Becoming a Woman in 21st Century Africa: History of Women in Africa

July 16th, 17th, and 18th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM each day
Event Date & Time
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Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm CST
Registration fee: Free (includes parking, lunch, and all materials)
Registration deadline: July 2, 2024 or until full
CEUs: 17 contact hours
Location: In person, University of Minnesota West Bank, Minneapolis, MN

Institute Description:

This summer institute provides educators with the opportunity to learn about the lives and legacies of extraordinary African women and their effect on their countries and the world. Through a close engagement with selected oral, visual, audio-visual, and written sources, the institute specifically considers the ways African women have played a pivotal role in the dynamic changes that have transformed the continent and its diverse societies. Through the stories of African women whose destinies have changed the course of history, learners will gain a better understanding of African societies and the ways in which women navigate social expectations.

Led by Njeri Githire

Njeri Githire is an Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she teaches courses in African literature, cinema, and popular culture. She is especially interested in developing pedagogical and curriculum-related projects which bring to light the crucial role that African women have played throughout history’s defining moments

Sponsored by the African Studies Initiative (ASI), a Title VI National Resource Center in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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