Africa: Continent Deconstructed

Africa: Continent Deconstructed

Thursday, October 18

Citizen Diplomacy In Action

Africa: Continent Deconstructed Series

Members of the Norfolk Sister City Association, Tema, Ghana committee will share information about the organization, role, activity and impact.

For more information about NSCA, see :

Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations and the Norfolk Sister City Association.

For more info: contact OIR at, (757) 683-4406, or


Date: Thu, 10/18 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Webb University Ctr.

Room: Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb


Senegal: Mixed Images of a Complex Nation

Africa: Continent Deconstructed Series

Learn about the experiences of 17 students and faculty who traveled to West Africa. Find ways to connect with organizations. Enjoy photos and artifacts.

Presentations by:

Kathy Gause

Gertrude Baidoo

Patricia Arruda

Tara S. Burke

Keisha Monge

Halie Hovenga

With Marie-Pierre Mbaye Myrick, co-leader of the program, and Yvette Pearson, Acting Chair, Women's Studies.

Sponsored by the African Caribbean Association, Office of Intercultural Relations, Office of Study Abroad, Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, and the Women's Studies Department.

For more information, contact OIR at or 757-683-4406, or visit


Date: Thu, 10/18 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Batten Arts and Letters

Room: Burgess Room, BAL 9024 9th Floor


Gender, Civil Society and Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Africa: Continent Deconstructed Series

Sadly known as the world capital of rape, the DRC presents a complex reality where the international community duels with multidimensional challenges on the ground. Considering the country`s own historic and cultural characteristics, this presentation will discuss the nature of sexual violence in the DRC and will focus on the initiatives undertaken by the international community to tackle this problem.

Presenter: Renata Giannini

Sponsored by the Graduate Program of International Studies and the Office of Intercultural Relations.

For more info: contact OIR at, (757) 683-4406, or


Date: Thu, 10/18 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Webb University Ctr.

Room: Potomac York River Rooms


* AfricaFlyer.pdf  (1 MB)

Posted By: Stephanie Riggs
Date: Thu Oct 11 12:52:29 EDT 2012