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Laurels: May 2016

Published: May 2, 2016

Neil Hultgren, English, presented a talk titled “Down the completed chain”: The Prequels and Sequel to H. Rider Haggard’s She at Loyola Marymount University on March 30.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, participated in a dialogue with Cornel West on “Remembrance, Reflection and Resistance: Mapping the Course of Our Current Struggle”; and a Nguzo Saba Legacy Conversation with Julius Garvey, son of the Hon. Marcus Garvey on “The Legacy and Exoneration of the Hon. Marcus Garvey”; was a panelist on the Nguzo Saba Town Hall Forum, “Critical Issues of Our Time: Politics, Public Policy and Community Engagement”; and conducted an African-centered teacher’s workshop and seminar at the Nguzo Saba 2015 Conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nguzo Saba, The Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Sept. 24-27. He also received the Nguzo Saba Award for Excellence in Leadership and Scholarship at the conference. Moreover, he lectured on “Seeking Justice or Else: A Prediction and Promise of Righteous Struggle” at the 20th Anniversary Million Man March Justice or Else gathering, Holman Methodist Church, Los Angeles, June 17. He also was on a panel “Remembering the Watts Revolt”, Charles R. Drew University, Aug. 15. Furthermore, he published two articles “The Sacred Narrative of Nat Turner: Engaging the Great Work of Freedom”, Part I/II, Los Angeles Sentinel, Nov. 11 and 19.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, had a book titled The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know by Oxford University Press in April. In addition, on April 4, The Atlantic (Joe Pinsker) interviewed Tarrant about her book in a piece titled “The Hidden Economics of Porn.”