Awendela Grantham, IRT ’05 shares commentary on new book

Grantham, AwendelaIRT alum shares commentary on her new book—The Africana Experience:  We’ve Come This Far.

“At Virginia Commonwealth University, I developed a more efficient way to engage undergraduates in my research. I wrote an educational textbook (an interactive eBook) called—The Africana Experience: We’ve Come This Far.” 


This is the book I wanted to read as an undergraduate!

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IRT’s Newest Initiative

photoHappy New Year! We are incredibly excited to see what the year will bring. This past fall the 2018 cohort completed applications to graduate school. We are proud of their work and have heard from many about their admissions news. In the meantime, IRT staff traveled on recruitment visits, supported students in the advisement process, and geared up for the launch of the IRT application and new blog.

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Reflections from Saudi Garcia, IRT ’14

On Friday, November 30, I stood in a room of about 70 Dominicans and Haitians in the East Harlem church that the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, occupied to provide health services to their community in 1969. For 40 minutes I shared the floor with my colleague, France François, a Haitian human rights activist and founder of In Cultured Company [ICC]. Together, we weaved the colonial and post-colonial stories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic into a tapestry of recognition and mutuality, rather than racial conflict. ICC was launched in 2018 to provides workshops, facilitations, and conflict resolution tools to Dominicans and Haitians both on and off the island.

ICC teamThe ICC team (L-R) Alexis Francisco, Saudi Garcia,
France François, and Cassandre Theano. (photo credit: Kim Toledo)

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