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Xavier University

1 Drexel Drive

Administration Building Auditorium

New Orleans, LA 70125

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Join the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA) in New Orleans or ONLINE via LIVE STREAM for its 8th conference! Come for the conference and stay for a weekend of fellowship and fun! Presented in Association with Ase Ire and the School of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University.

This year's theme Wind & Fire: Honoring the Divine Feminine and Masculine in Africana Religions will explore the conceptions of gender, femininity and masculinity and how these form and interact in Africana religious culture and practice. Featuring panel discussions, vendors, and more!

Let's Stay Together!
We have a limited block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites French Quarter. Just steps from Congo Square, includes hot breakfast! Click here to reserve your room now with one night's deposit.

Interested in VENDING?
Fill out the Vendor information form located here. Space is limited, apply now!

Thursday, April 16:
Pre-Conference Event
Details TBA

Friday, April 17:
CONFERENCE AND MARKETPLACE (MAIN EVENT)**

Venue: Xavier University
Administration Building Auditorium

Time: 8 am - 5 pm

Opening Plenary

Dr. Kim Vaz-DeVille

Author of The Baby Dolls, professor of education, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Xavier University

Keynote Address

Baba John Mason
Author of Orisa: New World Black Gods, In Praise of Our Mothers, and numerous titles in Orisa studies

Featured Artist
Stephen Hamilton, The Art of Stephen Hamilton
F
eatured image Ndiaye and Fatou(c) Stephen Hamilton

AFTER PARTY

Details TBA
Music by DJ Funke

Saturday April 20:
ORISA SONG, DRUM, AND DANCE WORKSHOPS

Details TBA

Osun Festival (Hosted by Iya Naimah Osunbunmi Zulu)

Details TBA

Sunday, April 21:

FEATURED TOURS

Hoodoo, Voodoo, and a Bottle of Rum walking tour by Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, Hoodoo Man and creator of WOODEN QUILTS (See tickets for tour details)

Temple Mysteries and the Orisha tour with Nana Sula Spirit, spiritualist, sacred singer, artist, and masking Indian

DRUMMING IN CONGO SQUARE

Venue: Louis Armstrong Park

Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

FAQs

How does the live stream work?
You'll receive a link when the conference begins. Simply click and you're there. The same link will allow you to access recordings afterword, so don't worry if you miss it live.

Do I have to be a student, professor, or otherwise affiliated with a university to come?
No! All are welcome and community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

What is the attire?
We request that attendees wear white in the spirit of peace and connection. Accent it with your favorite prints!

Will food be provided?
Yes, continental breakfast and lunch are included with your paid registration.

If you registered free as a student, meals are NOT included unless you purchase the "student lunch & swag"

Can I pay at the door?

Limited door payments will be accepted, but lunch and swag are only guaranteed to those who have pre-registered. Online registration is strongly preferred. Please contact us if you have any trouble.

Are there group discounts?
Yes! Please contact us at info@ADRSA.org if you intend to bring a group of 10 or more

How much does it cost to be a vendor?
Vendors must register for the conference and donate an item ($15 value or greater) to the annual raffle.

What's the refund policy?
Refunds end 30 days before the event. After that, you may share your ticket with someone else if you are unable to attend. Live stream is also included with in-person tickets.

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Xavier University

1 Drexel Drive

Administration Building Auditorium

New Orleans, LA 70125

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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