African Culture Week
October 26, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University will celebrate African Culture Week,
which starts Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 6 on campus.
The events, sponsored by the African Studies Team-International Studies Program, which
are free and open to the public, will focus on the culture and traditions of the African
continent. Following are a list of activities.
- Thursday, Oct. 27 Black Gold: Wake up & Smell the Coffee (Directors Nick and Marc Francis, 2006), Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library, (1
Ames Plaza, Bloomington), 7 p.m., International Film Series
- Monday, Oct. 31, Storytelling & Drumming by Firelight, Memorial Center Cabana, (104
University St., Bloomington), 7 p.m., co-sponsored by the African Students Association
and the Anthropology Club
- Thursday, Nov. 3, IS Colloquium Presentation, William Munro, professor of political
science and Irv Epstein, associate dean of faculty and professor of educational studies:
on "Neoliberalism and Neo-leisure: Sport, Children and State the State in South Africa,"
and Rebecca Gearhart, chair of sociology/anthropology and associate professor of anthropology,
on "Seeing Swahili Children: A Visual Anthropological Approach," Beckman Auditorium,
The Ames Library, (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington), 4 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 4, African Beading, Crossroads Global Handcrafts, (428 N. Main St.,
Bloomington), 5-8 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 5, African Beading, Crossroads Global Handcrafts, (428 N. Main St.,
Bloomington), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 6, African Culture Night, Hansen Student Center, Center Court, (300
Beecher St., Bloomington), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For additional information on African Culture Week, contact Rebecca Gearhart, chair
of sociology/anthropology and associate professor of anthropology at (309) 556-3921.
Contact: Sherry Wallace (309) 556-3181