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AAPF Goes to Essence Festival

June 30 - July 2

June 30, 2023

Fighting Against Book Bans

A movement to erase Black history has been in full force with book bans, bans on critical race theory, and legislation seeking to eliminate diversity, equity, and inclusion all over the country. This panel will bring together some of the most prominent figures in the fight to retain our history and critical assessment of discrimination in this country.


July 1, 2023

Affirmative Action, DEI, and Reparations: Where Do We Take the Fight for Racial Justice Now?

Black history banned, ‘wokeness’ criticized, DEI renounced…What are the implications for Black people and other marginalized groups in the United States and what can you do about it?


June 30 – July 2, 2023

AAPF and Freedom 2 Learn Booth

Ernest Morial Convention Center – New Orleans, LA


June 30
July 2


Ernest Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA + Google Map