Importance of Africana Studies topic of ‘Dessert with the Experts’
JOHNSON CITY (Sept. 2, 2020) – “The Importance of Africana Studies in a Rapidly Changing World” is the topic to be addressed in “Dessert with the Experts,” a virtual alumni event sponsored by East Tennessee State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
During this event, faculty experts from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences will share their knowledge over dessert with alumni of the college and other participants. For a fun twist, the experts will provide their favorite dessert recipes for participants to make ahead of time and enjoy during the event, or to try later.
Over a helping of his favorite dessert, strawberry ice cream, Dr. Daryl Carter will discuss the importance of African Americans, equality and inclusion. “Africana Studies sits at the academic forefront of ETSU's efforts to educate students, faculty, staff and the community about the importance of diversity in the 21st century,” he said.
Carter, who is serving as interim director of ETSU’s Africana Studies Program, is a professor in the university’s Department of History. He earned his B.S. in political science and M.A. in history from ETSU and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Memphis, and joined the university faculty in 2008. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Brother Bill: President Clinton and the Politics of Race and Class.”
Participants may join the Sept. 8 “Dessert with the Experts” using Zoom meeting ID 978 6930 5559 and passcode 878613.
“Dessert with the Experts” will continue to be held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month through at least November. It is hosted by the ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Office.