Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

King Center Recital Hall

Free and open to the public


41st Annual Black World Conference PosterPlease join us for an unforgettable experience at the 41st Annual Black World Conference, a Symposium on Black Love/Black Joy, hosted by the Department of Africana Studies at MSU Denver. This thought-provoking event is set to take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 9:30 am to 3 pm, culminating in an exhilarating evening concert at 7:30 pm. Dive into a day of insightful discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and cultural celebration at the King Center Recital Hall, MSU Denver.

This year’s conference is a deep exploration into the essence of Black Love and Black Joy. We’re honored to feature the renowned Kevin Powell as our keynote speaker, alongside a host of local community experts. The day will be filled with engaging roundtables, and the chance to connect with like-minded individuals.

The Black World Conference is more than an event; it’s a celebration of culture, a dialogue on experience, and a testament to the enduring spirit of the African American community and the broader African Diaspora. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something truly special.

We eagerly await your presence and contribution to a day of learning, understanding, and rejoicing in Black Love and Black Joy.

Your Day at a Glance
9:30 am – 10:45 am – Roundtable I: “What is Black Love/Black Joy?
11 am – 12:15 pm – Keynote: Kevin Powell
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Lunch/Resource Fair
2 pm – 3:15 pm – Roundtable II: How Do We Practice Black Love/Black Joy?
7:30 pm – 9 pm  – Evening concert/performance – RAPtivisit Aisha Fukushima