Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts lecture by psychologist, activist and scholar Na’im Akbar
Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts lecture by psychologist, activist and scholar Na’im AkbarMarch 15, 2002Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs will sponsor “Surviving and Transcending Racism,” a lecture by scholar and activist Na’im Akbar, on March 22 in Goldstein Auditorium, located in the Schine Student Center. Registration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and the lecture will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored in conjunction with the University’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
Akbar will discuss the functioning of institutional and cultural racism, and how African Americans and other culturally alienated groups may effectively rise above these obstacles and affirm their creativity while accessing the benefits of these institutions.
Akbar has been called “one of the world’s preeminent psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African centered approach in modern psychology by Essence magazine.” He was a professor and administrator at Morehouse College in Atlanta and director of human development for the Nation of Islam in Chicago during the 1970s. He has been a member of the psychology faculty at Florida State University since 1979. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
He is the author and publisher of several books, including “Visions for Black Men” (1999), “Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery” (1999), “Know Thy Self” (1999) and The Community of Self” (1995). He is the CEO of Mind Production and Associates, a publishing and consulting firm.
Registration forms are available at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 105 Schine Student Center. Call 443-9676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.