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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.

Actor Isaiah Washington

Pic: Dr. Angela Davis discussing the importance of prison abolition in the Black Radical Tradition. 

Isaiah Washington

Pic: Actor Isaiah Washington speaking on the personal transformation inspired by claiming his roots in Sierra Leone through DNA testing. 

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.

Kama from the Kenyan group Kalamashaka

Pic: Kama from the Kenyan group Kalamashaka talking about hip hop and politics in Kenya

Q & A with Kama of Kalamashaka

Kama performing for students

Photos from the film series

Click HERE for more images taken during the African Hip Hop Film Series


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