African American Communication and Culture Division

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The African American Communication and Culture Division’s purpose is to promote substantive scholarship, creative and innovative teaching, and improved practice of communication about the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. We work in conjunction with the Black Caucus from which the division stemmed. Members of the division are usually members of the caucus and are from various ethnic backgrounds that have a genuine interest in attending to issues that impact the people of the African Diaspora.

"Changing the Players and the Game: A Personal Account of the Speech Communication Association Black Caucus Origins"

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Dianna Watkins-Dickerson
  • Vice Chair: Clover Baker Brown
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Symone Campbell
  • Immediate Past Chair: Anita Mixon
  • Secretary: Jasmine Austin

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly

    • Dianna Watkins-Dickerson

  • Nominating Committee

AACCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official membership count is taken every January. 

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources

AACCD Call for Submissions -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes