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The 2nd Annual Africana Research Conference: Critical Perspectives: Exploring African Diasporic Communities

Organized by the Black Graduate Student Association in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Claremont Graduate University

To be held on April 3rd, 2009, at Claremont Graduate University
This conference is an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to share the research they have completed for coursework or outside of school relating to Africa, her inhabitants, and her descendants in the African Diaspora.  It will provide a space for networking among students, researchers, and local and international development professionals.
Conference Features:
-Speeches from prominent academics and practitioners including renowned author and professor Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden
-Social and networking lunch and Continental breakfast
-Information tables from organizations/non-profits serving African Diasporic communities
Conference proposals:
Proposals should demonstrate how your research relates to Critical Perspectives: Exploring African Diasporic Communities. Proposals can be based on past, present or future research.  Accepted proposals will be grouped into thematic sessions. Submit your proposal to BGSA at by 13 February, 2009. 
Proposals can be sent in the following formats:
Paper Presentation: Submit an abstract (maximum 300 words).
Posters: Submit an abstract (max. 300 words) describing the poster's subject matter. Creative forms of "poster" presentation are welcome.
Alternative formats/artwork/performance:  Submit a description (max. 300 words) of your idea and its relevance to the conference theme.  Submissions in this category will be considered within our criteria of time, space, and available equipment.
For further information or questions, please contact us at
Valerie Okelola

For more info please contact:
BGSA Claremont Graduate University

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