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Africa & the Global World Conference

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University will hold its fourth biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 12th and 13th, 2018 at Oscar Ritchie Hall.  This year’s conference focuses on intersectionalities between approaches to resistance that various communities have historically deployed to confront systemic forms of dominance.

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Professor Linda James Myers, Director of the AAAS Community Extension Center, College of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty of the Department of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University.  Professor Myers specializes in psychology and culture; moral and spiritual identity development; healing practices and psychotherapeutic processes; and intersections of race, gender, and class.

In honoring creative approaches to survival and resistance this year’s conference will run concurrently with the annual Pan-African Festival, which will take place April 12-14, 2018. The festival activities will include,

Kent State’s own alumni Author and Publisher, Jameel Davis and his published work (April 14th),

free health and wellness workshops, art exhibitions, live performances, a Black Playwrights Showcase and a Pan-African Vendors Marketplace.


If you have questions or would like to learn more about the conference please contact Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference Committee.

Phone: 330-672-0035Email: dpas@kent.edu

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