The Center for Diopian Inquiry and Research on Education as Culture Transmission (DIRECT Center) at Medgar Evers College, of the City University of New York and The African World Studies Institute (AWSI) at Fort Valley State University, GA. are soliciting papers for the 5th annual Uncovering Connections: Cultural Endurance between Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean conference to be held March 4-6, 2004 at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY.
Papers should (1) address and promote an understanding of African culture as inclusive of the culture of Africans on the continent and Africans throughout the world, (2) explore of the cultural continuities between Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean; (3) foster scholarship that illustrates and investigates the mechanisms through which African culture has survived despite invasions, enslavement and colonization and (4) explore African culture as a source of understanding and action in the context of contemporary phenomena.
Forward a one to two-page proposal by December 5, 2003 to the email/postal address below.
Notification of acceptance will be mailed by December 30, 2003.
Dr. Patricia Canson
The DIRECT Center @ Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Booklyn, NY. 11225
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