Mark Your Calendars! NCBS Is Coming to L.A. March 11-14

NCBS logoNational Council for Black Studies 39th Annual Conference in L.A., March 11-14, 2015, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport

The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) will hold its 39th Annual Conference in Los Angeles this year. Our conference theme this year: The Foundation and Future of Black Studies: Reaffirming Our Emancipatory Mission & Value.  

Highlights include:

Hollywood Diversity Report: “Flipping the Script

Public Hearing on the state of Africana Studies by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

Pre-School – 12th Grade Teacher Training Workshops Saturday, March 14, 9am-6:15pm – FREE and open to both the public and NCBS conference participants

The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world. For more than 30 years our members have been at the forefront of driving the development of Black/Africana Studies as a respected academic discipline. Our commitment to putting theory into practice, however, has also led us to the front lines of community issues throughout the African Diaspora. Our guiding philosophy is that education should engender both academic excellence and social responsibility.

Our members include top scholars, community leaders and students focused on a variety of issues related to the African World experience. NCBS supports their efforts by working steadfastly to:

  • Establish standards of excellence and provide development guidance for Black Studies programs in institutions of higher learning
  • Facilitate the recruitment of black scholars at all levels
  • Promote scholarly Afrocentric research on all aspects of the African World Experience and make this information more accessible to the general public
  • Assist in the creation of multi-cultural education programs and materials for K-12 schools
  • Provide professional advice to policy makers in education, government and community development
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