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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 7, 2007

Professoriate Issues Call for Conference Presentations

(Mahwah) – Movie director, author and activist Melvin Van Peebles will discuss his greatest role as a family man when he delivers the keynote address at the Sixth Annual State of the Africana Professoriate Conference at Ramapo College of New Jersey March 29 and 30.  He will speak at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “The Black Familial Structure.”  Van Peebles and other guest speakers will address issues relating to Black family life. Workshops and special events will run throughout the two days.

Ramapo College’s Africana Institute, which will host the conference, is holding an open call for conference presentations.  The proposal deadline is February 23.  Anticipated tracks include:

  • The Roles of Black Women in the Family
  • The Roles of Black Men in the Family
  • Single Black Men and Working Women Raising Families
  • The Portrayal of Black Family Life in the Media
  • Criminalization Issues Impacting Black Family Life
  • The Roles of Educators in Deconstructing Models of Black Family Life
  • Alternative Familial Systems

Proposals of not more than 150 words may be submitted to Dr. Henry Vance Davis, Professor of History, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ 07430.  Submissions also may be sent electronically to hdavis@ramapo.edu.  The fee for presenting at the conference is $50.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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