I am John Robinson-Miller IV, Associate Director of the Center for African and African American Studies, and I am responsible for Student Services Programs. On behalf of the CAAAS community, I want to extend an enthusiastic welcome to you and the important people in your life. As you journey to Boulder, you could be experiencing a wide variety of emotions from excitement to anxiety. Our colleagues across the campus are preparing amazing experiences to help with your transition. I also want to share what the CAAAS could offer you as a resource and home away from home.
The Center for African and African American Studies is the research, creative work, and programming department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Established in May 2021 by Professor Reiland Rabaka, along with student leaders Audrea Fryar, Ruth Woldemichael, Karia White and Isaiah Chavous, the CAAAS is the focal point for campus and community life grounded in, and growing out of the historical, cultural, spiritual, sociopolitical, economic, and artistic experiences of Africans, African Americans, and the African diaspora. This Fall 2022 will be the opening of our physical space on the first floor of Macky Auditorium!
This message is a special issue of our bi-weekly email called The Cause. The Cause will feature upcoming departmental programs, diasporic student organization announcements, and opportunities to get involved in the local Black community. Some of our signature programs to highlight are featured below, including our FIRST Black in Boulder (BiB) Symposium for First Year and Transfer Students on August 20, 2022 from 1-4 PM.
Lastly, you can also connect with us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Instagram (@cubouldercaaas), or Facebook!
Protect your magic,
Center African and American American Studies Staff