AADS Co-sponsors Black History Month Banner Image

A month of exciting and informative events are slated in celebration of Black History Month at UNCG.

The African American & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, is co-sponsoring the following events with other UNCG campus organizations and services:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Black History Month Kick Off
Maple Room, Elliott University Center
11:00 am until 2:00 pm

Come see what many of the programs and organizations at UNCG have to offer and participate in activities. Meet some students from the African American & Diaspora Studies student club. Food will be provided.

Co-sponsored with the Office of Intercultural Engagement, Campus Activities & Programs, Black Graduate Student Association, Neo-Black Society, National Pan-Hellenic Council, African Student Union, and the Black Faculty and Staff Association.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AADS Open House
349 Curry Building
3:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Come visit AADS and meet our faculty, staff, and students. Receive information about majoring and minoring, events, becoming an affiliated faculty member, co-sponsoring, and more. Refreshments will be provided.


 Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wilmington on Fire Poster“Wilmington on Fire” Film Screening and Student Seminar

Student Seminar
Kirkland Room, Elliott University Center
11:00 am until 12:00 pm

Film Screening
Elliott University Center Auditorium
5:30 pm until 7:30 pm

Join us for the screening of Christopher Everett’s “Wilmington on Fire” documentary that provides a present-day look at the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and the demand for legal action that followed. Mr. Everett will have a seminar with students to discuss topics related to the screening.

Co-sponsored with the Office of Intercultural Engagement, Campus Activities & Programs, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, and the History Department.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Get Ready for the CACE Workshop
231 Curry Building (MacDonald Room)
1:30 pm until 3:00 pm

This is an interactive workshop to prepare students to present at academic conferences. Drop by and get some good pointers on presenting your research or work for CACE or another conference.

 Workshop facilitator: Erin Ellis, Assistant Director of the University Speaking Center
Moderator: Dr. Cerise L. Glenn, Director – African-American & African Diaspora Studies Program

 Co-sponsored with the University Speaking Center and the Department of Communication Studies.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CACE 2017
(Conference on African-American & African Diasporic Culture and Experience)
Elliott University Center (Various Locations)
9:00 am until 6:00 pm

Attend this day-long conference on “Black America in the 21st Century”. CACE will feature presentations from UNCG students and faculty and many other universities. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit the CACE 2017 event page.

Literary Café
Claxton Room, Elliott University Center
6:00 pm

Come listen to poets and spoken word performances about the state of Black America in the 21st Century. Please register for the Literary Café when you register for CACE. Registration and RSVP for the luncheon is free. Space is limited for the luncheon, so register early! Please register online to be part of an amazing conference!


Download the Black History Month Flyer
Download the CACE 2017 Flyer