African Diaspora Reading Group

ADRG exists to explore and contribute to African Diaspora writing and to educate others about this important body of literature. ADRG has weekly meetings where we discuss various poems, books, and other topics related to the African Diaspora, to English majors, and to the campus at large. In the past few years this club has opened its arms to students who not only like to read, but who also enjoy open discussions on various topics that pervade our society.

A Brief History

ADRG was founded in the fall of 2014 by Dr. Mary Helen Washington and English major Brittany Brown. It was founded to bring attention and conversation to the rich bodies of work relating to the African Diaspora for English majors and the campus at large.

Upcoming Events

General Body Meetings will be cancelled until the University resumes classes on April 10. 
See the English Department Coronavirus disease updates page for more information. 

Weekly Meetings: Wednesdays at 7pm in Tawes 1134


Past Events

  • A visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
  • Performance of The Call at The Clarice Performing Arts Center
  • Open Mic Night
  • "Complexifiying Conversations: Performing Black Subjectivites throughout the African Diaspora"

More Information

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