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WELCOME TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

The African American Cultural Center is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Women’s Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

 

Event Highlights Legacy, Work of African American Cultural Center

It takes some time to explore the African American Cultural Center. Colorful Afrocentric art adorns the gallery walls on the second floor. The library contains more than 7,000 titles by and about people of African descent. On the third floor, a large piece of art featuring historical icons — among them Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X and Sojourner Truth — greets visitors at the double doors. There are offices, meeting rooms, places to study and an open area with sofas and lounge chairs that invites visitors to hang out.

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FALL 2018

Jan
27
Mon
Caribbean Student Association @ WSC Living Room
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

General body meetings for CSA
(Open Meeting)

Jan
30
Thu
Civil Rights Trip Meeting @ WSC 356
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting with students who will be attending a civil rights trip with University Housing.
(Closed meeting/event)

Feb
1
Sat
Technician 100th Open House @ WSC 356
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Informal gathering with food & fellowship for visisting Technician Alumni
(Open to Campus Community)

Feb
2
Sun
ASU Panel Discussion @ WSC 356
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Students will sit in groups and attempt to design a New Africa, and discuss what was created.
(Open meeting/event)

Feb
6
Thu
NPHC General Body Meeting
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NPHC General Body Meeting
(Closed Event)

Feb
7
Fri
BGSA First Fridays @ WSC 356
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Monthly general body meeting.
Open to campus community

THIS FALL

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

During Fall 2019, the African American Cultural Center will embark on an investigation of the cultural meanings of home and story-telling with our theme for the year, “Stories of Home: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Blackness Locally and Globally.” We are excited to begin the semester with our annual Harambee! ceremony and dinner on September 5. Swahili for “Let us come together,” Harambee! is our official Harambee Dancer 2018welcome to new and returning students and an opportunity to share wisdom and inspiration within our community.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

IN THE ART GALLERY

Mental States

Mental States examines the realities of mental health and Blackness in our society. See the artist’s statement below. 

“I have the natural urge to create art from the inside out; to make visible the hidden feelings, attitudes, and functionings of everyday life that are influenced by illnesses or traumatic events.  Without proper treatment, a person’s mental and physical health can fluctuate, causing substantial changes. These changes create a feeling of desolation that not only affects the individual in the composition, but also the world around them. This dystopia is the subject matter of my art.”

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Check out our upcoming events as well as the latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest and NC State News.

GET INVOLVED

One of the main functions of the African American Cultural Center is to help students connect and form community. The staff of the AACC advises and supports student organizations, coordinates a network for faculty and staff, and keeps alumni engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus. For full details about the recurring Center events below, please check our calendar.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.