Annual Pan African Studies Forum
Each May the Department of Pan African Studies hosts a Forum. The PAS Forum features guest lectures by world-renowned Black intellectuals, artists, and cultural workers who share their wisdom and life's work with members of the Cal State Los Angeles community. Past guests have included Nikki Giovanni (2017), Angela Davis (2016), Ava Duvernay (2015), Cornel West (2014), Amiri Baraka (2013), Kathleen Cleaver (2012), Bob Moses (2011), and Isaiah Washington (2010). Below are links to videos of previous Forum events.
Pic: Dr. Angela Davis discussing the importance of prison abolition in the Black Radical Tradition.
Pic: Actor Isaiah Washington speaking on the personal transformation inspired by claiming his roots in Sierra Leone through DNA testing.
- 2011 Forum with Maisha Moses (P1)
- 2011 Forum with Maisha Moses (P2)
- 2011 Forum with Maisha Moses (P3)
- 2012 Forum with Kathleen Cleaver (P1)
- 2012 Forum with Kathleen Cleaver (P2)
2013 African Hip Hop Film Series
The Pan African Studies department, along with the Cross Cultural Centers, hosted an African hip hop films series in 2013 that highlighted hip hop scenes from all over Africa, including Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. Below are links to videos from the film series.
Pic: Kama from the Kenyan group Kalamashaka talking about hip hop and politics in Kenya
Photos from the film series
Click HERE for more images taken during the African Hip Hop Film Series