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Click on the title link to view the recording of our 10th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon- Brownstones to Beloved: Diasporic Crossings in the Works of Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall which took place on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 from 6.00-8.00 PM with keynote speaker Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies.

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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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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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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 tpeac001@fiu.edu.

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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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AADS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our graduate programs for the 2020-2021 academic year! We offer a variety of graduate programs that are flexible and unique in their own ways. There are funding opportunities available.

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The Gambian American Foundation (GAF) is looking for the donation of new or gently used hardback and paperback books, from levels K-12 and beyond. We are looking for all kinds of child, adolescent, and adult fiction and non-fiction books. Please, kindly drop your book donations at the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Labor Center, third floor. For Further details, please e-mail Mariama Jaiteh at mjaiteh@fiu.edu.

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Dr. Hilary Jones was recently awarded the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Award for the Africa Regional Research Program in Senegal. The award will allow her to conduct fieldwork in Senegal for her book manuscript, “From Senegal to the French Antilles: West Africa and the Making of the French Atlantic World.” This was in addition to the two prestigious Fellowships she received in the spring. Please click for more information.

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Dr. Danielle Clealand's book The Power of Race in Cuba: Racial Ideology and Black Consciousness During the Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2017) has won another award! The book recently earned The W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

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the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars now has a YouTube channel! Please click on the title above to learn more about membership and the current graduate student contest.

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