The African and African American Studies Center organizes a number of different
activities throughout the year:
- Brown Bag Lecture Series.
- Summer Institute for K-12 schools – provides comprehensive
education in African and African American Studies to educators.
- Minority Business Workshop - promotes entrepreneurship and business
expansion through the offering of direct business consulting and educational
opportunities that address the human resources, management, technology,
capital formation, and infrastructure needs of the minority business
- Sankofa Tourism Network Project - provides tourism opportunities
to prospective tourists and local awareness of the importance of tourism.
- Annual Symposia
– African and African American Women’s Art Symposium - This symposium
provides a forum for Black women artists and scholars in Africa and the US to
discuss women’s contribution in the art field. It explores the synergies
among the theater, dance, music, and fine arts fields
– Congo Square Symposium - provides a forum for scholars and historians
to discuss and explore the Congo Square phenomena as it relates to the history
and politics of Slavery in Louisiana and America.
– Charles Frye Literary Symposium
- Diverse Social and Cultural events e.g. concert/drama, film, art
exhibit, poetry reading, and reception