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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.

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FALL 2018

Oct
15
Mon
“Artivism: Advocacy and Activism Through Art” Gallery Showing
Oct 15 – Oct 27 all-day
Oct
16
Tue
Drop In Counseling Hours @ WSC 360
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A licensed Counselor from the NCSU Counseling Center will be at the African American Cultural Center every Tuesday for walk-in appointments, consultations, and scheduling of appointments.

AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Historical, cultural and political examination of the dynamics of leadership in African American communities. Focus on structure of leadership in the context of gender, ideology, and style. Interdisciplinary examination of impact of leaders on broader American society.

Taught by Dr. Kanton T. Reynolds

African Diaspora Film Series- “Out in the Night”
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2018 Season of African American Cultural Center is entitled “The Issue of Blackness + _______________”

Our season will explore the intersections of Blackness with the concepts of freedom, voice, identity formation, and erasure. We will critically examine how the people from the African diaspora demonstrate agency and resistance against systems of oppression.

On Tuesday, October 16, the AACC, Africana Studies Department and GLBT Center will show a screening of “Out in the Night”.

The film chronicles the story of four African American lesbian women who are funneled through the criminal justice system after fighting against the men who were harassing them on the street. Following the film, engage in a conversation regarding the ways in which the intersections of race, gender identity and sexuality impact the ways marginalized communities interact with the criminal justice system.

Oct
17
Wed
Mate Masie Series: “Ethical Notions: An IRB Workshop for Researching African Descended Populations” @ Witherspoon 356
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ethical Notions: An IRB Workshop for Researching African Descended Populations”

Presenter: Jennie B. Ofstein, IRB Coordinator

Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art Opening Reception
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the GLBT Center and the African American Cultural Center for the opening reception of “Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art” Exhibit. Featuring work from local artists Gemynii and Jade, this exhibit showcases resistance, justice, activism and radical self-love through the medium of art. Open to NC State faculty, staff, students, and community members, this exhibit will be open from October 15th-October 27th in the African American Cultural Center Gallery.

New Kwanzaa Stamp to be Dedicated at NC State

New Kwanzaa Stamp to be Dedicated at NC State

The U.S. Postal Service has selected NC State’s African American Cultural Center as the national dedication site for the 2018 Kwanzaa postage stamp. On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend a ceremony on Harris Field, adjacent to Witherspoon Student Center.

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FALL 2018

Oct
15
Mon
“Artivism: Advocacy and Activism Through Art” Gallery Showing
Oct 15 – Oct 27 all-day
Oct
16
Tue
Drop In Counseling Hours @ WSC 360
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A licensed Counselor from the NCSU Counseling Center will be at the African American Cultural Center every Tuesday for walk-in appointments, consultations, and scheduling of appointments.

AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Historical, cultural and political examination of the dynamics of leadership in African American communities. Focus on structure of leadership in the context of gender, ideology, and style. Interdisciplinary examination of impact of leaders on broader American society.

Taught by Dr. Kanton T. Reynolds

African Diaspora Film Series- “Out in the Night”
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2018 Season of African American Cultural Center is entitled “The Issue of Blackness + _______________”

Our season will explore the intersections of Blackness with the concepts of freedom, voice, identity formation, and erasure. We will critically examine how the people from the African diaspora demonstrate agency and resistance against systems of oppression.

On Tuesday, October 16, the AACC, Africana Studies Department and GLBT Center will show a screening of “Out in the Night”.

The film chronicles the story of four African American lesbian women who are funneled through the criminal justice system after fighting against the men who were harassing them on the street. Following the film, engage in a conversation regarding the ways in which the intersections of race, gender identity and sexuality impact the ways marginalized communities interact with the criminal justice system.

Oct
17
Wed
Mate Masie Series: “Ethical Notions: An IRB Workshop for Researching African Descended Populations” @ Witherspoon 356
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ethical Notions: An IRB Workshop for Researching African Descended Populations”

Presenter: Jennie B. Ofstein, IRB Coordinator

Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art Opening Reception
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the GLBT Center and the African American Cultural Center for the opening reception of “Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art” Exhibit. Featuring work from local artists Gemynii and Jade, this exhibit showcases resistance, justice, activism and radical self-love through the medium of art. Open to NC State faculty, staff, students, and community members, this exhibit will be open from October 15th-October 27th in the African American Cultural Center Gallery.

NEWS AND EVENTS

2018 African Diaspora Film Series

2018 African Diaspora Film Series

The 2018 Season of African American Cultural Center is entitled “The Issue of Blackness + ___________.” Our season of offerings will explore the intersections of Blackness with the concepts of freedom, voice, identity formation, and erasure.

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Ujamaa Saturday: AfroPack

Ujamaa Saturday: AfroPack

As part of the AACC’s 2018 season themed, “The Issue of _______ “, AfroPack will explore the issues of Blackness + Black Joy + the policing of identity through clothing and movement.

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Mate Masie Series IRB Workshop

Mate Masie Series IRB Workshop

At this Mate Masie series workshop, learn strategies for ethical research involving Black and African descended populations with Jennie Ofstein, IRB Coordinator at NC State.

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IN THE ART GALLERY

“Art, Activism and Resistance”

Join us as we welcome the GLBT Center to host a workshop facilitated by Gemnyii, featured artist for the exhibit “Artivism: Advocacy and Activism through Art.” She will discuss how she uses her work to force audiences to critically think about blackness, representation and the body in a white supremacist capitalist patriarchial society.

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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.