Archives for January 2012

2/21 – BAC Heritage Award Reception

Celebrate Black Achievement with the BAC!!!

Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2012 Black Alumni Heritage Award reception honoring this year’s recipients Joe Brown ’66CC and Jerry Sherwin ’55CC. Special honoree introductions by Judge Joseph A. Greenaway ’78CC and Renan Pierre ’86CC, ’87SEAS.

A reception with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will follow the program. Please note, you must be 21 years and over to be served alcohol. No exceptions.

Feb 21, 2012

7:00PM – 9:00PM ET

Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street, 2nd floor

Register here:

In advance:
$5 Students
$20 BAC members
$25 Alumni/Guests

At the door:
$10 Students
$30 BAC members
$35 Alumni/Guests

RSVP by 5 p.m. on February 15 to receive the discounted price.

2/17 – NYC – “Panther Baby” – Meet the Author – Columbia Professor Jamal Joseph

hits bookstores 2/7/12

(PANTHER • POET •PROFESSOR• PRISONER • OSCAR NOMINEE) Professor Joseph will be making stops throughout the country for readings of his new book  Panther Baby. In Panther Baby, which will be released in February, Professor Joseph details what it meant to be a soldier inside the militant Black Panther movement. He recounts a harrowing, sometimes deadly imprisonment as he charts his path to manhood—a path which eventually brought him back to Columbia University.


Los Angeles, CA
Eso Won Books – 7:30pm, Thursday, February 9
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Seattle, WA
Town Hall co-sponsored by University Bookstore – 7:30pm, Monday, February 13
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Boise, ID
Rediscovered Bookshop – 7:30pm, Tuesday, February 14
7079 W Overland Road, Boise, ID 83709

Washington, DC
Politics & Prose – 7pm, Thursday, February 16
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

New York, NY
Columbia University Miller Theater – 6:30pm, Friday, February 17
2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Schomburg Center – 1pm, Saturday, March 3
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

Greenlight Bookstore – 7:30pm, Monday, February 27
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Hue Man Bookstore – 6pm, Monday, March 5
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027

KGB Bar – 7pm, Tuesday, March 6
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Free Library – 7:30pm, Tuesday, February 21
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Chicago, IL
Afri-Ware Books – 5pm, Wednesday, February 22
440 South Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Chicago Public Library – 6pm, Thursday, February 23
Herald Washington Library Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60615

Miami, FL
Books and Books – 8pm, Thursday, March 8
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Cables, FL 33134

Atlanta, GA
Eagle Eye Books – 1pm, Saturday, March 10
2076 N Decatur Road, Decatur, GA

2/10 – Harlem Fine Arts Show

Harlem Fine Arts Show – Opening Night Benefit, Reception and Exhibit
Hosted by restaurateur, B. Smith [Read more…]

1/21 – Los Angeles – BAC Networking, Art, and Wine at the Getty Center

Event Title:  Los Angeles: BAC Networking, Art, and Wine
Date:   Jan 21, 2012
Time:   6:30PM – 9:30PM
Location:   The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Meet at the entrance of the West Pavilion, Plaza Level no later than 6:50 p.m 

Description:   Let’s meet over wine and art at the Getty! We’ll take a stroll atop the city of LA as we network and explore all that the Getty has to offer. Bring your love for the arts as well as your business cards for this very tasteful event.Admission is free, cash bar. Parking is $10 after 5 p.m. All Alumni Welcome.

Registration link:

Questions, contact Courtney Wilkins at