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The Annual Senghor-Damas-Césaire Lecture featuring Wale Adebanwi, PhD


Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Villanova University’s Falvey Library for the annual Senghor-Damas-Césaire Lecture for Africana Studies, which focuses on African issues and issues connected to the global Black diaspora. ⁠

Wale Adebanwi, PhD, Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies, Director, Center for Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking about the politics of renaming apartheid-era streets and removing apartheid and colonial-era monuments from public spaces in contemporary South Africa. The talk will take place in the Library’s Speakers’ Corner on the first floor. ⁠

This Africana Studies event is ACS-approved and is co-sponsored by Falvey Library and the Departments of Political Science and Global Interdisciplinary Studies. Light refreshments will be served.


 


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Build Your Scholarly Profile with Nancy Foasberg, Scholarly Communication Librarian


This Open Access Week, join Nancy Foasberg, Scholarly Communication Librarian, for a virtual tutorial on building your scholarly profile on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 12-1 p.m. Participants will learn how to curate their online presence to best showcase their scholarly achievements. The session will include information on ORCID, Google Scholar, subject repositories, scholarly social networks, and maybe even your own website. All are welcome, but faculty and graduate students will be best able to benefit from this workshop.

REGISTER HERE. This event is sponsored by Falvey Library.


 


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Divine Inspiration: Reading the Sacred in Biblical Texts and Imagery—Reception and Panel Discussion


Join us on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for an exhibit reception featuring historic & noteworthy bibles from Villanova’s Distinctive Collections. The reception will begin with a moderated panel discussion with faculty and collections professionals on the topic of biblical imagery, followed by a live print demonstration with Mike Sgier using linoleum relief blocks that recreate biblical illustrations to highlight historical methods of reproduction from the exhibit. Attendees are invited to participate in the panel Q&A as well as interact with the exhibit content by taking home prints from the demonstration. Themed refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Moderator: 
Meg Piorko, PhD
Distinctive Collections Librarian, Villanova University

Panelists: 
Jennie Castillo, MA
Curator of the University Art Collection & Gallery Director, Villanova University 

Heather Willever-Farr, PhD
Special Collections Librarian, LaSalle University 

Peter Spitaler, ThD
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Villanova University 

Print Demonstration by Mike Sgier, MFA
Distinctive Collections Coordinator, Villanova University

This ACS-approved event, sponsored by Falvey Library, is free and open to the public.



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Dr. Vázquez-Hernández on the “History of Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia” 


In honor of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month, Hispanic/Latine Ministry in the Office for Mission and Ministry will be hosting a special event on Tuesday, October 3, on the “History of Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia.”

In his book, Before the Wave: Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945, Dr. Vázquez-Hernández recounts the genesis of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia during the interwar years (1917–1945). It connects the origins of this community to the mass migration of the post-WW II years when Puerto Ricans consolidated their presence in Philadelphia (1945–1985). This study compares the experiences of Puerto Ricans with that of the Italians, the Polish, and African Americans in Philadelphia during the early twentieth century. The scholarship on Puerto Ricans outside of New York has been, by and large, limited to the postwar period and a closer examination of the interwar years provides us a more complete picture of how the postwar migrants were established and developed over a much longer period than previously believed. Until now, there has been no comprehensive examination of this early diaspora in Philadelphia and this book rectifies this scholarly deficiency.

Program Schedule:

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Los Bomberos De La Calle, Plena Comparsa Group will lead a percussion and dance procession from the Riley Ellipse to the John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Lecture by Dr. Vázquez-Hernández, author of Before the Wave: Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945, followed by a panel discussion with Johnny Irizarry and Carmen Febo-San Miguel, former Executive Directors of Taller Puertorriqueño and moderated by the current Executive Director, Nasheli Ortiz González in the Topper Theatre

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Reception and Art Exhibit by Johnny Irizarry in the Lobby of the Mullen Center

Link for ticket information: https://forms.office.com/r/kjHg9pByVt

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Thomas of Villanova Center for the Common Good, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Department of Spanish, Latin American Studies Program, Falvey Library, Department of English, Center for Peace and Justice Education, and Alumni Relations.


 


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Register for the Interfaith Human Library Event on Nov. 3!

Interfaith Human Library event


Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for the Interfaith Human Library event.

At the Interfaith Human Library you can “check out” human “books”—VU faculty, staff, graduate students of diverse backgrounds—for an interactive conversation about their religious traditions. This may include those from Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, or other faith backgrounds.

Please register here.

This ACS-approved event is co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library. It is open to Villanova faculty, staff, and students. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about this event or religious diversity at Villanova, please contact the Rev. Julie Sheetz.


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 


 


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