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.