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New CU Boulder Center for African and African American Studies wants to ‘focus on the triumph’

Sept. 8, 2022


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CAAAS Director interviewed in The Coloradan Magazine

July 12, 2022


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2022 Juneteenth and Pride Newsletter

June 9, 2022

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Just CAAAS Conservation: Special Session for Buffalo, NY

May 19, 2022

Just CAAAS (sounds like Cause) is an organic space for folx across the CU Boulder community to come together and unpack meaningful conversations essential to the Black experience through a Black perspective. This is open to undergrad, graduate, faculty, and staff community members. This Just CAAAS conversation will focus on...

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05.17.22 Statement by CAAAS Director Reiland Rabaka

May 17, 2022

CAAAS Director Statement on the Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York The Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) mourns those who were murdered in the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, 2022. We grieve with their families, friends, and everyone who is suffering...

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Black Affinity Graduation

May 7, 2022

Hosted by Black Alumni Association, the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS), and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE). Join us on May 7 for a celebration of students in the Black, African, and African American communities at CU who will be graduating this semester!...

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2022-2023 CAAAS Dissertation Completion Fellow

April 19, 2022

Shawn Trenell O’Neal has been awarded the 2022-2023 Center for African & African American Studies (CAAAS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Shawn is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, in addition to a renowned DJ and audio producer. His dissertation is titled...

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Lunch on the CAAAS

April 14, 2022

Join us for a pop-up Lunch on The CAAAS Thursday, April 14 & 21 from 12-3 PM. Whether it's for 5 minutes or an hour, please come to meet other folx in the CAAAS community and get a sneak peek of the center space. Also, let us know what you...

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Black Women's HerStory Month Lecture

March 30, 2022

Celebrate our first Black Women's HerStory Month Lecture with the Center for African & African American Studies (CAAAS) as we explore Black storytelling, Afrofuturism, and womanism's role in qualitative research. Professor Stephanie Toliver will guide us through understanding the impact of Black storytelling passed from generation to generation that continues...

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Black Excellence Dinner 2022

Feb. 8, 2022

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement & University Athletics Location: UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom Join us for the 2 nd Annual Black Excellence dinner in celebration of Black History Month. The program aims to empower the CU community by highlighting the strength, courage, and wisdom of...