ALARA 2020 Conference

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The Thirteenth Biennial International / Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)

Theme: "Resilience, Climate Crisis, and Social Justice"

Dates: August 4, 2020 to August 8, 2020

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Conference At A Glance:

  • Evening Tuesday, 4th: "Welcome Reception"
  • All day Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, and Friday 7th: Sessions
  • Friday 7th evening: Closing banquet
  • Morning and Afternoon Saturday 8th: Optional cultural excursion

Registration Information

(coming soon!)

Transportation and Hotel Information

Event Summary:
ALARA Biennial Conference
Start Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Last Day to Book: Friday, June 19, 2020
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
AC Hotel San Juan Condado for 154 USD per night
Book your group rate for ALARA Biennial Conference

Conference Organizing Committee

Prof. Sheridan Wigginton - California Lutheran University
Prof. Antonio Tillis - Univeristy of Houston
Ms. Tyra Lewis
Prof. Dorothy Mosby - Mount Holyoke College
Prof. Sarah Ohmer - Lehman College, CUNY
Prof. Luisa Ossa - LaSalle University
Prof. Dawn Stinchcomb - Purdue University
Prof. Sonja Stephenson Watson - University of Texas, Arlington



ALARA 2020 Daily List of Presenters

(coming soon!!)

AUGUST 4-8, 2020

Wednesday, August 5th

(coming in late March 2020)

Thursday, August 6th

(coming in late March 2020)

Friday, August 7th

(coming in late March 2020)

ALARA Membership is open to all those interested in African Diaspora Studies.

Membership Dues and Conference Registration Fees

The conference registration fee is US $350. The conference registration fee for Professors Emeriti is US $250. The confererence registration fee for Puerto Rican locals is $150 and for Puerto Rican locals only, a day pass is available for $50.

For those not attending the conference, the annual membership fee for one-year is US $125.

The Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA) is now open access and is located here:


ALARA 2010, Lima, Peru