Black Spirit, Black Power
Africana Religions and Liberation

7th Conference of the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association

Presented in conjunction with the
Center for African and African American Studies at SUNO

Friday, April 19, 2019
New Orleans


View the Call for Papers here
Submit a Proposal here


Register for the conference here


Join us in New Orleans or via LIVE STREAM for a day dedicated to exploring the connections between Africana religions and liberation -- physical, mental, and spiritual.


Opening Plenary
Dr. Funlayo E. Wood Menzies
Center for Black Studies Research,
UC Santa Barbara


Keynote Address
Oba Adegbolu Adefunmi II
Second King of Oyotunji Village, Sheldon, SC


Featured Artist
Najaa Young, Orunmila's Daughter 

Featured Conference Image: "Ase Pa Ti" 
copyright Najaa Young (c) 2008

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Lodging in New Orleans

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Symposium Venue
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)
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: