Africana Studies

Startalk Program: Learn Arabic This SummerArabic

  • Free Tuition!
  • Earn College Credits!

Learn a critical language -- Arabic, spoken by 290 million people worldwide.

July 13 to August 7, 2015.

At the end of the program, you will be able to greet others, introduce family members, and order food using simple sentences in both oral and written Arabic. You will earn college credit as well as high school credit. The program will include classroom instruction and time for cultural activities.

Open to all NM high school students and beginning UNM freshmen.

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Home of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNM

Liberation • Self-Determination • Service


We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
                                                     ~ Alice Walker

The Africana Studies Program at UNM uses an interdisciplinary approach to uncover and examine the historical, political and cultural experiences of peoples of Africa and of African descent in the American Southwest, and across the globe! We are committed to encouraging students of all races and ethnicities to think critically about the function of race within individuals, institutions and societies and simultaneously facilitate heightened awareness of issues surrounding social justice and community/service.

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"Two Fights, One Cause" Sonia Gipson Rankin (2009)

"Black History Month Kickoff Brunch at UNM" Hill Harper, Black History Month at UNM (2013)

2013 UNM Africana Studies "Person of the Year" Cathryn McGill

UNM recruiting African American Students KOAT-TV

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