Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We're back on blogspot! Upcoming Events

Hello ASU family!

We will be updating this blog more often with upcoming events and any interesting findings concerning Africa.

This week is full of ASU events, take a look!

THURSDAY, FEB. 11TH, 8pm in Cosford Cinema
1st Annual African Film Festival

Presented by the African Students Union, the Africana Studies Program, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Cosford Cinema of the University of Miami

Films showing:

Directed by Daniel Junge & Patti Bonnet
Sudan/USA, Digital Projection, 29 minutes, English

The last time Lado Jurkin, Mabior Mayom, and Deng Dau saw their home and families was when they were eight years old. Flash forward 18 years. Accompanied by their adoptive Colorado mother, Jean Wood, the three undertake an extraordinary journey back home to their villages in war-torn Sudan.
Directed by Cheik Doukoure
Guinea/France, 2003, Digital Projection, 96 minutes, French with English Subtitles

The village’s water pump is on its last legs and Moussa (played by the director Cheik Doukour√©) is appointed to go and buy a new one in Paris. On his journey he encounters a plethora of remarkable characters and typical immigrant difficulties: crime, police raids, working at random odd jobs. However, he also experiences the solidarity of their community. This humorous and moving film stirred controversy in France, and was awarded the Human Rights award by the United Nations in 2003.

Afrocentria is a showcase of African Cultures through dance, music, art, and food. We will have various performances and serve dessert to pay homage to "African Love"

The night is free of charge! We will be selling "Paper to Lace" Beaded necklaces made by displaced women in Northern Ugandan, all proceeds will go to those women.  We will also be selling Haiti relief t-shirts.

We hope you will come out to experience "African Love"!

A Year in Review: ASU 2009-2010

Take a look back a what ASU was up to, from the first general body meeting to African Middle Eastern Night.