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2018 Black New England Conference & Awards Dinner

  • 10/19/2018
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10/20/2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire
EXPRESS YOURSELF: Identity, Style & Adornment
October 19 – 20
Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire

Special Featured Keynote Addresses by Dr. Lucius Turner Outlaw Jr., & Karen Chambers

Full conference website: 2018 Black NE Conference


  • The Social Brain and the Creation of Black Identities
    Casey Golomski, R. Kelly Cameron, Jennifer Thorn, John Berst
  • African American Representation & Aesthetics in The Movie, Black Panther
    Delia Konzett, Kabria Baumgartner, Lisa Simmons
  • Heads up: It’s all about the Hair
    Jada K. Hebra, Darina Pugacheva, Akinshimaya Nnamdi, Martha Mezzanzanica
  • African American Cool: Commodification, Erasure & Appropriation
    Lucius T. Outlaw Jr., Aria Haliday, Phillip Cunningham, Naykisha Head
  • Strange Fruit: Exploring the Style & Art of Black Protest
    Kirk Maynard, Petra May, Alexandre Thomas Enrico Riley
  • The Souls of Black Folks: Stepping Forward, Redrawing Boundaries
    Dorothy Clarke, Tracey Walters, Terry Robinson, Fahamu Pecou

The Black New England Conference, now in its 12th year, is an annual 2-day gathering where academics, artists, activists, and community members share insights and research on Black experiences, past and present, in New England and beyond. It is both an academic conference and a celebration of Black life and history.

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Conference Schedule

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Presenters Biographies

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2017 Citizen of the Year Award Recipient

Ashly Bryan (info to come)

2018 Call for Papers/Closed

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Past Conferences

2017 Black New England Conference

Thank you to our sponsors

The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 927
Manchester, NH 03105

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