The Herman C. Hudson Symposium, “Black Is… Black Ain’t”: Reconceptualizing the African Diaspora, is an annual event organized by the African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Graduate Society. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a formal space in which students, faculty and others can share their knowledge and productions among one another to contribute to the greater conversation of the dynamics of the African Diaspora, and address various phenomena that affect black communities globally.

Michele Wallace, PhD will give the keynote address. Wallace is a feminist author and daughter of artist Faith Ringgold, most noted for her book Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman.

The event is sponsored by Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, IUSA, Office of Women’s Affairs, Department of History, Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Black Film Center/Archive, and the IU New Perspectives Grant.

For more information, contact send an e-mail or visit the website.


When: March 26, 8:00am – 5:30pm

Where: Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

Cost: Free


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