Cultural Programming

Programmatic initiatives under cultural programming help the campus community, and others, to more critically assess and understand that African-American and other African diaspora cultures have a cumulative history of critical discourse that is consistently being examined, constructed and reconstructed. Our cultural programming includes:

The Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Artist Fellowship

Supported by a gift from alumnus Anthony Wayne Cummings, the Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Artist Fellowship supports young, rising artists who are at the beginning of their professional careers. Artists may undertake a range of projects and activities during this short-term residency.

The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

A twice a year (fall and spring) series that features primarily independent film from all corners of the African diaspora and beyond with commentary by the directors of the films and scholars.

The Hekima Film Discussions

An informal gathering of students, faculty and community residents who come together to view and discuss black and independent films from across the the African diaspora.