Du Bois Day: Friday, October 13, 2017

This day-long event is a part of the Andrew W. Mellon Grant for the W. E. B. Du Bois Center and UMass Amherst, which facilitates the participation of community college students in the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College’s “Ideas that Change the World” course.

This year, the keynote “Between the World and Us: Du Bois, Critical Education, and Imagination in Fragile Times” will be delivered by Dr. Chris Tinson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies & History, Hampshire College. 3:45 p.m. in the W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22, W. E. B. Du Bois Library.

The “Ideas that Change the World” course is being offered at five community college campuses by UMass Amherst instructors.  Students from Greenfield Community College, Roxbury Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College are invited to spend a full day on the Amherst campus to take tours of the Du Bois archives, the CHC Residential Facility, and to meet with students and faculty from the Honors College.

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