|Africa Awareness / Afro Fest
|Alma Mater Society
To create and host a five day national symposium of critical discussion and cultural celebration of Africa Awareness in higher education at UBC that will bring together students, academics, and activists.
The aim of this project is to carry out a week long series of lectures, round-table discussions, cultural activities and exhibitions to create awareness of the rich diversity and cultural value of the continent of Africa. This project will provide the UBC community at large with a different lens in which to critically engage in thinking about the continent's contribution to higher learning. It will address the intersections of colonial and post-colonial Africa in meaningful and action-orientated ways with particular emphasis placed on discussions that explore the conference theme in relations to intersections of African history and current events with race, language, class, sexuality, faith/religion and slavery.
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Sarah Twomey, Safety, Alma Mater Society