Friday April 6, 2012

Reception —5:30pm

John Hope Franklin Center Gallery Space

Keynote Address— 7:00 pm

S. Craig Watkins (University of Texas at Austin, author The Young & the Digital ) **Books will be sold. Cash or check only.**

Introduced by Wahneema Lubiano (Associate Chair of African & African American Studies, Duke University)


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Panel #1 9-10:15 am

The Chocolate Supa Highway: Precursors to Black Social Media

Abdul Alkalimat   (University of Illinois)

Michelle Ferrier (Elon University)

Lynne d Johnson (Director of Strategy & Engagement at Whisprgroup)

Lee D. Baker (Moderator, Duke University)



Panel #2 10:30-11:45

On the Grid: Teaching and Researching in the Digital Age  

Allison Clark (Founder AMedia1/HASTAC)

Kim Pearson (College of New Jersey)

Simone Browne (University of Texas at Austin)

Howard Rambsy II (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville)

Thomas F. DeFrantz (Moderator, Duke University)



Noon-1:15 | Working Lunch—Social Media Demonstration (**Food trucks will be on site.  Please bring cash**)


Panel #3 1:30-2:45 pm

From Jena Louisiana to Tahrir Square: Activism in the Age of Social Media

Jasiri X (Pittsburg based artist & activist)

Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Broken Beautiful Press/Mobile Homecoming Project)

Moya Bailey (Emory University/Crunk Feminist Collective)

Kimberly Ellis aka Dr. Goddess (artist, activist, historian)

Salamishah Tillett (University of Pennsylvania)

Treva Lindsey (Moderator, University of Missouri)



Panel #4 3:00-4:30

The Twitterati and Twitter-gentsia: Social Media and Public Intellectuals

Marc Lamont Hill (Columbia University/ Our World with Black Enterprise )

Jay Smooth ( Editor of Ill Doctrine )

Blair LM Kelley (North Carolina State University)

Latoya Peterson (Editor of Racialicious)

Imani Perry (Princeton University)

Mark Anthony Neal (Moderator, Duke University)

All Panels will be Streamed and Tweeted Live

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