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April 16, 2002

Campus hosts annual Africa conference

The role of women in peace-building efforts in Africa is among the topics at 11th annual Africa/Diaspora Conference, April 26 and 27 in the University Union at California State University, Sacramento.

From 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 26, representatives from Women's Peace-Building Network branches in The Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone will join American university experts to discuss race and democracy in the Americas and issues facing women in Africa. Topics will include female genital-cutting, racial democracy, women and religious conflicts in Nigeria and U.N. resolutions on women, peace and security in West Africa.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, Molefi Asante of Temple University will give the keynote address on the conference's theme "African Studies in California Schools, College and Universities: Teaching/Thinking Across Disciplines/Programs." Other sessions will cover K-12 education in African studies, study abroad programs in Africa and developing African studies programs at the university level.

The conference is sponsored by the CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution along with the Pan-African studies program and the International Studies Project.

The cost for the conference is $25 and free for CSUS faculty, staff and students. Registration is available at the door.

For additional information, contact (916) 278-6282. Media assistance is available by contacting the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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