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 The Center for Global Learning WELCOMES
Award-Winning Historian of the African Diaspora

November 13, 2019, 3:30 pm in Wiedner Center Sylviane A. Diouf 

"They were on the last slave ship. they lived in the 1930s"

Book pictures

Diouf is a Visiting Professor at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Maison des Esclaves project on Goree Island, Senegal. She has special interest in the experience of the Africans deported, through the international slave trade, to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds.  Diouf is the author of Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons,  and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas which was named Outstanding Academic Book in 1999 and was released in 2013. Her book on Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America won numerous awards.  She is the editor of Black Power 50, Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies, and In Motion: The African American Migration Experience from National Geographic, 2005.  She is also the author of several books for children on African history and American slavery and has many other book publications. 

In 2015 she was the keynote speaker addressing the United Nations General Assembly on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She has been recognized for her achievements with numerous awards and she was the inaugural director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.   


The Center for Global Learning serves as a resource for creating cultural awareness and responsible global citizenship for all Cabrini students. The Center promotes and facilitates globally relevant undergraduate and graduate education for the purpose of equipping students with an intercultural understanding and global awareness through a social justice lens.  Within an interdisciplinary context, the Center for Global Learning seeks to develop constructive partnerships and relationships among global universities, organizations, and scholars.

Strategic Goals for the Center on Global Learning

  • Support faculty research on global issues, especially those that focus on social justice topics.
  • Grow partnerships to increase affordable study abroad opportunities for students.
  • Secure foundation and other grant funding to help support global initiatives.
  • Work closely with Catholic Relief Services and similar humanitarian organizations, with regards to international initiatives for students and faculty.
  • Become a resource for organizations with regard to global initiatives, research, and programming.
  • Develop programming to bring global leaders or groups to campus to enhance the global perspective of students.
  • Create study abroad opportunities for graduate students.
  • Showcase student presentations from study abroad experiences.

For more information about this center, you can contact Vonya Womack, vsw25@cabrini.edu

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