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Justice in the Grass

A documentary about the Rwandan genocide to be screened at UCLA on Wednesday looks at efforts to revive a traditional court system that brings victim and perpetrator face to face.

From the Director

ASC Director Allen F. Roberts introduces ASC's new eNEWSLETTER and gives a roundup of 2006.

Forty Years of 'African Arts'

Herbert M. Cole looks at four decades of "African Arts" at UCLA and what the future may have in store for the journal and the field of African art.

Professor Wins Top French Literary Prize with Congolese Fable

Alain Mabanckou, a visiting professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, won the annual prize for his best-selling novel, "Mémoires de porc-épic" ("Memoirs of a Porcupine").

Lecture Series to Explore Darfur

Professor Edward Alpers will discuss the roots of the crisis in Sudan, which has lasted more than three years.

Talk Analyzes Effects of Arab Nationalism

This lecture was part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies' fall lecture series called "The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11," which aims to explore the recent issues with multiple professional points of view. The next public lecture is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Bunche 10383.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o Shares His Art

On a book tour for his English translation of 'Wizard of the Crow,' the Kenyan novelist and playwright teaches a UCLA audience about dictators, globalization, and 'the unity behind creation.'

UCLA Visiting Professor Wins Prestigious French Book Prize

Prix Renaudot winners become "mega-stars overnight" in France.

African-based Performers Next on UCLA Live's World Music Schedule

Nov. 11 show features the Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil will appear in March.

Art Intersects with Life at the Fowler

"Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives" features some 250 objects from the Fowler's permanent collection--the art of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.

Obituary: Mazisi Kunene, South African Poet Laureate, Anti-apartheid Leader, and UCLA Professor

The UCLA African Studies Center held a memorial service for Kunene on Oct. 12.

Bright Lights, Hard Lives

The people of Nigeria's southern delta region benefit little from oil wealth. UCLA panel discussions focus on the causes of their distress.

K-12 Teachers Seek Out Lesson in African-Latin American Links

A ten-day workshop for local educators provides much-needed evidence that heritages of Latina/o and African American students intersect.

Darfur panel illustrates region’s suffering

Speakers criticize international community’s apathy toward Sudan

Groups rally to end Darfur genocide

On July 21, the eve of the anniversary of Congress officially deeming the situation in Darfur a "genocide," several groups joined together on the lawn in front of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard to rally in opposition to the Sudanese government, calling for steps to end the genocide of people in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Keep progress alive in Darfur

State support of UC divestment should be matched with dedicated student involvement

Background on the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan

History of the conflict with recent updates and developments

New laws hit Sudan funds

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, former Secretary of State George Shultz, Assemblymember Koretz, Assemblymember J. Horton, executive members of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and other community leaders at a public signing for AB 2941 and AB 2179.

From Dorms to Dakar

WAC students experience language, culture of Senegal through UCLA Summer Session program.

Equity, Impact at Odds in AIDS Fight: UCLA Study

Allocating scarce antiretroviral drugs to South African cities would prevent the greatest number of infections, a UCLA AIDS Institute study finds.

UCLA Fowler Museum to Premiere 'Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World' Oct. 29

The first major U.S. exhibition on Tuareg art and culture examines the history of "the Blue People of the Sahara," so-called for their indigo turbans that at times stain their skin and define their identity as they ride on majestic camels.

'Liminal Spaces: Photographs of Morocco by Rose-Lynn Fisher' Opens at the UCLA Fowler Museum Sept. 17

The exhibition features 48 black-and-white photographs that explore the theme of the "liminal," the sensory threshold that exists in social interactions, physical spaces, and desert and urban settings.

African Stories in Online Curriculum Give Meaning to 'Globalization'

16 short tales, and warring commentaries on them, form the core of GlobaLink-Africa, a free, year-long, multimedia curriculum designed for grades 9-12. The polished, feature-rich web site is not only for high schoolers. Others can raid it for music, country data, or a crash course on Africa and the contemporary world.

'As a Teacher, I Have Power'

W. Michael 'Jelani' Hamm, the Coordinator for the Social Justice Magnet at Crescent Heights Elementary, discusses his experiences at a two-day K-12 teachers' workshop on the plight of African children.

Soccer, Nationalism, and Globalization

With the 2006 FIFA World Cup days away from kicking off, the African Activist Association staged their first conference of its kind, "Soccer, Nationalism, and Globalization" on the 31st of May 2006.

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