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Diasporic Pan-Afrikan Discourse is a conversation series hosted by the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA. It features experts in Pan-African Studies discussing Diasporic Pan-Afrikan issues and experiences in keeping with the mission of the Department of Pan-African Studies as "the intellectual arm of the revolution." The discussions in this conversation series pulsate with the ingenuity and agency of Diasporic Afrikan people and are instructive in both ongoing and impending struggles to envision and create an alternative Diasporic Afrikan future in authentic freedom and human dignity.

Upcoming Discourses

Forthcoming discourses will be listed here as soon as the information is available. Contact Jill Grayson to be notified of our next discussion.

Past Discourses

If you missed our conversations, you can catch up here.

Afrikan Spirituality


Dr. Kidogo Kennedy
Dr. Nana Lawson Bush V
Dr. James Thomas

Hip Hop: Revolutionary Notes on a Sonic Boom

Dr. Melina Abdullah
Dr. Anthony Ratcliff
Professor Staci Mitchell

The Pan Afrikan Expressions of Black Identity

Dr. Serie McDougal
Dr. Tavengwa Gwekwerere
Professor Amiri Mahnzili
Dr. Kidogo Kennedy

Additional information and resources from the Bolekaja Discourse Series are on the Bolekaja Resource Page.