Conference | Department of Pan-African Studies | Kent State University


Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference

More Information coming in November 2018 for the April 2020


Information about the April 2018 Conference 

Theme: "Intersectional Approaches to Survival: Legacies of Resistance"

Keynote address: April 12, 2018

Reception 5 pm Uumbaji Gallery room 134 Oscar Ritchie Hall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Linda James Myers

6 pm room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University will hold its fourth biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 12th and 13th, 2018.  This year's conference focuses on intersectionalities between approaches to resistance that various communities have historically deployed to confront systemic forms of dominance. 


This year's Keynote Speaker will be Professor Linda James Myers, Director of the AAAS Community Extension Center, College of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty of the Department of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University.  Professor Myers specializes in psychology and culture; moral and spiritual identity development; healing practices and psychotherapeutic processes; and intersections of race, gender, and class.  


In honoring creative approaches to survival and resistance this year's conference will run concurrently with our annual Pan-African Festival, which will take place April 12-14, 2018.  The festival activities will include free health and wellness workshops, art exhibitions, live performances, a Black Playwrights Showcase and a Pan-African Vendors Marketplace.


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If you have questions or would like to learn more about the conference please contact Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference Committee 

Phone: 330-672-0035