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UMass Boston's 1st Africa Day: "PAN AFRICA RISING"

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University of Massachusetts Boston

Campus Center Ballrooms & Integrated Sciences Complex, 1st Floor Atrium

100 William T Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

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FEATURED ACTIVITIES

Keynote speakers, panels, graduate student flash talks, African marketplace, luncheon, gala night reception featuring Afrobeat DJ, and African food (Somali, Cape Verdes, Nigerian)


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science, International Relations & Africana Studies, Tufts University, Boston Ralph Bunche and African Decolonization: Implications for Postcolonial Africa Today

  • Zadi Zokou, Independent Documentary Filmmaker Black and Black: Connecting African immigrants and African-Americans


PANELIST SPEAKERS

  • Kwamina Panford, Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, Northeastern University

  • Michael Woldemariam, Assistant Professor of International Relations, The Pardee School of International Affairs, Boston University.

  • Joseph Kweku Assan, Assistant Professor of Political-Economy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

  • Patricia Agupusi, Visiting Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

  • Adugna Lemi, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Darren Kew, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

  • Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Assistant Professor, Public Policy of Excluded Populations, University of Massachusetts, Boson

  • Nada Mustafa Ali, Senior Lecturer of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boson

  • Heidi Gengenbach, Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Boson

  • Rita Kiki Edozie, Professor of International Relations, University of Massachusetts, Boston


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For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu before the event date.


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We encourage all visitors to use public transportation, as parking capacity on campus will be very limited. Drivers should allow additional time for driving, parking, and walking due to possible delays caused by construction. Drivers are encouraged to park at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot, located at 200 Mt. Vernon Street in Boston, and take a free shuttle to the Clark Athletic Center or the Campus Center.

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Parking fees: $15 per single use.

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Campus Center Ballrooms & Integrated Sciences Complex, 1st Floor Atrium

100 William T Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

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