Calendar Events for 2014
Africa is a Woman's Name
Diversity Film Series Thursday April 10th, 6pm, UC 303
Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman, Phuti Ragophala, a dedicated school principal in one of South Africa's poorest communities, and Njoki Ndung'u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya's parliament, tell their individual stories, reflecting upon their own achievements and failures as well as needed initiatives for women and children in their respective societies. Their richly textured self-portraits reveal the gender revolution under way among sub-Saharan women of different backgrounds and origins who are determined to transform their daily realities and the condition of their lives. (52 minutes)
Fort Campbell Clothesline Project
Monday April 14, 8am - 3pm @ Fort Campbell
The Clotheslin Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clotheline is hung with shirts. Each shirt is decorated to represent a partiular woman's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. Throughout the years, the clothesline project has been displayed on Austin Peay's campus. Over 500 shirts have been made by Austin Peay students. These shirts reflect experiences of men, women, and children in the Clarksville community. We will be taking the Clothesline Project to Fort Campbell in hopes that this will bring awareness to sexual and domestic violence in relationships.
Asanbe Diversity Symposium
Wednesday April 16, 1pm, MUC 303
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Woodfork "How Senegalese Soldiers Became French: 20th Century Identity Politics"
Panel Discussion: "African in the 21st Century" 2:30pm Drs. Christophe Konkobo, Jacqueline Woodfork, Jason Verber and Sheena Harris MUC 303
Related Session: Study Abroad in Africa 10am/ At the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center
Sponsored by: The Department of Languages and Literature
Co-Sponsored by: Academic Affairs, APSU Diversity Committee, African-American Studies, International Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, The Honors Program, and the Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center.
*More events will be announced as the semester continues.