A special Africa-education orientation program

Friday, June 27, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

US Agency for International Development, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, and the UCLA African Studies Center


Special guest Ngugi wa’ Thiong’o

World renowned African novelist, theorist of post-colonial literature and Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine


  • Assemblymember Mervyn Dymally
  • His Excellency Amadou BA, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Republic of Senegal
  • Dr. Sarah Moten, Chief, Education Division, USAID Africa Bureau,
  • Dr. Gail Ifshin, The Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership
  • Bernadette B. Paolo, Esq., The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
  • Noelle LuSane, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations 

This event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to principals, superintendents,  instructional coaches, and teachers.  This event, along with introducing the Teach Africa Program, will provide information and resources available for educators interested in enhancing their instruction on Africa.

RSVP required to africa@international.ucla.edu or call 310-825-3686.


Special Instructions

Please contact the African Studies Center at 310-825-3686 or by email at africa@international.ucla.edu to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Cost : Free with RSVP; parking is available in lot 6 for all-day ($8) and pay-by-space.

For more information please contact:

UCLAAfrican Studies Center

Tel: 310-825-3686



Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, US Agency for International Development Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa