November 20: Black Consciousness Day in Brazil

The Department of African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) with support from the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host a panel in honor of Black Consciousness Day in Brazil on November 20th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room at UWM’s Student Union. Three Brazilian scholars will discuss their research on Afro-Brazilian media and education. Dr. Sales Augusto dos Santos and Dr. Ivonete da Silva Lopes are visiting scholars in AADS at UWM and Dr. Alexandra Lima da Silva is a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne. … Continue Reading »

DAADS Seminar Series | Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes

Please join us for a special presentation of the Department of African and African Diaspora Seminar Series, “Building an Equitable Wisconsin for African Americans,” by Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes. The seminar will take place in the Garden Room at UWM’s Alumni House, Friday, October 11th, 2019,12:30-1:30 pm, followed by a reception. RSVP Required. … Continue Reading »

DAADS Seminar Series | A Grand Sisterhood

Please join us at the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies Seminar this Friday, September 27th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm in the Winston Van Horne Conference Room, located in Mitchell Hall, room 206. Dr. Sara VanderHaagen will present, “A Grand Sisterhood: Black American Women’s Rhetorics of Commemoration and Agency at the World’s Congress of Representative Women, 1893.” … Continue Reading »

DAADS Seminar Series | From the Center of Afro-American Culture to the Department of Africology: Black Studies at UWM

Please join us for a special 50th Anniversary presentation of the African and African Diaspora Studies Seminar Series by Dalila Negreiros (PhD Student, African & African Diaspora Studies), with additional prerecorded material by Toni Johns (PhD Student, Urban Studies). The seminar will take place on April 26th, 2019 in the Winston Van Horne Conference Room, Mitchell Hall 206, from 12:30-1:30pm. … Continue Reading »

Celebrate 50 Years of Black Studies at UWM

Please join us on April 25th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Black Studies at UW-Milwaukee. The event will be held in the Union-Wisconsin Room and include a keynote presentation from esteemed alumna and Harvard University Professor, Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, as well as a panel discussion with Dr. Dan Burrell (student activist and first director of the Center for Afro-American Culture), Dr. Clayborn Benson, (UWM alumn and director of the Wisconsin Black Historial Society), and Dr. Charmane Perry (graduate of the department’s PhD program). … Continue Reading »

Journey the Atlantic/Via Jando El Atlantico

Friday, April 12, 2019, Bembé youth will have their biggest show of the year, entertaining, inspiring and educating the public on Afro-Latino history, through the medium of drum and dance. There is no other event like this in Wisconsin where teaching and embracing the African roots of Latino culture is the central focus, and represented by youth and adults together. The show is free and family-friendly.… Continue Reading »