OVERVIEW

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 community
  • 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