Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures and Experience
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9 am – 5 pm
Elliot University Center

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program will host its annual conference on February 22, 2017 in the Elliot University Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We are currently accepting abstracts to present at our Expo!

This year’s theme is: Black America in the 21st Century

We welcome abstracts that respond to the conference theme and its relationships with Black Communities from undergraduate and graduate students. Abstracts that include panel presentations of 3-4 people, collaborative presentations between students & faculty/mentors and individual abstracts are encouraged. The deadline to submit an abstract is December 6, 2016.

Examples of Topics to Present On (but Not Limited Towards these selections):

  • Activism and Social Media
  • #BlackLivesMatter movement
  • Civil Protests Across the Nation (e.g. events in Charlotte, Milwaukee and other major cities in the US)
  • African American Successes in the Rio Olympics
  • Policing and Black Communities in the U.S. and abroad
  • Black Trans Identities
  • African Americans & the LGBT Movement
  • Community Growth through Performance Art
  • Race and Education
  • Social Justice
  • Slavery Narratives
  • Global / International Diasporas
  • History of the Diaspora
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Literature & Justice
  • Health Initiatives
  • Social Change in African American Communities

Literary Cafe
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6 pm
EUC Kirkland Room

You are welcome to perform a spoken-word presentation or performance during our Literary Cafe event that takes place at 6 pm in the EUC Kirkland Room after CACE has ended. If you are interested in being a part of the Literary Cafe, please contact us at!

Apply to Present!

Abstracts are now being accepted up until December 6, 2016. Please send a 150-word abstract and a 50-word bio, including name, major, and university affiliation to


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