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Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, November 15th, 2019, the Department of African American and African Studies will host the 50th Anniversary Commemoration, ‘Visioning 50 Years Forward’. For the past 50 years we recognized a need to represent the experience of global Black communities in an intellectual capacity at UC Davis. As our 50th anniversary approaches, we are asking you to shape the next 50 years with us. Please join us as we discuss and imaginenot whether, but how we will move forward for the next 50 years, to build a thriving department.

AAAS 50th Anniversary: Visioning 50 Years Forward – Tentative Schedule

All events will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room in the second floor of the Student Community Center. Parking is available on campus for $10/day. Please click here for the UC Davis Campus Parking Map. 

Remembering the Past | 10:00am – 12:00pm

This section will focus on the history of the department. Learn about the department’s accomplishments and struggles, alumni testimonials, and student protests and transformations. Join us to acknowledge our foundations. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. 

Lunch | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Feel free to network with faculty, staff, current and past students, and friends.

Visioning the Future | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us in visioning the future of the department. “We’re always focused on trying to survive, now we want to thrive”. Where do we want to be in 50 years? How will we get there?

To save your seat, please RSVP, preferably no later than Friday, November 1st, 2019. We look forward to seeing you in November!