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Panel Discussion: The Neo-African Americans

October 28, 2009 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

African Diaspora for Change has teamed up with Howard University and Ghanaian documentary filmmaker Kobina Aidoo to present “The Neo African Americans.” Students, faculty, staff and the public is invited to screen Aidoo’s documentary film by the same name, which examines how rapid voluntary immigration from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America to the United States is transforming the “African American” narrative.

“The Neo African Americans” is an attempt to start a public conversation about this very important untold story and offer a more balanced view of the people behind the story — the diverse people of the black diaspora.

A panel discussion, moderated by Howard University associate professor of history Dr. Jeanne Maddox Toungara will follow the film screening. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jules P. Harrell, Howard University Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Quito J. Swan, Howard University assistant professor of history
  • Dedrick Muhammad, senior organizer and research associate for the Inequality and the Common Good project at the Institute for Policy Studies
  • Mandinema Kumbula-Fraser, former executive chair of the board of directors for Constituency for Africa.

“After people see this film, I hope they think, talk and transform,” Aidoo declared. “Think about their own experiences, talk about them openly and honestly to gain perspective from outside their own biased lenses and begin to transform our interracial and intra-racial relationships for the better.”

The dialogue is free and open to the public. The public is encouraged to RSVP by visiting the ADC website,


October 28, 2009
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2397 Sixth Street, NW
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