Pan African voices in the era of BLM: Intergenerational Diasporans speak on their experiences in America

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 , 5 p.m.

Location: Online


Tags: Area Studies Centers Education Abroad Global Engagement International Scholars International Students

The term ‘African Diaspora’ naturally applies to all those who emigrated from the continent over the course of history. The experiences of those who were brought to America as slaves, as well as their modern-day descendants, are unique from those who have come as immigrants and refugees. 

At times there appears to be a dearth of shared experience and even tension between different generations of Diasporans. Yet America’s civil rights movement and Africa’s decolonization struggles have always had many parallels as well as differences.

How does today’s Black Lives Matter resonate for more recent Diasporans from a historical perspective and for today’s black youth with strong cultural ties to Africa? 

Join our panel on Wednesday, October 21, 5 p.m. to learn more. Register online.


  • Lupenga Mphande, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, Ohio State)
  • Randy Quaye, Ph.D. (Professor, Black Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University)
  • Teresa Temu, MA (African Studies Scholar)
  • Fairuz Ali, BA, (Ohio State Alumna)
  • Emmanuel Latio (Current Ohio State Student)
  • Keji Latio (Current Ohio State Student)


  • Salome Fouts, Ph.D. (Senior Lecturer, Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Ohio State)
  • Laura Joseph, MA, M.P.H., (Peace Corps Recruiter, International Programs in Agriculture, Ohio State)

This event is part of a Diversity Speaker Series hosted by the Area Studies Centers at The Ohio State University.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Laura Joseph at Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.