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About Aicre

The Africana Institute for Creation, Recognition, and Elevation (AICRE) is an interdisciplinary research entity, which aims to create a dynamic exchange of cultural, scientific, economic and spiritual knowledge between local communities and academia to positively impact the next generation, so that people of African descent can equitably contribute towards a more sustainable society and command respect worldwide.

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From the Margins Executive Summary

We are excited to launch Margins program this fall 2020, a peace program that combines research and artistic approaches to foster peace among youth affected by violent conflict in Jos, Nigeria. The program culminates in a documentary that will be shared with the academic community, peace building experts, and NGOs. From the Margins is a collaboration […]

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Enuff Already

About “Enuff Already!” “Enuff Already!” tells Black womxn’s stories to surge their power, change popular opinions and expand avenues to leadership through communities of support. As an interactive story-based web dramedy “Enuff Already!” allows viewers to see and become aware of the covert racism and sexism-driven structures black women, at various stages of their careers, […]

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Reflections on “Undoing Racism” PISAB Workshop 2018

PISAB Undoing Racism Workshop Reflections Jan 2018 Concrete Impacts of the Undoing Racism Workshop

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Co-Principal Investigators

  Dr. S. Ama Wray S. Ama Wray, PhD, was recognized by the Comparative & International Education Society, receiving their African Diaspora Emerging Scholars Award in 2018. An Associate Professor of Dance at UC Irvine, she gave the 2019 closing plenary for Dance/USA’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her PhD in dance studies at […]

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“Undoing Racism” PISAB Workshop 2020

Undoing Racism® A foundational engagement with AICRE February 12-14, 2020   The Africana Institute for Creativity, Recognition, and Elevation (AICRE) continues with Workshop and Performance Series 2.  From February 12th-14th, The Peoples’ Institute return to Orange County to conduct a second, critical Undoing Racism Workshop® for our research community of faculty, students, staff and community […]

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Researchers

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Contemplative Reflections Upon Race: Time to Move

About To bolster the PISAB program AICRE presents two phenomenally balanced individuals who are both fluent in the academic environment but also highly literate in the personal development and transformational spheres. These speakers are both authors, teachers, and practitioners in the arts and business sectors, will they separately host and shape an evening of contemplative, […]

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Special Thanks

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Core Team

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AICRE Fellows

Arts and Humanities Dr. Daniel Kodzo Avorgbedor Dr. Avorgbedor is currently on a post-retirement teaching and research contract at the Institute of African Studies and in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon. Major research and teaching areas include performance theories, African Diaspora studies, and rural-urban dynamics in reconstructing Ewe cultural […]

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People

Dr. S. Ama Wray | Co-Principal Investigator  Sheron Wray, Associate Professor of dance at the University of California, Irvine, received her PhD from the University of Surrey in 2016. Within the realm of contemporary dance she danced with flagship dance companies in the UK – London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company. As founding […]

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