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Black Research Symposium

March 23 | 8:00 am - March 25 | 5:00 pm

The African American Cultural Center and NC State University Libraries invite our NC State campus and surrounding community to our first annual Black Research Symposium. We center the theme “The Power of Community: Afro-Diasporic Worldbuilding and a Sustainable Futurity.” As the first of its kind on NC State’s campus, the Black Research Symposium will feature Black diasporic learning, scholarship, and epistemologies via cutting-edge research, storytelling, creative works, discussion circles, community-based projects, and industry initiatives from the NC State campus and surrounding community. The symposium is a three-day event that will take place on March 23 – 25, 2023.

CGA students and faculty participating include:

Thursday, March 23
Community Conversation: “You Is Smart, You Is Kind, You Is Important”: A Discussion on the Importance of Black Graduate Students/Researchers – Led by two of our Geospatial Analytics PhD students, Deja Perkins and Christopher Dunstan
African American Cultural Center Library (Room 218, 2nd floor) | 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Friday, March 24
Dance and Data Science: Movement & AI – Oral presentation by Christopher Dunstan
IEI Classroom 4107 (Hunt Library, 4th floor) | 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Saturday, March 25 Community Conversation: What radical possibility lies in an environmental justice graduate certificate? – Co-led by Faculty Fellow Bethany Cutts
African American Cultural Center Library (Room 218, 2nd floor) | 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM


March 23 | 8:00 am
March 25 | 5:00 pm
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Staci Roseboro
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African American Cultural Center
2810 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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