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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

Nov
13
Tue
AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Nov 13 @ 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

Nov
14
Wed
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Faculty & Undergrad Table Talk @ WSC 356
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered why research matters in the “real world”? Come talk with our faculty panelists from engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences about the reasons they do their work and the impact they are making on communities.

Nov
16
Fri
AACC – What’s On The Table
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AACC - What's On The Table

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.

Nov
19
Mon
Senior Design Install
Nov 19 – Dec 7 all-day
AACC Dissertation Writing Group @ Witherspoon 356
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
AACC Dissertation Writing Group @ Witherspoon 356

The AACC will host a weekly workshop for writers of doctoral dissertations and masters theses open to students from all colleges and departments. We will focus on the practical aspects of completing a long-term research project, including maintaining writing momentum, overcoming obstacles to completion, and responding to committee feedback. Contact smford4@ncsu.edu for more information.

The Shop @ WSC 356
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Shop, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression. For more information, contact Bradford Hill, M.Ed, LPCA, NCC (bahill2@ncsu.edu)

FALL 2018

Nov
13
Tue
AFS 344: Leadership in African American Communities
Nov 13 @ 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

Nov
14
Wed
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Faculty & Undergrad Table Talk @ WSC 356
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Have you ever wondered why research matters in the “real world”? Come talk with our faculty panelists from engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences about the reasons they do their work and the impact they are making on communities.

Nov
16
Fri
AACC – What’s On The Table
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
AACC - What's On The Table

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.

Nov
19
Mon
Senior Design Install
Nov 19 – Dec 7 all-day
AACC Dissertation Writing Group @ Witherspoon 356
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
AACC Dissertation Writing Group @ Witherspoon 356

The AACC will host a weekly workshop for writers of doctoral dissertations and masters theses open to students from all colleges and departments. We will focus on the practical aspects of completing a long-term research project, including maintaining writing momentum, overcoming obstacles to completion, and responding to committee feedback. Contact smford4@ncsu.edu for more information.

The Shop @ WSC 356
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Shop, sponsored by the Student Health Center and the African American Cultural Center, is a space for African American men to come together in support of one another around issues faced by men of color on the NC State campus. The group promotes authenticity, empowerment, respect, peace and free expression. For more information, contact Bradford Hill, M.Ed, LPCA, NCC (bahill2@ncsu.edu)

NEWS AND EVENTS

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

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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Drop In Counseling

Drop In Counseling

During the academic year, AACC hosts walk-in hours with every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm with a counselor from the Counseling Center.

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IN THE ART GALLERY

“Art, Activism and Resistance”

Visit the African American Cultural Center Gallery through October 27, 2018 to take in the works of artists Gemynii, 2018 artist-in-residence with the Durham Art Guild, and Jade Wilson that embody resistance, justice, activism and radical self-love.

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.