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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.

FEATURED EVENT

African Diaspora Film Series

African Diaspora Film Series

Following the success of last month’s Chasing Trane documentary showings about John Coltrane, the African American Cultural Center has partnered with Africana Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies to reinstate their film series, which will feature several screenings and discussions of relevant films and documentaries related to the African diaspora. First developed in 2001, the film series ran until 2013, serving as a way for to raise awareness and knowledge around Black identity, culture and politics. The film series also helps to increase collaborations with faculty and staff and provides a way to interact with the community. Given the current political and racial climate, the film series will screen films that relate to current discussions and debates around race, politics, protests and racial ideology.

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FALL 2017

Oct
24
Tue
AACC presents “NOW: Conversations on Race, Voting & Power”
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The AACC presents “NOW: Conversations on Race, Voting & Power”

Moderated by an NCSU scholar, the evening’s discussion will be led by Gilda Daniels, a voting rights expert and former Deputy Chief in the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section. She served in both the Clinton and Bush administrations and is currently a professor of law at the University of Baltimore Law School. http://www.gildadaniels.com/

NOW is presented in association with the Black Male Initiative and co-sponsored by Paul’s Barbershop (Knightdale, NC) and The Bar Ber Shop (Raleigh, NC).

Oct
25
Wed
Screening: Footprints of Pan Africanism w Shirikiana Gerima
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

–Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department in partnership with the African American Cultural Center

–Q&A with film’s director Shirikiana Gerima

The documentary ­­Footprints of Pan-Africanism revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and cultural revolution. Footprints ultimately celebrates the challenges young generations continue to pose to those who have yet to pick up the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers. Co-presented with Africa-America Institute.

Screening: Footprints of Pan Africanism w Shirikiana Gerima
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

–Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department in partnership with the African American Cultural Center

–Q&A with film’s director Shirikiana Gerima

The documentary ­­Footprints of Pan-Africanism revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and cultural revolution. Footprints ultimately celebrates the challenges young generations continue to pose to those who have yet to pick up the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers. Co-presented with Africa-America Institute.

Oct
27
Fri
AACC presents Ujamaa Fridays
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Traditionally held the 4th Friday of the month and sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Ujamaa Fridays offer NC State University students, local college students and community members the opportunity to purchase literature, NPHC paraphernalia, posters, arts, clothing, jewelry, hair care and wellness products that reflect Pan African culture and history or entrepreneurialship

What’s On The Table
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
2
Thu
Love Jones: 20th Anniversary Screening & Talk Back @ African American Cultural Center
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
African Diaspora Film Series

African Diaspora Film Series

Following the success of last month’s Chasing Trane documentary showings about John Coltrane, the African American Cultural Center has partnered with Africana Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies to reinstate their film series, which will feature several screenings and discussions of relevant films and documentaries related to the African diaspora. First developed in 2001, the film series ran until 2013, serving as a way for to raise awareness and knowledge around Black identity, culture and politics. The film series also helps to increase collaborations with faculty and staff and provides a way to interact with the community. Given the current political and racial climate, the film series will screen films that relate to current discussions and debates around race, politics, protests and racial ideology.

read more

FALL 2017

Oct
24
Tue
AACC presents “NOW: Conversations on Race, Voting & Power”
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The AACC presents “NOW: Conversations on Race, Voting & Power”

Moderated by an NCSU scholar, the evening’s discussion will be led by Gilda Daniels, a voting rights expert and former Deputy Chief in the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division, Voting Section. She served in both the Clinton and Bush administrations and is currently a professor of law at the University of Baltimore Law School. http://www.gildadaniels.com/

NOW is presented in association with the Black Male Initiative and co-sponsored by Paul’s Barbershop (Knightdale, NC) and The Bar Ber Shop (Raleigh, NC).

Oct
25
Wed
Screening: Footprints of Pan Africanism w Shirikiana Gerima
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

–Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department in partnership with the African American Cultural Center

–Q&A with film’s director Shirikiana Gerima

The documentary ­­Footprints of Pan-Africanism revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and cultural revolution. Footprints ultimately celebrates the challenges young generations continue to pose to those who have yet to pick up the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers. Co-presented with Africa-America Institute.

Screening: Footprints of Pan Africanism w Shirikiana Gerima
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

–Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department in partnership with the African American Cultural Center

–Q&A with film’s director Shirikiana Gerima

The documentary ­­Footprints of Pan-Africanism revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and cultural revolution. Footprints ultimately celebrates the challenges young generations continue to pose to those who have yet to pick up the baton of the great Pan-African dreamers. Co-presented with Africa-America Institute.

Oct
27
Fri
AACC presents Ujamaa Fridays
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Traditionally held the 4th Friday of the month and sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Ujamaa Fridays offer NC State University students, local college students and community members the opportunity to purchase literature, NPHC paraphernalia, posters, arts, clothing, jewelry, hair care and wellness products that reflect Pan African culture and history or entrepreneurialship

What’s On The Table
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
2
Thu
Love Jones: 20th Anniversary Screening & Talk Back @ African American Cultural Center
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Film Screening: Moonlight

Film Screening: Moonlight

Join the GLBT Center along with the African American Cultural Center as we view the film and discuss the representation of black queer masculinity in film, media and our cultural consciousness. About Moonlight: This drama charts the life of a black gay...

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Be:tween Words: Brandan Odums Exhibit

Be:tween Words: Brandan Odums Exhibit

Join us at our fall gallery opening, Be:tween Words, an exhibit of work from visual artist and filmmaker Brandan 'BMike' Odums. Using mediums such as spray paint and acrylic paint, Odum's work depicts Black life in New Orleans, telling stories of...

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Ujamaa Fridays

Ujamaa Fridays

The cooperative economics of building, maintaining and supporting our own stores establishments and businesses is the cornerstone foundation behind Ujamaa Fridays at the Cultural Center.  Vendors can be found throughout Witherspoon and the African American Cultural...

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What’s on the Table

What’s on the Table

Join us at our weekly living room chat, held in the African American Cultural center lounge. This weekly meet-up is designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspective, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most...

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NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.