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Estevanico: Tracing the Footsteps of a Remarkable African Explorer

History has recorded the name of Estevanico, as “the first great African man in America.” This man became a folk hero in the folklore of Spain and legend in New Spain. The conference aims to shed light on the incredible journey of Estevanico, who played a pivotal role in the exploration and mapping of the Americas during this era, despite facing unique challenges as an African slave. Artwork on display and live Moroccan music from Estevanico’s era will be available pre- and post-conference.

See the online flyer.RSVP here: https://forms.office.com/r/xgr2Ci2ngrSPEAKERS: Dr. Abdeslem El Idrissi ….…………………………………………….Welcome remarks and introduction of the symposium H.E. Abdelkader Jamoussi ………….………….………………… Unveiling the Forgotten Pioneers Dr. John T. Wing ………………….……………………….…………. Navigating the Early Iberian Atlantic Author Paul Schneider ………..……………………………………… Esteban the Moor: A Cultural Bridge in Indigenous North America Dr. Hsain Ilahiane …………………….………………………………. The First African Explorer of the American Southwest Dr. Anouar Majid ………………………………………………………….. Esteban the Moor and the Making of the Modern World Dr. Chouaib Halifi …………………………..………….…….……… The Transformation of Moroccan Novel Dr. Nouri Al-Jarrah ……………………………..……………………. The Narváez Expedition’s in Arabic Travel Literature H.E. Dr. Hassan Hami ……………………………………………… The Triangular Partnership Hon. Dr. Alfred B. Curtis, Jr .………….………………….……… Chair of Action and Planning Committee Organizers: The General Consulate of the Kingdom of Morocco; the Department of Biology and Center for Developmental Neuroscience; Department of History; Department of World Languages and Literatures; African and African Diaspora Studies Program; Black and Latino Urban Male Initiative; Center for Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development; Center for Global Engagement; and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sponsors: The College of Staten Island, The City University of New York; The General Consulate of the Kingdom of Morocco; College of Staten Island Student Government; and Royal Air Maroc

Category
Biology
Center for Global Engagement
Center for Teaching and Learning
CUNY Black Male Initiative
DEI
History
World Language and Literature
Date: Feb 20 2024 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island
1P
120
Phone: 718.982.4007
Admission
Free
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