2019 africa salon

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, & NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED


FRIDAY, APRIL 12


10:30AM | Understanding & Reconceptualizing the Curating of African Art

Behind-the-scenes highlights tour of the African arts collection at the Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery

1111 Chapel St

12:00PM | Meet the Author

Reading & Discussion with Dr. Chiké Frankie Edozien, Professor & Author of Lives of Great Men

Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Rm 211

63 High St

1:30PM | Healing, Health, and What Comes Next

Conversation with Aala Marra, autoimmune disease survivor & health influencer, on what it means to “heal” & how we get there with community.

Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Rm 211

63 High St

3:00PM | Commemorating Rwanda 25 Years Later: A Roundtable on Women’s Representations of the Genocide Against the Tutsi

 Roundtable with poet Juliane Okot Bitek, documentarian Anne Aghion, & journalist Gunilla von Hall. Event curated & moderated by Meredith Shepard, postdoctoral associate at the MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies.

Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Rm 211

63 High St

9:00PM | Concert

Musical Celebration featuring JOJO ABOT, a Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, fashion, literature and performance art.

LUCE HALL AUDITORIUM

34 HILLHOUSE AVE

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13


12:00PM | Food & Culture Event

Join us for a special lunch catered by Sanctuary Kitchen, a local organization formed in 2017 to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees and immigrants resettled in Connecticut. Enjoy Sudanese & Ghanaian cuisine and learn more about Sanctuary Kitchen.

Luce hall, RM 202

34 Hillhouse ave

12:30PM | Healing and Never Again: Reflections on the Aftermath of the Genocide Against the Tutsi

Featured Speaker: Liliane Umuhoza

Luce hall, RM 202

34 Hillhouse ave

3:00PM | Power to the God Within

JOJO ABOT leads us in conversation towards imagining and manifesting an awakened,  powerful and united global black nation.

Luce hall, RM 202

34 Hillhouse ave

5:30PM | Cocktail Reception

Celebrate AFRICA SALON 2019 with food, drinks & company before our final event of the weekend.

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

211 PARK ST

7:00PM | Comedy Show

Featuring trailblazing comedians Sonia Denis & Yedoye Travis.

Afro-American Cultural Center

211 Park St

Sponsored by: Stephen and Ruth Hendel '73 and the Hendel Fund for Innovation in Africa; The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale; Yale Africa Initiative; Yale Office of International Affairs; Council on African Studies; Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources; Afro-American Cultural Center; Center for E.Q.uity in Sports at Yale