AFAM Activities and Events  

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October 29: Fall Preview Day

October 25: Meet Me in the Bottom: The Struggle to Reclaim Richmond's African Burial Ground. Screen and Panel discussion




September 30 - October 2: VCU Family Weekend 2016

Join us for VCU's annual Family Weekend! Many college advisors, including AFAM's Dr. Grantham, will be present on Friday. For more information and a schedule of events:




July 14-15: Trauma Response Team

AFAM is offering safe spaces for members of the VCU and greater Richmond community to talk to licensed clinical psychologists and other support personnell to help process their feelings about recent events. For more information, see here.




May 14: Commencement

The AFAM/GSWS joint graduation ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM in the Richmond Salons in the University Student Commons (907 Floyd Avenue). 




April 25: 

Two burlesque workshops with Richmond burlesque dancer Lottie Ellington in Studio 108. The first workshop will be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and the second will be held from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Space is limited and registration is required. Please e-mail Dae Newman at to register.

"Shamless Pleasures: Burlesque and the Politics of Black Female Respectability," 6:30 PM, Grace Street Theater. Join us for a planel discussion featuring burlesque dancer Lottie Ellington.