Africa Week 2020

As part of Black History Month, the Department of Africana Studies at UM-Flint, along with efforts by the UM-Flint African Student Association, and with generous support from the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Provost, and other university offices, presents Africa Week. 

Each February we offer a series of celebrations and activities that explore the vibrant ties that exist between Africa and its diaspora. By showcasing artists, experts, and works from across the city, state, country, and world, we hope to give individuals from our campus and community an opportunity to come together and share in the learning of culture, history, and experience.

Africa Week 2020 Events

  • Feb. 2: Special Service Kick-off Event

    • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 711 S. Saginaw St. 
    • Reception & dance performance to follow the service
  • Feb. 3: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
    • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • 307 French Hall
  • Feb. 4: Faculty Research in Africana Studies
    • 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    • 329 French Hall
  • Feb. 5: Lunch & Lecture with Dr. Kelly Askew
  • Feb. 6: African Drumming & Dance Performance
    • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • KIVA
  • Feb. 8: African Story Time
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Totem Books, 620 W. Court St. 
  • Feb. 12: "True Justice" Film Screening
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • KIVA

Videos: Africa Week 2019

The keynote event of Africa Week 2019 was a lecture by Dr. Amal Fadlalla, Associate Professor Anthropology, Women's Studies, and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. In addition to her talk on humanity and violence against women, the event featured African dance and remarks from UM-Flint faculty.