AADS 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 »

Seminar | Kwame Abe, Akan Highwayman

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee alumni Dr. Ben Wendorf (PhD African & African Diaspora Studies ’16, MA History ’10) will present his research “Kwame Abe, Akan Highwayman,” on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Winston Van Horne Conference Room, Mitchell Hall 206.… Continue Reading »