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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Monday, April 20 2015

39th Annual Conference Post-event Summary

The 39TH NCBS conference is the foremost conference on Black Studies for those in Academia. The 3 day conference included presentations by both students and faculty, facilitated community discussions about why black lives matter, a plenary session on diversity in Hollywood and participation in the proceedings of California’s Legislative Black Caucus on the status of Black Studies in California. The fear on many in academia and black studies is once something is approved in California, it’s only a matter of time before it is spread nationwide.

Conference attendees also heard a firsthand account of the impact of California’s controversial Gang Laws that saw the arrest of Harvey Duncan for murders he did not commit. Harvey was present at the closing dinner, and gave a personal account of his run in with this law and its subsequent consequence on his freedom; and the threat is poses to black boys in America. All charges have since been dismissed.

Three African countries were represented at the conference. Zimbabwean based Africa University brought 10 students. A Professor from Cape Town, South Africa was in attendance as well as another Professor from Senegal.

Networking with other Academics was an important aspect of the conference and featured at least three social events that included a New Author’s book signing, a student social, and luncheon.


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