African-American Resource Center


In light of recent developments surrounding the rapidly evolving coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are postponing some events. We will distribute more information as it is available. It is an unfortunate but necessary precaution we are taking in support of University mitigation efforts to social distance and stem potential spread of the virus.

Our services include workshops and informational sessions, and many advertised events throughout the year.

You can call (215) 898-0104, come by AARC at 3643 Locust Walk, or check us out on Facebook to find out about upcoming programs and events.

Notice: "We value academic freedom and open expression. The views and opinions expressed by presenters are those of the speakers during programs listed on this calendar and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Pennsylvania or the African-American Resource Center."

For a complete list of 2021 MLK Symposium Programs, click HERE:

AARC Calendar

Note: Please use calendar arrows located in the top left of the calendar to scan through the months and observe all of the upcoming events.

Featured Events

Critical Race Theory and DEI: From Theory to Practice

Join us as we examine the language switch from Critical Race Theory to Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and what each term means and what DEI means and looks like at Penn, presented by The African-American Resource Center & Office of Affirmative Action.

Beverly A. Crawford, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences
Captain W. Nicole McCoy, Commanding Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Public Safety
Monica Monroe, Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, Carey Law School
Valerie Dorsey Allen
Director, African-American Resource Center
Keynote Speaker:
Chaz L. Howard
Penn’s Vice President for Social Equity and Community


November 4, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event: The Afican-American Resource Center & Office of Affirmative Action