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Book Signing and celebration at DePaul University


"My Blackness is too...Afrolicious, Beautylicious, and Conscientous"


When: Friday Febuary 11th, 2011 from 6-9PM

Where:  DePaul University 


Lincoln Park Student Center  

Room 120A&B


2250 N.Sheffield
Chicago , IL 60614 

Description: A free event and celebration of female and male identity and hair/body
politics in the 21st century featuring a panel discussion, book signing,  open mic poetry, hair and make-up demonstrations, free food, vendors, and more!



Open to all students and community members. 



DePaul’s ‘Book Tasting’ to showcase
latest books by faculty authors

A  Book Tasting - Wednesday December 8, 2010

DePaul University’s inaugural “Book Tasting,” which features some of the latest work by faculty authors, will be held Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Conference Chicago, 525 S. State St. In the spirit of a wine tasting, authors will offer a flavor of their fiction, topical nonfiction and poetry.

Great books can and do come from the academic world! Join us as DePaul
authors read excerpts, answer questions and sign books—great for holiday gifts! A wine selection will be paired with each book.*

Free Admission • Refreshments Provided • Wine Tasting and Raffle • *Must Be 21 to Attend

Please RSVP by December 3 • Call (312) 362-8591

For more information, visit


Book Signing at the National Communication Association Annual Conference 

Tuesday, November 16 11 a.m.—12 p.m.

at the Hampton Press booth #404 National Communication Association Conference in San Francisco, CA 

 Book Signing at Northwestern University 

 Join Northwestern Alumni at Homecoming 2010 at the Swissotel Friday, October 22nd. All are welcome to attend and participate!!


Special Event at the University of Maryland Baltimore County 

“Hairstories” Tuesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in The Commons Skylight Room at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Featuring monologues about the hair and body with Dr. Kimberly R. Moffit and students and community members. 



Book Signing at DePaul University
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reception  6:00 p.m.
Program 6:30-8:00 p.m.
DePaul University
14 E. Jackson Blvd., 14th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60604
The School for New Learning (SNL) invites you to a book signing and interactive panel discussion of the newly-released co-edited volume entitled:
Blackberries and Redbones: 
Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities
Panelists include:
Co-editor  Dr. Regina Spellers Sims, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of New Learning at DePaul University
Forward Author  Dr. Haki Madhubuti, 2010-11 Ida B. Wells Professor, DePaul University
Volume Contributors  Dr. Tracey Lewis-Elligan, Assistant Professor of Sociology at DePaul University
  Dr. Brenda Allen, Professor & Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver
  Dr. E. Patrick Johnson, Professor, Chair, & Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Performance Studies, Northwestern University 
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to engage the complex ways the human 
body is portrayed, (mis)understood, and celebrated. 
Audience participation encouraged.
You can participate in the conversation in two ways:
1)Limited seating, so registration required.  Attendees
wishing to write their hair/body stories will receive a
writing portfolio. 
2)To learn more about the book, read chapter excerpts, and join the free online discussion forum visit: www.blackberriesandredbones.com
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This event is sponsored by the DePaul University: 
 School for New Learning Dean’s Office, School for New Learning Africa Diaspora Committee,
and School for New Learning Student Association.
This is the inaugural event in SNL’s year-long  celebration of diversity and 
of the 10th Anniversary  of the SNL Africa Diaspora Committee.






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Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities
Co-editors: Regina E. Spellers Sims, Ph.D. & Kimberly R. Moffitt, Ph.D.