Community and national outreach are an integral part of the Center’s activities and include programming for K-12 schools, post secondary educators and students as well as for business, media, government and the general public. The Center’s outreach activities are organized jointly with relevant campus and community organizations to increase public knowledge about Black people in Louisiana, the United States, and the African Diaspora and also to enhance the broader community’s understanding of African peoples and cultures. The Center’s outreach program is exceptionally active and in our effort to expand and improve on the quality of our outreach programming, we have formed a 15 member Outreach Advisory Council that includes representatives from various academic and community groups to strengthen ties between Africana Studies on campus and the broader community. The Council is a vital part of the Center’s ability to flourish in the New Orleans community.