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ASWAD’s 9th Biennial Conference will be held in Seville, Spain in November 2017

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Support the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLMM)

Dear ASWAD Members,

On behalf of the ASWAD officers, I am sending the message below from our colleagues Barbara Ransby, Cathy Cohen, Donna Murch, and Robin Kelley asking you to lend your names and dollars in solidarity to the Black Lives Matter Movement.  If you would like to be a part of the initial signatories, send how you would like your name to appear and the amount you are donating to which of the 5 organizations directly to Prof. Barbara Ransby at: barbara.ransby@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Leslie M. Alexander, Ph.D.

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ASWAD Election Results – Incoming Executive Board

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ASWAD Statement on the Charleston Shootings

ASWAD extends its condolences to the families of those massacred at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church on June 17, 2015 in a criminal act of domestic terrorism.  We share in the pain of all who are suffering, but also in the outrage that anti-black violence continues to erupt in societies that continue to cling to the ideologies of racial supremacy, inequality, and ignorance that constituted the very foundations on which they were built.  (more…)


ASWAD Statement on Ferguson (Michael Brown) Grand Jury Decision

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora stands with the thousands of people outraged over the refusal of the Ferguson grand jury to send the case of the murder of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson to trial. We stand also with the families and communities of other black youth around the world facing similar targeting and violence at the hands of police, such as the React or Be Killed movement (FB group “Reaja ou Sera Morto”) in Bahia, Brazil seeking justice for Davi Alves and other black men murdered or disappeared in police custody. (more…)


ASWAD Co-Sponsors Journal of Africana Religions; Members to Receive Free Subscription

Evanston, Illinois, — “This journal,” declared Dr. Cornel West, “signifies a rich coming-of-age in the study of African and African Diasporic studies.”

West was reacting to news that the Journal of Africana Religions, the world’s first and only English-language journal to examine black religions in global perspective, will be published quarterly in both print and electronic form by Pennsylvania State University Press starting in January, 2013. (more…)