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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.

2018/2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Young Alum Gives the Gift of Life

Young Alum Gives the Gift of Life

Back in 2015, while still a student, Harris signed up to be a bone marrow donor. She had learned of the opportunity through a friend, Park Scholar Adrienne Williams, ‘17.

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What’s Happening with Title IX?

What’s Happening with Title IX?

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education, led by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, issued proposed changes to Title IX that could affect how schools handle allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

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SPRING 2019

Aug
21
Wed
PEACE Church
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PEACE Bible Study is a weekly student led study filled with teaching, fellowship, and worship. Every Wednesday, PEACE welcomes all that are interested to join us at 6:45pm to get #GetFedTwice with food and a Word from God. PEACE Bible Study encourages students and the surrounding community to commune with fellow believers and grow in their faith walk. Feel free to contact us through email and for more information at peachchurchfam@gmail.com. You can also contact Miah Bryant, President, at mlbryan3@ncsu.edu.

Aug
22
Thu
Black Faculty & Grad Student Mixer @ 356 WSC
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mixer for Black faculty & grad students to meet potential collaborators and learn about resources the AACC has for support research.

This event is open to campus community.

Aug
23
Fri
“What’s on The Table?”
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the African American Cultural Center for a weekly chat session designed for members of the NC State Community to come together, share perspectives, offer support and discuss some of the week’s most pressing issues, in a safe and open environment that centers Blackness.

Aug
27
Tue
“Can Virtual Reality Help Cure Racism?” @ 356 WSC
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Over the last year Dr. Derek Ham and Dr. Alexandra Ivanovitch have been looking at new ways to engage communites and law enforcement on issues surrounding racial bias through immersive storytelling. Early prototypes of the project “trading places” have shown promising results in VR’s ability to communicate empathy and foster rich conversations between device communities. This talk will share with the community early lessons in this endeavor and invite the audience to engage in a community conversation about the issues at hand.

Open meeting (public)

Sep
5
Thu
Project Safe Workshop
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Project SAFE Workshop – as part of the GLBT Avocate Program
(Open Meeting)

Harambee!
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Swahili language, Harambeemeans “let us come together.” The African American Cultural Center’s annual Harambee celebration provides an opportunity for the community to join together at the start of the academic year.

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.

Below is a sampling of our programming from the past calendar year. For full details on 2019/2020 events, please check our calendar in August.

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.