African Culture Week to be Celebrated on Campus

October 26, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The first week of November will be African Culture Week at Illinois Wesleyan University, with several days of events celebrating the culture and traditions from across the African continent, including a discussion with two “lost children” of the Sudan following a screening of God Grew Tired of Us.  The events are free and open to the public.

African Culture Week 2010

Tuesday, Nov. 2:

African Drum Circle, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center (104 E. University St, Bloomington), hosted by the Anthropology Club.

Thursday, Nov. 4:

Rescuing Emmanuel, 7 p.m. Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington), sponsored by the Development Studies Team as part of the International Studies Film Series.

Thursday, Nov. 4:

God Grew Tired of Us, 7 p.m. Lecture Hall 218, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art (6 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington). A post-screening discussion will include “Lost Boy” Peter Magai Bul and “Lost Girl” Flora Iyaya Lujana.

Saturday, Nov. 6:

African Beading Party, 1-5 p.m. Turfler Room, Memorial Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Lamu Center of Preventative Health (LCPH), Lamu, Kenya featuring beads from the Kazuri Bead Factory, a fair trade women’s co-op in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sunday, Nov. 7:

African Culture Night, 5 - 8 p.m. Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington). The event, sponsored by the African Students Association, will feature African cuisine and a performance by master drummer, Bolokada Conde (Center for World Music, UIUC) and students.

For further information on African Culture Week, contact Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart at

Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960