Community Engagement

The Department of African American Studies supports the VCU and the Richmond communities through research partnerships, student internship placements, lecture series and more.

Our Community Advisory Board

The Department of African American Studies advisory board is composed of community leaders and changemakers who support our mission. The board provides feedback on departmental programming and initiatives, helps us identify opportunities for community engagement, and supports us in offering enriching mentoring and internship opportunities for students.

 

Ana Edwards

Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Quality

Ana Edwards

Enjoli Moon

Afrikana Independent Film Festival

Enjoli Moon

Iman Shabazz

New Virginia Majority

Iman Shabazz

Jihad Abdulmumit

For Our Children Productions

Jihad Abdulmumit

Omilade Janine Bell

Elegba Folklore Society

Omilade Janine Bell