The Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) is the only national organization whose primary focuses are African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American centers, as well as multiculture centers and related offices. These last three ethnic groups have historical and contemporary connections with African-descended people.
The ABCC is an organization that seeks to celebrate, promote and critically examine the cultures (ways of life) of the ethnic groups above. We aim to institutionalize those Centers, including Multiculture Centers, to enhance individual, community and global development. The ABCC believes increased understanding of history and culture of each ethnic group will lead to authentic integration on campus and in the community.
The ABCC collaborates with the Center for Black Studies, Latino Resource Center, Asian American Center, as well as the other university units at NIU. As places of research, history and culture, the centers at NIU and campuses across the country welcome all faculty, staff, students and community members.
Since 1988, the ABCC has offered its member centers professional development workshops, networking opportunities, support for solid programming, and an annual conference to share ideas on how centers can enhance individual, community and global development.
26th Annual ABCC Conference
"Culture Centers: Campus and Community Organizing to Make Lives Matter"
Louisiana State University
The Association for Black Culture Centers invites you to submit proposals for presentations for the 26th annual ABCC national conference. Join us this fall and share your research on current and future iterations of African American, Latino, Asian American and Native American Centers.
Proposals Due: August 1, 2016
Please submit abstract proposals (250-300 words)
- Retrieving Black Core Culture
- Synergy of Centers and Community
- Centering of Women in Leadership
- All Lives Matter
- Synergy Among Ethnic Specific Centers
- Making First Generation Students Matter
- Community as Source of Centers
- Centers Making Gay Lives Matter
- Centers Making Culture Matter
- Opposing the Racist Past in the Present
- Community Making Centers Better
- Afro Latino Centers' Fit with Black Centers
- Asian American Centers' Connection with Blacks
- Academic Work to Make Lives Matter
- Centers Fixing Ethnic Splits
- Understanding Class Matters
Join the ABCC Email List
Stay in touch with the ABCC! Sign up to receive emails about our national conference and networking opportunities with culture centers across the country.
- American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE)
- American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
- African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA)
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
- John D. O'Bryant National Think Tank (JDOTT)
- National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
- National Council for Black Studies (NCBS)
Effective Synergy Among Culture Centers Webinar
Sponsored by the Association for Black Culture Centers
Hosted by NASPA
ABCC Nommo Newsletters
NIU Insider Podcast
Listen to an NIU Insider Podcast on recent ABCC initiatives involving culture centers across the country.