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As Corona Crisis Continues, Africana Scholars and Practitioners Keep the Knowledge Flowing Through the Community— Virtually

Posted by ADRSA on Thursday, April 16, 2020,

Conference keynote Baba John Mason with one of his seminal texts


 Santa Barbara, CA—The disappointment of cancellation has been a common feature of the past month as the country and the world have been gripped by the spread of the novel Coronavirus. With events being axed both domestically and overseas, impacting economics and morale, the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA) decided against cancelling its annual conference—originally scheduled t...

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"In Search of Voodoo" and Orisha Dance to Round Out Conference Weekend

Posted by ADRSA on Tuesday, April 14, 2020,

The ADRSA will host its 8th conference this Friday, April 17, 2020. Featuring scholars, practitioners, and a keynote address by Baba John Mason, the conference will center notions of gender and sexuality in Africana religions. Baba John was the Association's keynote speaker for its inaugural conference in 2013 and we're delighted to have him back with us. 

Rounding out the weekend, the ADRSA will host screenings of films on African and Diasporic religions, Orisha Song and Movement, and a Surpr...

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