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Please click the title link to access the official response and statement from the AADS GSA Executive Board regarding the recent events of racial injustice, national uprising, and Black Lives Matter. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the AADS Graduate Student Association President, Tiffany Peacock, at

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African & African Diaspora Studies Steering Committee's Statement on the Global Response to the Death of George Floyd and the Persistent Crisis of State Violence:

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It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Valerie Patterson, clinical professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, has been named director of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at FIU.

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AADS is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our graduate programs for the 2021-2022 academic year! We offer a variety of graduate programs that are flexible and unique in their own ways. Please click here to read more about all our exciting graduate programs, including our Master of Arts in African & African Diaspora Studies, which can be completed online and on-campus! There are funding opportunities available.

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