Habari Newsletter Fall 2012


Krannert Museum Reopens African Exhibit
The new African gallery at Krannert Art Museum, "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," opened on October 11th.. Several hundred people attended the event, enjoying not only the art work but also a musical performance by the Francophone choir.



CAS, SAWBO Seek Mozambican Partners
Under a grant from the Illinois Strategic International Partnerships, CAS director Merle Bowen, along with the head of University of Illinois Scientific Animations Without Borders, Barry Pittendrigh, visited a number of potential partners in Mozambique in October.



Urbana Sister Cities Honored
The Urbana-Zomba (Malawi) Sister Cities project, in which the Center for African Studies was a major partner, won the prize for best Sister Cities initiative in Illinois. And there is more to come.



Events in South Africa Profiled on Campus
Two major events took place on campus this semester which highlighted the situation of mineworkers and shack dwellers in South Africa some eighteen years after the country’s first democratic elections. We report on them here.



New African Dance Company on Campus
Founder Amira Davis chronicles the recent formation of Jalimuso SiSWA, a local dance group dedicated to African dance as a form of solidarity with people on the continent.



Second Annual East African Culture




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