(Satellite Location: Edinboro) What is Afrocentrism? - A Look at World History through a Different Lens

April 19th,2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Parris  Baker, Ph.D.

What is Afrocentrism? - A Look at World History through a Different Lens

In this lecture, JES Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Parris Baker will explain the concept of Afrocentrism, an approach to studying world history that focuses on the history of people of recent African descent. 


Location: Alexander Music Recital Hall (Edinboro University) – 110 Kiltie Rd. Edinboro, PA 16444.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE 

Parking: Academy Hall parking lot adjacent to the William P. Alexander Music Center "WA" on the campus map.


Parris  Baker, Ph.D.

Parris J. Baker, PhD., MSSA, is an Associate Professor and Director, Social Work, Mortuary Science, and Gerontology Programs, Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work at Gannon University. Dr. Baker is also a faculty member with the Erie Psychological Consortium Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program and the Erie Bible College. An ordained Elder, Dr. Baker is pastor of Believer’s International Worship Center, Inc., and founder/director of Men of Valor Ministries and the Abba Fathers Program. His research interests include African-American fathers, incarcerated fathers, and non-custodial fathers, community and teenage violence, childhood poverty, cultural diversity, individual difference, and inclusion.