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‘Afrofuturism: Resiliency and Creativity’ will be theme of CACE Conference

Photo of a previous CACE presentation The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at UNC Greensboro invites abstracts and panel proposals to be submitted for its 2019 Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Experience (CACE), to be held Feb. 26-27.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Afrofuturism: Resiliency and Creativity.” Afrofuturism continues the renewed conversation on Black empowerment by exploring political activism, social justice, technological advances, artistic and literary expressions in Black communities.

This conference theme will focus on challenging limited depictions and perspectives of Black people while imagining and co-creating paths to a resilient, creative and limitless future. Paper abstracts, panel proposals, and poster presentations that respond to the conference theme are welcome. Collaborative presentations between students and faculty/mentors and individual abstracts are encouraged. Presentations from faculty and friends of the community are welcome.

Those interested should send a 150-word abstract and a 50-word bio, including name, presentation title, type of presentation (e.g. paper, poster, spoken word), major/discipline, and university/organization affiliation to https://goo.gl/K8DxCU.

The deadline to submit an abstract and bio is Dec. 7, 2018.