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 Dr. Melina Abdullah (2019), Yusef Salaam (2018), 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.
50th Year Celebration - PAS Forum (2019)
Image: Flyer of PAS 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Dr. Yusef Salaam (2018)
Image: Flyer of 11th Annual PAS Forum featuring Dr. Yusef Salaam.
Nikki Giovanni (2017)
Pic: Nikki Giovanni discussing the role of art and poetry in Black social movements.
Image: Flyer of 10th Annual PAS Forum featuring Nikki Giovanni.
Dr. Angela Davis (2016)
Pic: Dr. Angela Davis discussing the importance of prison abolition in the Black Radical Tradition.
Image: Flyer of Dr. Angela Davis featured at the 9th Annual PAS Forum.
Ava Duvernay (2015)
Pic: Ava Duvernay and Professor Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabaar in conversation about film and Black culture.
Image: Flyer of the 8th Annual PAS Forum with Ava Duvernay.
Dr. Cornel West (2014)
Pic: Dr. Cornel West dropping knowledge at the PAS Forum.
Image: Flyer of Dr. Cornel West's keynote address at the 7th Annual PAS Forum.
Amiri Baraka (2013)
Pic: Amiri Baraka speaking at the 6th Annual PAS Forum. This picture was taken only a few months before his passing. Rest in Power!
- 2012 PAS Forum with Kathleen Cleaver (P1)
- 2012 PAS Forum with Kathleen Cleaver (P2)
- 2011 PAS Forum with Maisha Moses (P1)
- 2011 PAS Forum with Maisha Moses (P2)
- 2011 PAS Forum with Maisha Moses (P3)
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
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