7th Africana Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Conference Religion, Ruptures, Race and Global Peace
October 29-30, 2015
The theme of the 7th Africana Studies Annual Interdisciplinary Conference is entitled Religion, Ruptures, and the Race and Global Peace. We seek debates, ideas, and agendas on the topic. Scholars are encouraged to explore the topic broadly and take cognizance of its import, impact, and relevance to emerging issues around the world. It is also critical to locate the place of our discipline in the shaping of notions about race, ethnicity, and world peace order. Tangential too is the need to examine how the Africana world, African nations contribute towards the quest for global peace. We also invite conversations around ‘silent’ and silenced entities – those who fear to speak about their experiences, those who speak and are not heard and those whose voices are literally muted. Accent and skin color are pressure points in race conversations, thus the conference also seeks to tease debates on accent narratives in western academy. How do the narratives shape classroom and boardroom politics, and how do they impact policies in the academia?