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April 26, 2001

Conference Looks at African Issues

White-collar crime, democracy and human rights in Africa, reparations to blacks in the United States and dispute resolution in HIV-AIDS prevention are among the topics at the 10th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference "Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Development in Africa," May 3 - 5 at California State University, Sacramento. All events will be held in the University Union.

Ambassador Aubrey Hooks, special coordinator of the African Crisis Response Initiative, U.S. Department of State, is scheduled to give the opening address on "Peacekeeping and the African Crisis Response Initiative" at 10 a.m., Friday, May 4. The keynote address, "Human Rights, Justice, Peace and Development in Africa" by Ed Keller of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA, will follow at 11 a.m.

Other highlights include:

• "Crime and Justice in Africa," 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3. Topics include white-collar crime and gender-based violence in Nigeria. This session is free and open to the public.

• "The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in HIV-AIDS Prevention, Control and Education," noon, Friday, May 4.

• "Reparations to Blacks: Myth or Reality?" 1 p.m., Friday, May 4.

The conference is sponsored by the CSUS Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution and Pan African Studies Program.

More information is available by contacting Ernest Uwazie at (916) 278-6282. Media information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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