Friday, Apr 19, 8 AM-5 PM

Black Spirit, Black Power: ADRSA 2019

Southern University at New Orleans

Join the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA) in New Orleans or ONLINE via LIVE STREAM for its 7th conference! Come for the conference and stay for a weekend of fellowship and fun! Presented in Association with the Center for African and African American Studies at SUNO (CAAAS-SUNO). This year's theme Black Spirit, Black Power: Africana Religions and Liberation will explore the connection between Africana religions and the concepts of freedom, liberation, and libery from theological, historical, and political perspectives. Featuring panel discussions, vendors, and more! Friday, April 29: Conference and MarketplaceVenue: Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)Time: 9 am - 5 pmInterested in Vending? Contact Us Saturday April 20: Osun Festival (Hosted by Iya Naimah Osunbunmi Zulu)Venue: Procession begins at Black Star, 800 Belleville St, New OrleansTime: 1 pm - 5 pm Sunday, April 22: New Orleans Tour and drumming in Congo Square (Walking tour by Denise Augustine of Our Sacred Stories, alternate full-day tours available)Venue: Begins and ends at Louis Armstrong ParkTimes: 9 am and 11 am Opening Plenary Dr. Funlayo E. Wood MenziesCenter for Black Studies Research, University of California, Santa Barbara Keynote AddressOba Adegbolu Adefunmi IISecond King of Oyotunji Village Featured ArtistNajaa Young, Orunmila's Daughter Featured Conference Image: "Ase Pa Ti" copyright Najaa Young (c) 2008 FAQs Do I have to be a student, professor, or otherwise affiliated with a university to come? No! All are welcome and community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend! What is the attire? We request that attendees wear white in the spirit of peace and connection. Accent it with your favorite colors! Will food be provided? Yes, continental breakfast and lunch are included with your ticket. Can I pay at the door? Yes, however the price will be increased and only pre-paid guests are guaranteed food and conference swag. Online pre-payment is strongly preferred. Are there group discounts? Yes! Please contact us at if you intend to bring a group What's the refund policy? No refunds. You may share your ticket with someone else if you are unable to attend.