Film: Agents of Change & Round Table Discussion 2/16

Join us in celebrating Black History Month 2017 with a film screening of Agents of Change accompanied by a roundtable discussion this Thursday, 16 February, 2017 at 3.30PM.

This film, produced by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, explores student protests and change from the late 1960s to the present. The film will be followed by an AAASRC-led panel discussion and Q&A session.

Admission is free and open to the campus community and the general public. Light refreshments will be served.

Link to Facebook event here.

AAASRC 22nd Annual Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet Invitation

The 22nd Annual AAASRC Awards Banquet will be an evening of cultural and scholastic celebration.  Join us in recognizing students, faculty, and staff from the UCSD community and beyond for their extraordinary contributions and achievements toward African and African-American studies.  The evening will include a three-course dinner and dessert, dance and musical performances, and a keynote lecture revolving around AAASRC’s 2016 theme of Sports and Athlete Activism.

Contact AAASRC at in order to reserve your ticket.  Promotional materials are attached below, including ticket prices and donation categories.


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Welcome to AAASRC

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Statement of Purpose

Our Goal is to facilitate faculty, postgraduate, and graduate research in African and African diaspora studies in the social sciences and the humanities and to foster the comparative, cross-national, and interdisciplinary dimensions of research with a core group of leading scholars.  These research efforts are linked to larger local and international community concerns.  The Center also oversees the undergraduate African Studies Minor.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month 2016

African-American Athlete Activism

3:30 pm – 4:50 pm, Thursday, February 4th

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101

Black History Month Tribute to Sports Opening Reception

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, February 5th


(Please respond to AAASRC for an invitation.)

Creating Spaces: Women’s Football in Africa and the Indian Ocean

3:30 pm – 4:50 pm, Thursday, February 11th

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101

 The Journey to Justice: Achieving Judicial Diversity in San Diego

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16th

Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas, UCSD

Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drumming Workshop

3:30 pm – 4:50 pm, Thursday, February 18

Social Science Building, UCSD, Room #101


AAASRC is an independent research unit at the University of California, San Diego with a rich, twenty-year history.  Several European and African institutions have established ongoing exchange relationships with the Center most notably, the Centre d’Étude d’Afrique Noire (CÉAN) at the Université de Bordeaux IV, the African Studies Research Center (ARC) at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and the National University of Côte d’Ivoire.  The African and African-American Studies Research Center is an oasis and an international crossroads for students, faculty, and community members interested in Africa, African-American, and multicultural research issues and teaching at UCSD.  We look forward to the upcoming year with enthusiasm and energy.

Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Director, African and African-American Studies Research Center
University of California, San Diego
fax: 858-534-4753
Stephen Reynders
Staff Administrative Coordinator
African and African-American Studies Research Center
University of California, San Diego