Annual Events

International African Arts Festival. Held over July 4 weekend in Brooklyn. Exact dates are usually announced in late winter.

NAKO Kwanzaa Celebration. One of the largest and longest-running NYC events. Held annually in Brooklyn one evening during Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1) and usually features a keynote lecture by Dr. Maulana Karenga, the author of our textbook.

Official Kwanzaa Website. Reliable source of info on the annual celebration with background and links to further reading/resources.

Major Africana Studies Professional Organizations

African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA)

Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC)

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)

Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA)

National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)

New York African(a) Studies Association (NYASA)

Major Discipline-Specific Professional Organizations

Association of Black Psychologists (ABPSi/ Psychology)

National Association of Black Social Workers (Social Work)

Association of Black Sociologists (Sociology)

College Language Association (English/Literature)

National Alliance of Black School Educators (Education)