt6d6PnD

Bond is former chairman of the NAACP and a leader of the American civil rights movement. He helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1960 and organized voting drives and student protests against segregation in public facilities in Georgia.

After graduation from Morehouse, Bond helped start the Southern Poverty Law Center, serving as the organization’s president from 1971-79. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives but white members of the House refused to seat him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War until the U.S. Supreme Court intervened. He served in the Georgia House from 1965-75 and served six terms in the Georgia Senate, from 1975-86.

Co-chairman of an insurgent delegation to the 1968 national Democratic Convention, he became the first African American to be nominated for vice president. He withdrew his name from the ballot because he was too young to serve.

Bond is chairman emeritus of the NAACP and appears frequently on America’s Black Forum, the oldest black-owned show in television syndication. He has written a nationally distributed newspaper column and narrated the award-winning documentaries “A Time for Justice” and “Eyes on the Prize.”

Call for Abstracts “Let’s Talk About Hair: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

Call for Abstracts

“Let’s Talk About Hair:  An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

Purdue University February 25, 2014

 

 

Spring semester 2014 The Purdue Black Cultural Center will host an exhibition titled “AFROS:  A Celebration of Natural Hair” photographs by Michael July.  The exhibit on loan from the Ft. Wayne Art Museum inspired by the original book captures the spirit and essence of the fro today and pays homage to the historical significance of natural hair iconic voyagers.  It shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the Afro and tells the deeper “hairstory” of each of the models. 

 

Building on the theme of the AFROS exhibition, The Purdue University Black Cultural Center in conjunction with The Purdue University Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs is inviting students to submit a proposal on the identity politics, product development, sociocultural significance, economic importance and/or scientific relevance of natural hair.  Students should explore how natural hair has been central to various topics and issues within academic disciplines and public discourse. 

 

Students whose abstracts are accepted will be required to present on February 25, 2014 from 2:00 -4:00pm to discuss their research or creative project.Monetary awards ranging from $500 -$1,000 will be given to the top presenters.

 

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and must be submitted by Monday, January 27, 2014 utilizing the survey below:

 

https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GkI1AI7HdtJV0V

Inquiries regarding the symposium may be made to Renee Thomas or Dr. Colleen Gabauer.