The Center for African Studies presents "Pan African Voices in the Era of BLM: Intergenerational Diasporans speak on their experiences in America". The term ‘African Diaspora’ naturally applies to all those who emigrated from the continent over the course of history. The experiences of those who were brought to America as slaves, as well as their modern-day descendants, are unique from those who have come as immigrants and refugees. At times there appears to be a dearth of shared experience and even tension between different generations of Diasporans. Yet America’s civil rights movement and Africa’s decolonization struggles have always had many parallels as well as differences. How does today’s Black Lives Matter resonate for more recent Diasporans from a historical perspective and for today’s black youth with strong cultural ties to Africa? This event will provide a discussion among a number of Ohio faculty, students, and alumnae about the links between the African Diasporas and the contemporary moment. Panelists will include: Dr. Lupenga Mphande (AAAS, OSU); Dr. Randy Quaye (Black Studies, Ohio Wesleyan U); Teresa Temu, MA (African Studies scholar); Fairuz Ali (OSU alumnae); and Emmanuel & Keji Latio (current OSU students).
This event is part of the Area Studies Centers' Diversity Speaker Series. It is sponsored by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of International Affairs, and the area studies centers. To see the full schedule of events, please click here.
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