CACE Conference Explores 100 Years of Black Activism
The history, legacy and future of black activism will be the focus of the 20th annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE) hosted by the African American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Nov. 6-7.
The event is open to the public. Early registration, which ends Oct. 30, is strongly recommended. Early registration costs $5 without lunch or $10 with lunch and is available online at www.uncg.edu/afs/cace/index.html. All events will take place in the auditorium of the Sullivan Science Building on UNCG's campus.
This year's conference theme, "100 Years of African-American Activism: Looking Back While Moving Forward," was influenced by the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Dr. Tara T. Green, program director.
The conference will urge attendees to think "where are we now and where should we be going," Green said.
Dr. Anthony Bolden, a University of Kansas associate professor of African and African-American Studies, will give the keynote talk, "What Is Blackness, What Is Activism?: The Truth about (the Lack of) Change in the Age of Entertainment."
Bolden will speak at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
A poet and scholar of blues, poetry and black culture, Bolden is the author of "Afro-Blue: Improvisations in African American Poetry and Culture" and the editor of "The Funk Era and Beyond, New Perspectives on Black Popular Culture."
Two discussion panels -- one featuring scholars who study activism and another with activists who have performed it firsthand -- will be held Nov. 7. The scholars' panel will start at 10 a.m.; the activists' panel will begin at 12:45 p.m.
The event will also include a Literary Caf featuring readings from poets at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
The CACE conference is co-sponsored by the Greensboro and UNCG chapters of the NAACP and the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies Program and Undergraduate Studies Program.
For more information, visit uncg.edu/afs or call (336) 334-5507.
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