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Africa Week celebrated at the UI April 17-23

April 12th, 2011

The African Students Association Presents: Africa Week (April 17-23)

Black in America
Sunday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Afro-House
Share your experiences and hear inspired insight about being African versus African American in the United States, as well as the misconceptions and stereotypes that have generated a stale relationship between the groups, and let’s discuss the way forward.

Griot Night
Monday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in Wild Bills Coffee Shop
Presentations of poems, short stories and other forms of literature about Africa: anyone is welcome to share his or her own work, or come listen to others read.

African and Afro-Cuban Dance Night
Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. – W10 Pappajohn Building
Performances include the UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble and a variety of African dances. This event also includes a short dance class, so come and show your moves!

Revolution in Africa
Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in 140 Schaefer Hall
Forum on the recent revolutions in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Key speakers include: Prof. Michel Laronde, Prof. Denes Gazsi, Dr. Sunday Goshit

Saturday, April 23, at 5 p.m. in the Afro-House
Bring and enjoy foods from all over Africa. Meet with other people, discuss events that happened throughout the week, and make new friends!

2 Responses to “Africa Week celebrated at the UI April 17-23”

  1. Amanda says:
    April 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Has the location of the Afro-Cuban dance night been determined?

  2. International Programs says:
    April 19, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Yes! The event will take place in W10 Pappajohn Building.