The West African Masquerade Society with co-sponsorship from AADS will be hosting the YAMI Appreciation Hunting Masquerade(AWO) Play on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8:30 PM until 2:00 AM at the Bayview Ballroom in the Wolfe Center on the Biscayne Bay Campus of FIU.
Dr. Andrea Queeley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies was invited to be a panel discussant for The African Roots of Cuban Culture: Artistic and Religious Expressions on November 20. This symposium at the Frost Art Museum will delve into the mysterious and fascinating history of the influence of African culture and religions on the Cuban people and their institutions over the past several hundred years, right up to present day.
Rawle Gibbons and “Lord Relator” literally brought down the house with their stirring tributes to both Eric Williams and The Mighty Sparrow at the 15th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture on October 18th. The event was held at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus as part of its African & African Diaspora Studies Program Distinguished Africana Scholars Lecture Series.
Federico Pita, Founding President of the Afro-Argentine organization called the Diáspora Africana en la Argentina (DIAFAR) will be giving his lecture "Black Political Activism in Argentina: A Contemporary Perspective from the DIAFAR Experience" on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5 PM in GL 220.
The 7th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture will be in the Panther Suite located inside of the Graham Center on the Modesto Maidique Campus of FIU at 3:00 PM. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Forster, Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) based in Banjul, The Gambia.
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Labor Center, Room 304
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199