Today (Feb. 10), the UNCG African American and African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting the 2016 Conference on African American Culture and Experience Conference (CACE) in the EUC. In response to the current Black Lives Matter movement and other related social movements, this year’s theme is: “Social Justice in the 21st Century.”
Over 500 students, faculty, alumni, staff and community members have registered for the event in its 26th year. Undergraduate and graduate students from five different universities across the United States will present their research related to the theme. Presentations will cover gender and racial inequity as well as studies of literature and media. “This is an opportunity for students to use their academic studies to have their say. This is what we prepare them to do,” said Dr. Tara T. Green, program director.
In addition to the conference, students will have the opportunity to have lunch with professionals in the field they intend to pursue upon graduation. Professionals include members of the Greensboro community as well as UNCG faculty and staff. Over 100 students have registered to attend the two-day event, which began Feb. 9.
CACE was initiated by the Department of Religious Studies in the fall of 1989 with the support of faculty, staff and students in other academic units. The first conference was held in 1990 and the theme was “African-American Religion and Culture.” It is now housed in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.
See more information at https://aads.uncg.edu/cace/conference-information/.