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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

Feb
20
Wed
Peace Church
Feb 20 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Gallery Colorism Lecture
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SOC 295 class lecture on colorism hosted by Scholar Activist in Residence, Chaniqua Simpson.
(Closed meeting)

Mate Masie Series: Faculty Research Talk
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dr. Christopher Travers of the School of Education will present his research, “Mapping Mindset and Masculinities Among Black Men In College.”

Feb
23
Sat
Blacks in Wax Live Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Blacks in Wax Live Museum allows the untold stories of our ancestors to be portrayed in front of audiences of all ages and backgrounds. All 3 floors of Witherspoon Student Center will be used as an African American history story book for guests to interact with.

Feb
24
Sun
CSA General Body Meeting @ WSC 356
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSA meeting for general body to plan future events.
(Open event to campus community)

Feb
27
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Mate Masie Faculty Research Talk

Mate Masie Faculty Research Talk

Mate Masie Faculty Research Talk Dr. Christopher Travers, Teaching Assistant Professor of Higher Education, will present on his research in a talk entitled, "Mapping Mindset and Masculinities Among Black Men in College." Thursday, February 21at 6PM in...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb
20
Wed
Peace Church
Feb 20 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Gallery Colorism Lecture
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SOC 295 class lecture on colorism hosted by Scholar Activist in Residence, Chaniqua Simpson.
(Closed meeting)

Mate Masie Series: Faculty Research Talk
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dr. Christopher Travers of the School of Education will present his research, “Mapping Mindset and Masculinities Among Black Men In College.”

Feb
23
Sat
Blacks in Wax Live Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Blacks in Wax Live Museum allows the untold stories of our ancestors to be portrayed in front of audiences of all ages and backgrounds. All 3 floors of Witherspoon Student Center will be used as an African American history story book for guests to interact with.

Feb
24
Sun
CSA General Body Meeting @ WSC 356
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CSA meeting for general body to plan future events.
(Open event to campus community)

Feb
27
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

IN THE ART GALLERY

The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies

Join the NC State Women’s Center and the African American Cultural Center for the Spring 2019 Exhibition “The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies”. Counternarratives displayed are the written and visual art of NC State students, staff, and faculty. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required.Invitation forthcoming.

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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.

Blacks in Wax Live Museum

Blacks in Wax Live Museum

The African American Cultural Center, in collaboration with AYA Ambassadors, presents the 2019 Blacks in Wax Live Museum! The Blacks in Wax Live Museum provides our community the opportunity to allow history to come to life as we reenact moments in African American history for the community’s education and entertainment. This year, we are opening this opportunity to students, alumni, faculty, staff and their children.

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Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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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.