Thursday, March 14, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Pre-conference tours of Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS). Tour participants are free to head to the galleries independently or meet at the AT&T Conference and Hotel Center to walk over with volunteers. 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Opening Keynote Address and Audre Lorde-Cedric Robinson Distinguished Lecture in Black Studies, Edwidge Danticat

8:45 pm – 9:45 pm: Book Signing with Edwidge Danticat

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:15 am: General Panel Sessions
“Black Mobilities: Performance, and WorldWide Webs of 21st Century Black Identity”
“Diversifying the Academy”

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: General Panel Sessions
“Reclaiming My Space: Emergent Black Studies Research at UT Austin”
“Afro-entrepreneurship: Alternatives and Challenges for Economic Development”

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote Address, Bradford Young

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm: General Panel Sessions
“Rebel Women*: From the 1960s to the Present”
“Confronting Racial Bias in Policing: The Fight for Social Justice”

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm: General Panel Sessions
“Contestations in the Classroom: Global Student Activism and the Transformation of Black Studies”
“50 Years Black & Queer: Erotic Islands and the Cartography Lineage”

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Closing Reception