Everyone is invited to take part and experience the 4th annual African Awareness Week (AAW), being held this year from February 24 to 28.
AAW is a week-long event that challenges any and all homogenous representation of Africa through a series of events and critical dialogues that show the diversity and humanity of the continent.
This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the African countries represented on campus and the continent as a whole.
The week opens with opening ceremonies on Monday, February 24, at 2:30pm in the Fipke Centre Foyer, and events continue throughout the week.
- Cooking with Tobe
12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Aboriginal Collegium, room UNC212
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Gymnasium, Studio 1
- Movie Night
6 p.m. in the UBCSUO Theatre, room UNC106
- Soccer tournament
3 to 5 p.m. in the Gymnasium
- Taste of Africa
Come and taste the diverse food from across the African continent
1 to 3 p.m. in the Fipke Centre Foyer
- African Discussion/Debate
5 to 6 p.m. in the UBCSUO Theatre, room UNC106
- Africana Gala
A can’t miss event showcasing traditional foods, dance, and music from across the continent. Featuring keynote speaker: Kofi J. S. Gbolonyo.
6 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom, room UNC 200
Tickets are $10 and available in the UNC foyer until February 21 and at the International Programs and Services office (FIP226) after that.
African Awareness Week has been organized by UBC’s Okanagan campus’ student community including the African Student Club (ASC), the international student community, International Programs and Services, and Aboriginal Programs and Services.
To find out more, visit the African Student Club Facebook page.