November 1-4, 2018
Co-Hosted with Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Registration Opens: June 1, 2018
The Association for Black Culture Centers is committed to your professional development. We offer workshops at our conferences and book recommendations to help you better understand history and culture. We encourage our members and affiliates to build community among ethnic groups through culture centers at colleges and universities. Together, we can explore the historical and contemporary connections African descended people have with Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans.
As the only national organization dedicated to African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture centers and related offices, we’re proud to offer an annual conference. It’s a tradition our association started in 1989 at Knox College. The three-day event co-hosted by one of our institutional members brings together faculty, staff and students from across the country to discuss diversity and identity issues on campus. Attendees benefit from a professional development institute, workshops, plenary sessions and networking opportunities. The conference also features sessions focused on students.
In 2015, the ABCC held its 25th anniversary conference in Boston co-hosted by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute and Northeastern University. Keynote speakers included Schomburg Center for Black Culture Center Director Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Northeastern University Law Professor Judge Margaret Burnham, University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor Dr. J. Keith Motley, Third World Press Founder Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Harvard University Law Professor Dr. Lani Guinier and University of Chicago Political Science Professor Dr. Cathy Cohen. A special plenary session featured ACPA Executive Director Dr. Cindi Love, NASPA Senior Director of Educational Programs Tiki Ayiku, NADOHE President Dr. Ben Reese, Jr. and ABCC Founder/Executive Director Dr. Fred Hord.