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5th Annual CAAS Conference 2017

The Center for African American Studies presents its 5th Annual Conference, "Critical Issues in the Black Community: Examining Civil Rights and Liberties", to profile progressive solutions to social problems and to identify strategies that will drive social change within the Black community specifically and the broader society generally. The conference will also provide students with opportunities to examine their development and role in the community.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

8:00 AM- 4:15 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM- 10:30 MORNING KEYNOTE with Dr. Safisha Nzingha Hill
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:50 AM Male and Female Empowerment Breakout Sessions (Pecha Kucha Format)
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Break
12:00- 1:00 PM Lunch Served by Chef Myrissa - A Full Catering Service
1:00- 3:00 PM Film & Discussion - 13th, Ava DuVernay
3:00- 3:15 PM Break
3:15- 3:30 PM Cultural Performance
3:30- 5:00 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE with DeRay McKesson
5:00- 5:30 PM Networking and Fellowship


Please fill out the form below to register for the 2017 CAAS Conference Critical Issues in the Black Community: All sessions will be held in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

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Additional guests are welcome and encouraged. However, in order to facilitate planning, please submit a separate registration form for each guest.