annual Africa conference to address diverse issues
from around the globe will discuss a variety of issues facing the
people of Africa, including religion, human rights, AIDS and diamonds
12th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference “Ethnicity, Religion,
and Conflict Diamonds in Africa,” May 1-3 in the University
Union at California State University, Sacramento.
Among the many featured speakers are Lyuombya Henry Hudson of The
AIDS Support Organization in Kampala, Uganda who will discuss “Peer
Education Training: A Strategy to Combat AIDS/HIV,” at 5:30
p.m., Thursday, May 1, and Dr. Charles Moore Wedderburn of the University
of Bahia, Brazil, who will address the conference as the keynote
speaker at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 2. Other program highlights include:
Participants in the 2002 summer Fulbright education seminar in
Uganda will share their experiences and major lessons learned
in a panel discussion
at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1.
“The Business of War and Diamonds in Africa’s Conflicts:
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Kimberley Protocols,”
11 a.m., Friday, May 2. Presented by Phillip Van Nierk from the
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington,
“Women In Conflict With Oil Companies in The Niger Delta
of Nigeria,” 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 2. Presented by Oluchi
Florence Ema-Etokudo of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
is sponsored by the CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution
and the CSUS Pan African Studies Program.
For more information, contact Ernest Uwazie at (916) 278-6282. Media
assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office
at (916) 278-6156.