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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.

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.

2017/2018 HIGHLIGHTS

NC State Community Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

NC State Community Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Join the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs for NC State’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on January 16-17. 2018. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The Power of Voice.” Headliner Benjamin Jealous, civil and human rights leader, former NAACP president, venture capitalist and author, will present: “The Forgotten Origins of Consequences of Race in America,” January 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Stewart Theatre.

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Join the African American Cultural Center at Kwanzaa

Join the African American Cultural Center at Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated by many people of the African diaspora. Its history is rooted in Black Liberation struggles of the 20th century – a time when many Black Americans were fighting for political, economic, social and cultural freedom.

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Through My Lenses: Black Panther

Through My Lenses: Black Panther

Austin Butler, communications intern in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and a senior in values, technology and society, provides her thoughts on Black Panther (2018).

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SUMMER 2018

Jul
7
Sat
NC Black Storytellers Association Meeting @ African American Cultural Center Library
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., NCABS, promotes and perpetuates the art of Black Storytelling, an art form that embodies the history and cultures of Africans and African Americans, especially those in North Carolina.

NCABS preserves, protects, and passes on the historical truths, folklore, legends, myths, and fables important to African American traditions.

NCABS members represent the entire state of North Carolina. They hail from the Smokey Mountains to the Outer Banks, and enjoy many professions. They are teachers, ministers, parents, musicians, drummers, librarians, flight attendants, students and even retirees! The group frequently performs around the state at schools and local public librarians for Juneteenth and Kwanzaa, at festivals, conferences and symposiums, and for civic celebrations and family events.

Black Storytelling: LIVE @ African American Cultural Center Library
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
4
Sat
NC Black Storytellers Association Meeting @ African American Cultural Center Library
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., NCABS, promotes and perpetuates the art of Black Storytelling, an art form that embodies the history and cultures of Africans and African Americans, especially those in North Carolina.

NCABS preserves, protects, and passes on the historical truths, folklore, legends, myths, and fables important to African American traditions.

NCABS members represent the entire state of North Carolina. They hail from the Smokey Mountains to the Outer Banks, and enjoy many professions. They are teachers, ministers, parents, musicians, drummers, librarians, flight attendants, students and even retirees! The group frequently performs around the state at schools and local public librarians for Juneteenth and Kwanzaa, at festivals, conferences and symposiums, and for civic celebrations and family events.

Black Storytelling: LIVE @ African American Cultural Center Library
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
9
Thu
WAKE COUNTY STEM STUDENTS – Orientation to AACC @ AACC Library
Aug 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Amber McGregor wrote:
I hope you are doing well. I am emailing because each summer we host a mini-orientation for our students to learn about the services and offices at NC State. We would love to have your staff members come to present to our students about the African American Cultural Centers, the Library, Gallery, and services. The date is Thursday, August 9th from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm in the Cultural Center Library if possible.

Aug
17
Fri
AACC – What’s On The Table
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Held weekly in the AACC living room lounge.  This weekly meet-up is a chat session designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspective, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most pressing issues, in a safe and open environment.