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Africana Studies Week


Monday, Sept. 26 - Friday, September 30
Tickets, sponsorship packages, and week-long event details coming soon.

This week-long celebration will emphasize scholarship, global awareness and collaborations, music, dance, fashion, and culture among the diverse peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Details about our events are available on the UT Calendar.

We will culminate our week with an African-Inspired ExtraVOLganza awards dinner Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 PM in the Student Union Ballroom on the University of Tennessee campus. Join us to celebrate the culmination of our two-year celebration of 50+ years of Africana Studies at UT, our new department, and the launch of the new Hodges-Sall Travel Endowment.

ExtraVOLganza Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Professor Oussouby Sacko,
Former President, Kyoto Seika University (Japan)
Professor, Graduate School of Design (Architecture)

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 5 PM
Student Union Ballroom University of Tennessee, Knoxville

(Co-Sponsored by UT College of Arts and Sciences, UT Center for Global Engagement, UT Division of Diversity and Engagement, and UT Department of Theatre)

Tickets are $60/person and include dinner and reserved seating for “Ain’t I A Woman”. A show about the heroines of African American history produced by The Core Ensemble and starring UT faculty Shinnerrie Jackson. Please purchase tickets by September 20.

This dinner is a culmination of our two-year commemoration of 50+ years of Africana Studies at UT, our new department, and a new study abroad travel endowment for students.

Sponsorship packages to support Africana Studies and the Hodges-Sall Travel Endowment are available online.