Yale Africa Initiative

Bringing more of Africa to @Yale & more of @Yale to Africa #YaleInAfrica

#Repost @amb_francis_koroma ・・・ @yale_yas YYGS&YYAS2019 School Outreach Awareness in Sierra Leone has begun to Inform the Ongoing Eligible High School Students to take advantage of this Opportunity. #YYGS #YALEUNIVERSITY #YYGSALUMNI #yale_ygs #yale_yas "Giving Back to Society is Something we Found Fascinating" 🌍🔥
Film Screening and Discussion #Zimbabwe 🇿🇼#AfricaWeek @yaleafricans
Africa Week Film Screening - With its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, RAFIKI Rafiki Movie, a film by Wanuri Kahiu, has paved the way for more open and liberal dialogue about sexual orientation in many parts of the continent. Yale African Students Association (YASA) will be hosting a movie screening RAFIKI at 6pm Tuesday Nov 6th Lighten Theatre - Pauli Murray College Includes Q&A session with Samantha Mugatsia - lead actresses in the film.
Purveyor of ‘Nomadic Dining’, Chef Selassie Atadika strives to inspire a more communal dining experience. Chef Selassie shared her journey from United Nations peace keeping missions to becoming a culinary tastemaker and pioneer of “New African” cuisine. The creative force behind @Midunu is Chef Selassie Atadika who from a young age, could be found in the kitchen, grinding 'pepe' (African pepper), not too far from her mother's apron strings. This culinary interest, from her Ghanaian roots, has evolved through time spent and meals sampled in the US, Europe, and countless countries in all the corners of Africa. Her addictive and enticing cuisine is plant-centered and forward, rich in African approach in building flavors. The event was presented by @yale_hospitality @Yale
#Repost @yaleafricans ・・・ My Africa Is: Mine. This year’s Africa Week, brought to you by the Yale African Student’s Association, focuses on reclaiming ownership of the ‘African narrative’. In a world where identity is often flattened and Africanness often stereotyped and simplified, join us as we revel in the depth and beauty of our own africanness, something each of us holds so dear. Help us share the distinctive & nuanced ways in which the plurality of African Identities and Cultures develop and are embodied by Africans as the continent undergoes its unique and rapid social, political & economic revolution. As stated aptly by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” We as YASA invite you to be a part of challenging the pre-existing notion of what our Africa is through a week-long series of events on Yale’s campus. Our Africa is: a complete story. Come and help us tell it.
#Repost @ndumisosibanda #AfricanCinema 🎬 ・・・ Great news our film Ephasini Lamabhudango has been officially selected for the Yale Africa Film Festival, ‘The festival sought films with visionary stories and new narratives which re-frame African experiences and identities through innovative, future-facing, empowering lenses. These films acknowledge and honor authentic cultural histories and indigenous languages while reshaping internal and external perceptions of the continent’s diverse nations’ .... Ephasini Lamabhudango is a film about the celebration and reimagining of a Ndebele woman in modern day Johannesburg who dares to be her true self. in a bold approach to reclaiming her space she ventures through the streets of Jozi with with her own purpose of crossing Mandela bridge dressed in her traditional attire. Ephasini Lamabhudango: Ephasini Lamabhudango means your dreams…english is such a literal language and is not always the greatest to translate into but to translate it loosely it means your dream world #yale #yaleuniversity #shortfilm #ndebele #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #culture #africancinema
The Inaugural @Yale Africa Film Festival will be held on October 26-27, 2018. Films: Mma Moeketsi (Dir. Rea Moeti), Kasala (Dir. Ema Edosio), Bigger than Africa (Dir. Toyin Adekeye) and Ephasini Lamabhudango (Dir. Ndumisu Sibanda). Limited free tickets at: yaff.eventbrite.com @yaleafamhouse @Yale @yalegsas @yaleafricanstudies @tsaicity
#Repost @yale_yas ・・・ It's that time ⌚ of the year! Applications are officially open 🔓 for the 2019 YYAS program! There are three locations this year: Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. For all you non-Africans, check out our sister program, YYGS. Link in bio for the application. See you there! 🌟 #yale #yyas #yyas2018 #yyas2019
Okwui Okpokwasili ‘96, Nigerian-American performer, choreographer, and writer, is among the 25 individuals that have been chosen as 2018 MacArthur Fellows. Okpokwasili’s work is described by the MacArthur Foundation as “multidisciplinary performance pieces that draw viewers into the interior lives of women of color, particularly those of African and African-American women, who stories have long been overlooked and rendered invisible.” Congratulations to Okwui & to the rest of this year’s MacArthur Fellows! #yale #yaleafrica #macarthurfoundation
HE Nana Akufo-Addo, @nakufoaddo President of the Republic of Ghana delivers Leaders Forum Lecture: Democracy & Development in Africa. 9/27/18
HE Nana Akufo-Addo, @nakufoaddo President of the Republic of Ghana delivers Leaders Forum Lecture: Democracy & Development in Africa. 9/27/18
Repost: @YaleSOM HE Nana Akufo-Addo, @nakufoaddo President of the Republic of Ghana delivers Leaders Forum Lecture: Democracy & Development in Africa. 9/27/18
‪H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo President of the Republic of Ghana to deliver Leaders Forum lecture at @YaleSOM. He will be joined by his Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, @YaleSOM ‘88. More info: https://som.yale.edu/event/2018/09/president-of-the-republic-of-ghana-democracy-and-development-in-africa‬
Join Jennifer Makumbi, 2018 Windham Campbell prize recipient, in conversation with Matthew Shenoda today at 4pm in the Whitney Humanities Center! #yale #windhamcampbell #africanliterature
RIP @KofiAnnan 1938-2018 Feb 7, 2013 - Kofi Annan’s message to Yale students: “It’s your world now” @Yale
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