The University of Iowa

Neo-African-American film screening features panel, director Feb. 24

February 17th, 2010

Director Kobina Aidoo will introduce a screening of his documentary, “The Neo-African-Americans,” followed by a panel discussion from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Illinois Room (Room 348) of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Aidoo an immigrant from Ghana, documents how rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the African-American narrative.

Nicole Nisly, M.D., UI interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president, will introduce Aidoo who will introduce the film.

Panelists include Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of International Programs and panel chair; Aidoo, film director and public affairs consultant; Lyombe Eko, associate professor, UI School of Journalism and Mass Communications; Edudzi Etsey, service delivery and operations manager, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; and Katrina Sanders with Sherry Watt, both associate professors in the UI College of Education.

This event is sponsored by International Programs at the UI. Co-sponsors include: African American Council; African Studies Program; Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies; Carver College of Medicine Office of Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives; Chief Diversity Office; City of Iowa City Human Rights Commission; and UI Staff Council.

Contact: Amy Green, 319-335-1433.