Africana Studies

Africana Studies

Statement of Solidarity for the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

We, in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge, express our support, and stand in solidarity with our colleagues and partners from the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities following the heinous act of violence and the brutal killing of eight women in Atlanta on March 16th, 2021.

We are deeply troubled by these attacks and by any violence based on race, ethnicity, or gender, and we acknowledge the injustices experienced by the AAPI community throughout our nation, specifically, the pain of longstanding racism that has only been reinvigorated, and that has escalated this year during the pandemic. We stand firmly with our AAPI neighbors, friends, co-workers, classmates, and family in condemning all forms of hate, and reaffirm our commitment to doing our part to foster a more inclusive and just society. We send our deep condolences to the families of those affected and to so many other families and neighborhoods impacted by hate, intimidation, threats, and acts of violence.

In solidarity,

Department of Africana Studies Faculty and Staff & the Black House Team

Department of Africana Studies Statement of Support: Black Lives Matter!

The Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge, stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and demand that action be taken, so our community and city can work to dismantle the structures of racism that have threatened Black lives and wellbeing since this nation was first established. We condemn police brutality and the insidious murders of Black men and women. There are many police who operate as the enforcement wing of the system of white supremacy, a system that we must work to dismantle every day. We condemn racism and oppression in all its manifestations, including homophobia and transphobia. The terrorism of white supremacy and white privilege continues to compromise the health and safety of Black Americans and African people across the globe. The systematic assault on Black lives in America and in the world is an injustice that will not be tolerated and must be rooted out from the psyche and fabric of America.

Read the full statement from the CSUN Department of Africana Studies

Other CSUN Statements of Solidarity

Upcoming Events

6th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

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The Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage in educationally purposeful activities which include featured speakers, four instructional tracks (PreK-5 graders, 6-12 graders, Parent Advocacy, and Leadership), and the Nonprofit Resource & Advocacy fair.
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Beats, Rhymes & Wellness: A Conversation with Hakim Tafari

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Hakim Tafari

Please join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for an immersive and interactive discussion with Hakim Tafari, the polymath founder of Vegan Boy Fresh. Tafari is a practitioner and teacher of martial arts and internal arts including Kung Fu and Tai Chi, and an adherent to connecting hip-hop, music, fitness and fashion to the spiritual. Get more information and register for this event.

AFRS Students Tell us about your Accomplishments!

We invite Africana Studies students to take a short survey about your academic and personal accomplishments.