[SBIMC-general] Charles H. Long, African American Scholar, Gives Talk at UCSB on February 26, 2008

Jon Sullivan punkrider at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:01:50 PST 2008

[ Editor's Note: This was stuck in the queue because of a large 
attachment. If you would like a copy of it let me know. Here's a forward 
of the information. -jon ]

sent by mfoley -at- cbs.ucsb.edu

Media Contact: Maureen Foley
Center for Black Studies Research
University of California, Santa Barbara
(805) 893-3914

January 31, 2008

Dear Editors:

I am writing to let you know about
an exciting event taking place on
February 26 at UCSB. African American
scholar Charles H. Long will
give this year's sixth annual Shirley Kennedy
Memorial Lecture. His talk is entitled,
"Fragmentation, Freedom & the Future."
The event is sponsored by the UCSB
Center for Black Studies Research and many co-sponsors.

For more information, see the press release I've
pasted below. A photo and press release, calendar listing
and background information (all in a single document)
are attached. Please contact me with any questions
or for more information.

Take care,

Maureen Foley
Assistant Editor
Center for Black Studies Research


Who: Charles H. Long
What: He will present a talk entitled “Fragmentation, Freedom & the
Future” for the sixth annual Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture.
Where: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
When: February 26, 2008, 3:30 pm
Price: Free

Sixth Annual Shirley Kennedy Lecture Features Charles H. Long
Long brings his talk on “Fragmentation, Freedom & the Future” to the
UCSB campus

Santa Barbara, CA: The UCSB Center for Black Studies Research welcomes
award-winning author and leading U.S. African American studies scholar
Charles H. Long for the annual Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture at
UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. Long’s
talk is entitled “Fragmentation, Freedom & the Future.” This event is
free and open to the public.

Professor Long built and promoted the field of African Diaspora studies
as a part of African American Studies and of Religious Studies. His
distinguished career includes serving as the Director for the UCSB
Center for Black Studies Research and as a professor at the University
of Chicago, the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and
Syracuse University. Many of the students whose dissertations he advised
have gone on to become key scholars in African Diaspora studies and in
other fields in Religious Studies.

Since his retirement in 1996, Professor Long has continued to teach as a
visiting professor at the University of Capetown in South Africa, as
well as at the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri. He
was one of the three founding editors of the journal History of
Religions. He is the author of Alpha, The Myths of Creation; The History
of Religions: Essays in Understanding, edited with Joseph Kitagawa; and
Significations: Signs, Symbols and Images in the Interpretation of
Religion, and of numerous articles and reviews.

This year’s Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the UCSB
Center for Black Studies Research Research and many other campus
organizations and departments. The Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture
celebrates scholar/activist/educator Shirley Kennedy’s progressive work
in Santa Barbara for over forty years. The goal of the lecture is to
encourage her ideals and continue her efforts to effect social change in
the community.

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