Join us for a presentation by Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao MD about her forthcoming book, "Africa 101: The Wake Up Call."
Monday, July 20, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Please join the UCLA African Studies Center for this special event with
Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao MD on July 20!
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In Africa 101: The Wake-up Call, Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao MD uses personal anecdotes, her tenure at the AU, and historical references to highlight the struggle, discrimination, and violence Africans and their descendants have endured. From the consequences of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the current need for the BlackLivesMatter movement, Dr. Chihombori Quao's book issues a call for action and outlines plans for initiatives and a timetable for Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, along with friends of Africa, to dismantle stereotypes and end racism sooner rather than later.
Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao MD is the former African Union Ambassador to the United States. Since her departure from the AU, she has been finishing her forthcoming book and speaking about her work with the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI). Prior to her appointment as Ambassador, she practiced medicine for over 29 years, mobilized African health professionals to address healthcare needs, and advocated for the safety and well-being of all, specifically women.