Past Events

Race & Sports 2024

Ken Shropshire, William C. Rhoden
Apr 25, 2024 at -

The Race and Sports event returned in 2024 thanks to a partnership between the Wharton Coalition for Equity and Opportunity, the Center for Africana Studies, and the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (…

African Languages & Culture Day 2024

Apr 24, 2024 at -

Come and experience the beauty and hospitality of African cultures through songs, skits, dance, poems and delicious cuisine!

Diaspora Lecture Series: The Parable of Blueberries: Radical Black Ecology in Practice

Chérie Rivers
Apr 22, 2024 at -

Chérie Rivers is a scholar and practitioner of Black and indigenous ecologies. She is founder and co-director of Dandelions’, an educational biodynamic farm that integrates the legacy of freedom…

Events at a Glance

Apr 22, 2024 - May 20, 2024 (All Day)

A Conversation on Leadership with a Modern Civil Rights Legend

Damon T. Hewitt, Ben Jealous
Apr 19, 2024 at -

Join us for a leadership conversation between the modern civil rights legend, Damon T. Hewitt, and Professor of Practice, Ben Jealous!

The Labors of Resurrection: Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Shatema Threadcraft

Necromancy and the Democratic Storytelling of W.E.B. Du Bois and Toni Morrison
Dr. Shatema Threadcraft, Dr. Katerina Traut
Apr 18, 2024 at -

Join the The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy for an event featuring Dr. Shatema Threadcraft on Necromancy and the Democratic Storytelling of W.E.B. Du Bois and…

Artist in Residence: Camille A. Brown

Camille A Brown
Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024 at -

Join us for an unforgettable experience as we welcome the trailblazing Camille A. Brown to the UPenn campus!

Renowned for her groundbreaking work, Camille A. Brown made history in 2022 as the first Black…

Brave Testimony 2024

In Celebration of National Poetry Month
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Apr 15, 2024 at -

Join us for this year's Brave Testimony: A Celebration of Poetry of the African Diaspora, in honor of National Poetry Month. This year we will have a reading by Reginald Dwayne Betts, the founder of Freedom Reads, a…

To Be Invisible: A Look Inside The Family Policing System

Presented by the Penn Program on Race, Science and Society
Professor Dorothy Roberts, Myah Overstreet, Amanda Wallace, Alexis Wynn
Apr 12, 2024 at -

Please join the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society (PRSS) as we host the screening of the documentary TO BE INVISIBLE, produced by journalist, filmmaker, and UC Berkeley graduate student Myah Overstreet.

GSWS Grad Colloquium 2024

Senit Kidane, Rose Poku
Apr 11, 2024 at -

Join GSWS on Thursday, April 11th 4-5:30pm for the last in their AY23-24 GSWS Graduate Colloquium Series. Africana Studies Ph.D. students Senit Kidane and Rose Poku will both be…