Friends! Stop what you’re doing and go to PAC 001 right now to discuss the current and future state of the African American Studies Program. Already understaffed, the department is losing two professors at the end of this year. If you want to learn what you can do to help, or brainstorm new ideas, Christan Hosam ’15 writes in with more information:
Our African-American Studies Program is disintegrating. Only two professors, Ashraf Rushdy and Lois Brown will remain in the Department after this year. In addition to teaching their respective courses, they will also be handling the administrative side of the Dept. as well. As members of the Wesleyan community, we all pay to attend this University and achieve a full range of academics. With the current state that the AFAM Dept. is in, we are thoroughly being cheated out of our college education and it is time to make noise about it.There will be a forum held this Saturday, May 10th at 2:00 PM, in PAC 001, for all interested in the institutional changes needed to be made within the AFAM Department. Courses of action have already been taken and spear-headed by Ujamaa and the WSA, now it is time for all of us to be on the same page and make sure these action plans are well-planned, organized and executed properly and in unison.IF YOU BELIEVE IN CHANGE YOU NEED TO BE HERE. Each one of us at this University is affected by this current situation, whether it is yourself personally, your friend, your colleague, your professor, etc.By the end of this meeting, we should have an agreed set of end goals and plan of action. Invite everyone you know! There is POWER in numbers!!!!