- This event has passed.
Afrikan Heritage Month: Broaden Your Perspectives – Integrating the Afrikan and Afrikan American Experiences
Join us for a student panel on Broaden Your Perspectives – Integrating the Afrikan and Afrikan American Experiences.
Join the Zoom meeting: https://bmcc-cuny.zoom.us/j/87985883634?pwd=VDFORTBFRnIrZkVTd0dRdXNRQzNydz09.
Guest Speaker: Peter Ojum
Keynote Speaker: Tanya Boner
This panel focuses on the relationship between Afrikan immigrants and Afrikan Americans in the United States. The panelists will examine stereotypes between the two groups and how they impact their co-existence and adaptation to each other.
What is the relationship between Afrikan immigrants and Afrikan Americans? Perhaps the answer to this intriguing question is best described by scholars such as John Arthur, Philippe Wamba and Josephine Moraa Moikobu. Sharing the common physical characteristics of skin color has not ensured cultural and economic unity between Afrikan immigrants and American born blacks. Philippe Wamba, explains that, “the twin histories of African and African American peoples are brimming with both triumph and tears; similarly, the story of the interaction between them has not always been positive…their associations, and the collision of their true false ideas about one another, have sometimes been problematic.”
The objective of the panel is to probe the issues between these two groups and analyze intergroup effects of conflicts, stereotypes, and grudges. What issues are real, and what are imagined? Can both sides adopt mutual understanding?
See the complete list of Afrikan Heritage Month events.