Umi Vaughan, an associate professor of Africana Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, will be keynote speaker for the symposium “Performing Africana Arts and Culture: Repression, Resistance and Renewal.”
An artist and anthropologist, Vaughan explores dance, creates photographs and publishes about the African Diaspora culture. He holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. His talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. A reception will follow.
The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is jointly presented by the Department of Africana Studies, Department of Art and Art History and Department of Dance and sponsored by the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, College of Arts + Architecture and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.