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About

The Center promotes collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative scholarship, expressive cultural and creative works, and programming that primarily focus on Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean. It seeks to establish reciprocal relationships with other academic units, centers, programs and community organizations and their constituents through community outreach. The Center's programs are open to faculty, students and staff, and the community at large.

For our various constituents we invite you to participate in our activities, which are designed to foster awareness and promote intellectual engagement about African and Black Diaspora Studies.

For the Community

We invite individuals and groups from the broader community to participate in intellectually stimulating programs designed to promote scholarship, research, creative and artistic expression of the Black Diaspora. Our programming involves guest speakers, the Annual Frederick Douglass and Frantz Fanon Lecture series, colloquia and conferences, book discussions, as well as film and video screenings that explore issues related to the culture and history of the Black Diaspora. Center activities are free and open to the public.

For DePaul Students

The Center's programming that features scholars, researchers and expressive artists whose work focuses on the Black Diaspora, complements and enhances the intellectual mission of the university. The guest lecturers, Distinguished lecture series, film and video screenings, and colloquia are designed to actively involve students in gaining a deeper understanding of issues related to the history and culture of the Black Diaspora, past and present. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the programming and activities of the Center which complement their academic work and relate to diverse fields of study.

For DePaul Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are encouraged to actively participate in intellectually engaging programs that promote and support scholarship, research, creative and artistic expression of the Black Diaspora. Our programming complements and enhances the intellectual mission of the university through the following activities: the Annual Frederick Douglass and Frantz Fanon Lecture series, guest speakers, the colloquia and conferences, film and video screenings, as well as book discussions that explore issues related to the culture and history of the Black Diaspora, past and present.