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
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.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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