Upcoming Events

From Kujichagulia to Afrofuturism

This year, for Black History Month, the AASI is collaborating with the Center for Performing Arts, to present the Taratibu Youth Association—a Prince George's County youth dance ensemble, for their annual Black History Show. 

This remarkable performance showcases a diverse array of talents from black women of Prince George's County. It's an artistic blend that goes beyond dance, embracing multiple genres including ballet, West African dance, modern dance, and South African gumboot. Their performances are a vibrant celebration and reflection of the experiences, challenges, and achievements of people of African descent. It's a powerful and culturally immersive experience. Having graced stages regionally, nationally, and globally, their shows are not to be missed.

Past Events

Black Food, Black Futures Festival

Friday, 06 October 2023 to Saturday, 07 October 2023


Red, Black, and GREEN: The Soundtrack of Racial Justice and Environmental Justice with Dr. Quito Swan

Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.


The Nitty Griddy: The Reincarnation(s) of African Dance in America with Lesina Martin

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
Center for Performing Arts, Room 204 and Zoom


Kinfolk/‘Skinfolk’: Identifying Blackness, at Home and Abroad with Regine Romain

Monday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.
Center for Performing Arts, Art Gallery and Zoom


Afrofuturism: A Crash Course

May 2 at 6 p.m.

with Dr. Jennifer Williams

Black History Month at PGCC

Read. Rest. Reflect.

Join us in our exploration of Black approaches to healing, rest and reflection, especially in the face of a troubled society. We'll have weekly guided meditations featuring AASI Director and Certified Meditation Instructor, Dr. Iyelli Ichile. We also encourage you to read from our Black History Month book list.

Meditation Mondays

Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Meditation sessions will be livestreamed:

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2020-21 Events

The Spring Student Symposium: Africana Studies at PGCC
Past, Present and Future

Watch the recording of the Spring Student Symposium here.
Passcode: @VKq8Y98

The Black Culture Matters series was hosted by the African American Studies Institute (AASI) at Prince George's Community College around the theme: Resisting De-humanization through the Humanities. Each lecture-discussion can be viewed on the PGCCTV YouTube channel by selecting the title below:

Celebrating While Black: From Juneteeth to Black August with Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll

Black Hair-itage, History, and Healing with Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka

Writing Freedom: Black Literature and Social Justice with Dr. Tony Medina

Media, Music, and Memory with Dr. Jared Ball