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

Join us ONLINE 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


Due to concerns around COVID-19, we have regretfully had to cancel our planned events in New Orleans. But we're not letting it stop us! 
Please join us ONLINE Friday, April 17, 2020 for presentations on Africana religions including Rastafari, Ifa-Orisa, Vodou, Obeah, Candomble, and more!
 Previous Conferences


Regretfully, events in New Orleans have been cancelled. If you booked a room through us, your reservation has been cancelled and your deposit will be refunded within 7-10 business days from March 13. We invite you to join us online!
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: