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Text Box: Thank you to everyone who attended in 2009! Next year's 
 
event will take place on April 2, 2010 at UTSA (main campus).
 
 
2nd Annual
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES 2009 SPRING SYMPOSIUM 
 
The Obama Presidency: 
The Last 100 Years, The First 100 Days

Text Box: UTSA invites you to attend the Second Annual African American Studies Symposium “The Obama Presidency: The Last 100 Years, The First 100 Days,” as we examine the impact President Obama’s election will have on local and global communities. Presentation topics include African American music, black women’s club movements, religion, inter-racial parentage, black masculinity/femininity, 21st century African American identity, racism, and politics.   
Registration for this event is FREE.  To register for the symposium, please click here.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Joycelyn Moody 
Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature
joycelyn.moody@utsa.edu, or
Dr. Sonja Lanehart
Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities  sonja.lanehart@utsa.edu.

Text Box: Conference Schedule
 
8:30am-8:40am Welcome
Daniel Gelo, UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Dean
John Frederick, UTSA Provost
 
 
8:40am-9:00am VIP Choir
 
 
9:00am-10:00am Panel I: Last 100 Years (Part I)
Student introducer: Enid Atilano, Psychology Major
 
Kimberlyn Montford, Trinity University:
“African American Music: Singin’ and Shoutin’ Culture”
 
Stephanie Camp, Rice University:
“His Beautiful Family”
 
 
10:00am-11:30am Panel II: Last 100 Years (Part II)
Student introducer: Marco Cervantes, English PhD Program
 
Andrea Williams, Ohio State University:
“Imagining a Black President: Political Leadership, Racial Identity, and the 
Cultural Work of African American Literature”
 
Derek Hicks, Rice University:
“Religio-Politics of Death and the Transformed Prey: The Nature of Black
Religious Experience Before the Obama Presidency”
 
Gabriela Gonzalez, UTSA:
“Last 100 Years and the Election of Barack Obama: A Promise of 
Democracy Fulfilled”
 
 
11:30am-1:00pm Complimentary Lunch*
(*Tickets required; Click here to obtain ticket)
 
 
1:00pm-2:00pm Panel III: First 100 Days (Part I)
Student introducer: Chloe O’Neal, Spanish Major
 
Richard Lewis, UTSA:
“Interracial Marriage and Its Impact of Contemporary Race Relations”
 
Mae Henderson, University of Washington:
“Mammies, Mules, and Jezebels but, Never a Lady: Michelle Obama, ‘Lady’ of the House” 
 
 
2:00pm-3:00pm Panel IV: First 100 Days (Part II)
Student introducer: Mame M. Kwayie, Communication Major
 
Gaye Theresa Johnson, University of California Santa Barbara:
“From 40 Acres to 8 Cents: Freedom Dreams of Color B(l)inds in Obama’s America”
 
 
Mel Laracey, UTSA:
“Promise and Reality: The First Hundred Days”
 
 
3:00pm-4:00pm Plenary: Overview/Looking Forward
Student introducer: Donna Tucker, English Major
Rachael Murphey-Brown, University of North Carolina
 
 
4:00pm-4:30pm Student Performance
 
 
4:30pm-4:45pm Closing Remarks
Bridget Drinka, UTSA English Department Chair
 
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The African American Studies 2009 Spring Symposium has been generously funded by a University of Texas at San Antonio Core Values Initiative Grant from the Office of the Provost.
 
Additionally, many thanks to the following sponsors:
BFSA
Brackenridge Endowed Chair in 
Literature and the Humanities
COEHD
COLFA Dean’s Office
English Department
History Department
Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature
 
 
 
(webpage designed by Pétra Bowman 03-21-09)

Text Box: The African American Studies 2009 Spring Symposium has been generously funded by a University of Texas at San Antonio Core Values Initiative Grant from the Office of the Provost.