Africana Studies

Finding Our Voices: Language, Identity and the African American Experience in the Urban Classroom

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Thousand Oaks Room | University Student Union


2019 is Africana Studies 50th Anniversary!


Fluke Fluker event flyerPlease join the Africana Studies Department for a very special guest presentation. Our speaker, former marine, high school teacher, activist, and co-founder of The Village Nation, Fluke Fluker will discuss “Finding Our Voices”: Language, Identity, and The African American Experience In The Urban Classroom.

About Fluke Fluker

In 2003, high school teacher, former U.S. Marine Corp Sergeant, and CSUN alumnus Fluke Fluker co-founded The Village Nation, a non-profit created to empower black youth. His nearly thirty years as an educator, mentor, and activist have led to multiple appearances on major news and television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2015, the Obama White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans recognized Mr. Fluker for his commitment and dedication to teaching black students.

Request Accommodations

Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact Dr. Tom Spencer-Walters via email at or (818) 677-3311.