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