Events

Black Bag Speaker Series: Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join Black Studies for its speaker series with Mat Johnson, professor at the University of Oregon and author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books incognegro, Incognegro: Renaissance, Dark rain and Right State. He is a recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 | 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 328/9

Light refreshments will be served

The mission of the Black Bag Speaker Series is to create a place where scholars, artists, community organizations and activists whose work focuses on issues related to the communities of Black and African people in Portland and the nation can engage in critical insightful discussions with the Portland State University community. Since 2006, the Black Studies Department, through various collaborations with the Multicultural Center, Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Academic Affairs, has conducted over 30 Black Bag Speaker Series events. The series has addressed such areas as sexuality, health, education, poetry and art, criminal justice, community organizing, history, labor, politics, slavery and many other areas.