Forrest Gump Panel

To kick off the College of Liberal Arts year long exploration of 1968: Moments of Change, we held a screening of Forrest Gump at the State Theater. Everyone received a box of chocolate when they came in and we followed the movie with a lively discussion!

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PSU African American Studies Wins Sawyer Seminar Grant from Mellon Foundation

Exciting news! A faculty group led by Dr. Cynthia Young, Head of the Department of African American Studies, (and including myself) was a awarded a multi year, $225,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Our Sawyer Seminar will center on "Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance".

Read more about it here:

Be on the look out for exciting programming coming soon!