Scholar Technological Institute of Research, Inc.

LECTURES

Dr. Firpo Carr has been lecturing in behalf of Scholar Technological Institute of Research, Inc. for over 28 years. Various organizations invited Carr to speak on diverse subjects and issues. Presented herewith are many of the venues in which he lectured, listed chronologically. 


Lectures


Sponsoring Organization: African American Genealogy Society
Program Theme: "Black Liberation Theology"
Lecture Title: "Is Being One of Jehovah's Witnesses Liberating for the Black Man?" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Saturday, September 9, 1989
Location: Rented facility, Los Angeles, California (South-Central section)
Additional Panelist: Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammed, Spokesman for the Nation of Islam

Sponsoring Organization: Social Sciences Research Council
and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Program Theme: "Workshop on the Medieval East Slavic Culture"
Lecture Title: "Recent Developments in Archeography" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Sunday, June 3, 1990
Location: UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California


Other Participants: Henrik Birnbaum (UCLA); Paul Bushkovitch (Yale); Daniel Collins (UCLA); Jame Cracraft (Illinois/Chicago); Robert Crummey (UC Davis); Michael Flier (UCLA); Christian Hannick (Trier); Paul Hollingsworth (Falls Church); Norman Ingham (Chicago); Edward Keenan (Harvard); Michael Khodarkovsky (Kalamazoo); Valerie Kivelson (Michigan); Boris Kloss (ANSSSR/Moscow); Nancy Kollmann (Stanford); Gail Lenhoff (UCLA); Jakov Luria (ANSSSR/Leningrad); Robert Mathiesen (Brown); Georg Michels (Harvard); Eduard Muhle (Mainz); Hugh Olmsted (Harvard); Donald Ostrowski (Harvard); Daniel Rowland (Kentucky); Nancy Sevcenko (Cambridge, Mass.); Olga Strakhov (Harvard); Nina Ulff-Moller (Copenhagen); William Veder (Amsterdam); Daniel Waugh (Washington)

Sponsoring Organization: Black Student Union
Pasadena City College
Lecture Title: "Racism in the Dictionary?" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 1996
Location: Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California

Sponsoring Organization: Southwest College
Program Theme: "Mass Communications--Journalism"
Lecture Title: "Racism in the Dictionary?"
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 1996
Additional Panelist: Professor Jack Lagguth, School of Journalism, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California

Sponsoring Organization: Talking Drum
Lecture Title: "Is There Racism in the Dictionary?" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Friday, May 2, 1997
Location: The Good Life Health Food Restaurant, Los Angeles, California
(Special note: The Los Angeles Times Magazine in its May 31, 1998 issue identifies the Talking Drum organization as "a secretive local [L.A.] group" that conducts "meeting[s] at a health food store [The Good Life] on Crenshaw Boulevard" in Los Angeles. The same boulevard highlighted in John Singleton's landmark movie, "Boyz in da Hood." Local residents see Friday night meetings at the Good Life as a forum to air their views.)

Sponsoring Organization: Amen Ra Theological Seminary
Lecture Title: "Is There Racism in the Dictionary?" by Dr. Firpo Carr 
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 1997
Location: UCLA, Haines Hall, Los Angeles, California

Sponsoring Organization: Rotary International
Lecture Title: "Racism in the Dictionary?" by Dr. Firpo Carr 
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 1997
Location: Van Rotary Club, Van Nuys, California
(Special note: A letter to Dr. Firpo Carr, dated December 5, 1997, from Judi Rose of the Rotary Club said in part: "Thank you so much for coming to speak at the Van Nuys Rotary Club. I'm sure you could tell that your presentation was very well received and excited a lot of comment. I got very good reviews from several of my fellow Rotarians and all were sorry that there was not more time for your presentation. . . . Thank you again.")

Sponsoring Organization: USC Black Student Assembly
Lecture Title: "Racism in the Dictionary" by Dr. Firpo Carr 
Date: Friday, November 7, 1997
Location: University of South California, Los Angeles, California

Sponsoring Organization: The Intercollegiate Department of

Black Studies of the Claremont Colleges Annual Conference

Program Theme: "Outing Whiteness-Conference"
Lecture Title: "Racism and the Written Word" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Saturday, February 7, 1998
Location: Pomona College, Seaver Theater, Claremont California


Additional Panelists: Ann duCille, Department of Literature, UCSD; Robert Bernasconi, Department of Philosophy, The University of Memphis; Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze, Department of Philosophy, Bucknell University; Darrell Moore, Department of Philosophy, DePaul University; Greg Foster-Rice, Department of Art History, Northwestern University; Steven Nelson, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University; Joel Eisinger, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, Morris; Carl E. Briscoe, Jr., Ethnic Studies Program, California State University, Fresno; Kelly S. Ervin, Department of Comparative, American Cultures, Washington State University; Olufemi Taiwo, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago; Sarah Susannah Willie, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College; P. Gabrielle Foreman, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College; Elspeth Kydd, Department of Theatre, Film, & Video, University of Toledo; Frank K Saragosa, Department of English, Literature, Swarthmore College; Eve Oishi, Women's Studies, California State University, Long Beach.

Sponsoring Organization: Malik's Bookstore (Nation of Islam)
Program Theme: "Is There Racism in Hollywood?"
Lecture Title: "Is There Racism in Hollywood?" by Dr. Firpo Carr 
Date: Saturday, February 28, 1998
Location: The Vision Theatre, Los Angeles, California
Debaters: Larry Elder, Talk Show Host; Steven Cokely, Black Activist


(Special note: The Los Angeles Times Magazine covered the debate, and in its May 31, 1998 issue, the writer called Steven Cokely "a militant, dashiki-wearing conspiracy theorist on whether Hollywood and the mass media are racist." While the Times did not comment on Carr's speech prior to the debate, the Jewish Defense League's Irv Rubin, who was invited by Elder, gave Carr a standing ovation after the speech. As Carr passed him on the way back to his seat, Rubin shook his hand vigorously and said that it was an outstanding speech.)

Sponsoring Organization: Amen-Ra Theological Seminary
Lecture Title: "Black Bible, White Wish: Racism in the Scriptures?" by Dr. Firpo Carr
Date: Saturday, May 16, 1998
Location: UCLA, Haines Hall, Los Angeles, California

Sponsoring Organization: Malik's Bookstore (Nation of Islam)
Program Theme: "Homosexuality in the Black Community"
Panel Discussion (including F. Carr)
Date: Saturday, June 27, 1998
Location: The Vision Theater, Los Angeles, California


Additional Panelists: Two Baptist ministers, two Black activists, one Black lesbian priestess and educator, one "same-sex-loving" (homosexual) Black man.

Sponsoring Organization: Talking Drum
Lecture Title: "Black Bible, White Wish--Racism in the Scriptures?" by Dr. Firpo Carr 
Date: Friday, July 24, 1998
Location: The Good Life Health Food Restaurant, Los Angeles, California


(Special note: The Los Angeles Times Magazine in its May 31, 1998 issue identifies the Talking Drum organization as "a secretive local [L.A.] group" that conducts "meeting[s] at a health food store [The Good Life] on Crenshaw Boulevard" in Los Angeles. The same boulevard highlighted in John Singleton's landmark movie, "Boyz in da Hood." Local residents see Friday night meetings at the Good Life as a harmless forum to air their views.)


Sponsoring Organization: Castle Mont High School

Lecture Title: "Wicked Words: Poisoned Minds--Racism in the Dictionary"

Thursday, November 4, 2004
A.M./Afternoon presentations
Oakland, CA


Sponsoring Organization: Merrit College

Lecture Title: "Wicked Words: Poisoned Minds--Racism in the Dictionary"

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Evening presentation

Oakland, CA


Sponsoring Organizations:
McClymonds High School

Lecture Title: "Wicked Words: Poisoned Minds--Racism in the Dictionary"

Berkeley High School
Friday, November 5, 2004
A.M./Evening presentation
Berkeley, CA


Sponsoring Organization: Wose Community Church
LECTURE/Book Signing

(This entry is also listed under "Book Signings.")
Sunday, November 7, 2004

Berkeley, CA


Sponsoring Organizations:
Afrikan Poetry Theatre (John Watusi Branch)
CEMOTAP (Betty Dopson)
Sunday, December 12, 2004 (4:00 P.M.)
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
176-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York
Dr. Carr will show rare video footage of Black
Holocaust victims; will lecture and do a reading.
Admission: $10 (Limited Seating)