Wind & Fire
Honoring the Divine Feminine and Masculine 
in Africana Religions

8th Conference of the
African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association

Friday, April 17, 2020
Events Thursday April 16 - Sunday April 19
Xavier University | New Orleans

Join us in New Orleans or via LIVE STREAM for a day dedicated to exploring the divine feminine and masculine in Africana religions!

Opening Plenary
Dr. Kim Vaz-DeVille
Author of The Baby Dolls, professor of education, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Xavier University

Keynote Address
Baba John Mason
Author of Orisa: New World Black Gods, In Praise of Our Mothers, and numerous titles in Orisa studies


The good time starts Thursday, April 16 
and rolls through Sunday, April 19!
The weekend includes:

- Film Screening
- Conference & Marketplace
- After party and reception
- African drum and dance classes
- Osun Festival hosted by Iya Naimah Zulu
- Tours by NOLA natives
- Drumming in the legendary Congo Square
 Previous Conferences

Lodging in New Orleans

Let's Stay Together!
We have reserved a limited block of rooms at the Hampton Inn French Quarter. Up to four adults per room at no extra charge. Includes breakfast!

More Options

Connect with local people renting rooms or entire apartments. The most economical way to stay!

Conference Venue
Xavier University
Travel to New Orleans

The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport and New Orleans is easily accessible via ground transportation from many nearby cities including Jackson, Memphis, Montgomery, and Atlanta: