april, 2018

20apr(apr 20)8:30 am22(apr 22)5:00 pmFeaturedRoots, Rocks, and Ring ShoutsA Symposium on African American Spirituality


Event Details

RSVPs are now closed.
You’re still welcome to join us!
$40 cash at the door, undergraduate students FREE

Join the ADRSA for a special symposium celebrating 6 years since our founding!

We’re taking the party to one of the best and most African cities in the country: New Orleans! Spend the weekend in NOLA with us enjoying a Symposium featuring presentations from scholars, activists, and practitioners of Africana Religions, a dazzling performance showcasing the history of Black New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Indians, a festival in honor of Osun, and more! Special guests include:

Yeye Luisah Teish (Morning Keynote)
Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Guide to Personal Charms and Rituals

Teresa Washington (Afternoon Keynote)
Author of The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus
Author of Electric Santeria: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion

Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie
Author of African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

N. Fadeke Castor
Author of Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad

Anwar I. O. Uhuru
Author of Subsistere

Alison McCrary
Executive Director, National Police Accountability Project

Sula Janet Evans-Mshakamari aka Sula Spirit
Congo Square Preservation Society and Zion Trinity

Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade
Director, International Institute of African Studies and Knowledge Inc. (IIASK)

Jean-Marcel St. Jacques
Artist, Hoodoo Practitioner, and creator of WOODEN QUILTS®

Ikeoma Divine
Owner of Ikeoma’s Eye and 3rd Eye Lounge

Regine Romain
Producer/Director of Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage

Funlayo E. Wood
Featured in Sacred Journeys and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman


20 (Friday) 8:30 am - 22 (Sunday) 5:00 pm CST


Southern University

Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library