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January 2015

Teaching Africa Workshop

January 26, 2015 - January 27, 2015
Kennesaw State University, 3333 George Busbee Drive,
Kennesaw ,
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$25.00

The Teaching Africa Workshop brings together seasoned experts representing the diverse multidisciplinary nature of African studies – from History, Political Science, Literature, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performance Arts, Anthropology, Geography, Science Education, and Information Technology. These colleagues have spent months deliberating and designing the framework and contents of the curriculum for this workshop, with keen awareness of and attention to the Georgia and national performance standards.  This workshop will provide teachers with ready-to-use cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary resources, including innovative pedagogical strategies…

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AFRICAN COSMOS: STELLAR ARTS

January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - June 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle, NE
Atlanta, 30322
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This is the first major exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African Arts. The exhibition of some 100 objects considers how the sun, moon, and stars and celestial phenomena such as thunder and rainbows serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of African arts from ancient times to the present. Far from abstract concepts, African notions of the universe are intensely personal and place human beings in relationships with earth…

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February 2015

Global Hackathon – Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking

February 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Opportunity Hub, 426 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
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Free

Opportunity Hub and Africa Atlanta in partnership with tiphub, a business accelerator and consultancy that supports seed stage ventures within Africa and the African Diaspora, are inviting social innovators, creatives, and social strategists to join innovators and advocates at locations around the world (Nairobi, Accra, Washington, DC, Atlanta) for The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, February 7th.   8:00 AM until 6:00 PM Opportunity Hub | 426 Marietta Street, Suite 100A, Atlanta, GA 30313 | 404-664-0991   Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking…

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Kenyan American Entrepreneur, Isis Nyong’o to Discuss Entrepreneurship in the Rapidly Growing Tech Sector in Africa @ Georgia Tech

February 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

February 18 | NOON EST Executive Education Room 316 Scheller College of Business       Isis Nyong’o Madison is a Kenyan American media and technology leader in Africa. She is a principal at strategic advisory firm Asphalt & Ink and was previously with InMobi, Google and MTV in Africa. Branded as one of "Africa's Top 20 Youngest Power Women" by Forbes, Isis has made her mark scaling media and digital businesses across the continent over the past decade. As MD of Africa for InMobi, Isis quickly became…

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March 2015

The Role of Technology and Leadership in the African Renaissance

March 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
LeCraw Auditorium – Scheller College of Business, 800 West Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, 30308 United States
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Free

Sangu Delle, entrepreneur, author, activist, Soros Fellow, and TED Global Fellow will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Project Africa Conference: The Role of Technology and Leadership in the African Renaissance on Saturday, March 28th, 2015. This event, hosted by The African Student Association of Georgia Tech, focuses on promoting the image and future development of the continent using science, technology, innovation.  Ms. Jasmine Burton, Georgia Tech student and member of the 2014 InVenture Prize winning team  is among the presenters. …

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April 2015

Breakfast Briefing: Insights into the Landscape of Business in Francophone Africa

April 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Alliance Francaise of Atlanta, Colony Square Mall, 1197 Peachtree St NE #561
Atlanta, GA 30361
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The French American Chamber of Commerce Southeast Chapter and the Alliance Française Atlanta are committed to promoting a coordinated approach to exploring the social, cultural, linguistic and economic situations in other Francophone areas. This seminar scheduled during Africa Belle 2015 will explore expanding opportunities for business and investments between the French American business community in the Southeast and the Francophone Africa : a fast growing region.   Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 Alliance Francaise of Atlanta | Colony Square Mall, 1197…

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Economic Development in Africa: Undergraduate Presentations on Revitalizing Africa

April 23, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

The Economic Development in Africa class invites you to be a juror to projects on the topic of "Revitalizing Africa" at Emory University. The undergraduate students of Professors Natasha Foreman Bryant and Sam Cherribi have been working diligently throughout the semester to create projects that tackle developmental issues on the ground-level in Africa.  Throughout the semester, the class has heard a range of influential individuals speak, and have simultaneously been using the contents learned within the course to shape their final projects.…

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TEDxAtlanta: BOLD MOVES

April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332 United States
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Free

TEDxAtlanta organizing team would like to extend an invitation to you for the Spring 2015 event, Bold Moves, on Tuesday, April 28th. Every day we experience how the pace of change is speeding up. The exciting and challenging reality of accelerating change is that more is possible, thanks to those individuals and organizations making bold moves that create breakthroughs in our lives and communities. On April 28th, we’ll explore how bold moves around us are shaping thinking, approaches and solutions in the…

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May 2015

Africa Belle Festival

May 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Alliance Francaise of Atlanta, Colony Square Mall, 1197 Peachtree St NE #561
Atlanta, GA 30361
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Africa Belle: Rythmes Africains! Celebrating the arts and culture of Francophone Africa through music, art, dance and traditional cuisine. Start your Friday night at the Alliance Française d’Atlanta and then walk across the street with us to The High Museum of Art for the second part of the evening of festivities! This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Program 7:00 – 8:30 pm Reception and Welcome Drink at the Alliance Française d’Atlanta 8:30 –…

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October 2015

Diaspora Dialogues @ SpreadLove FELABRATION 8th Annual Tribute to Fela Anikkulapo Kuti

October 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University, GA + Google Map

DIASPORA DIALOGUES is a unique new, AfroJazz-inspired installation under the Spread Love #FELABRATIONATL — the 8th annual tribute to FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI in Atlanta. On Friday, October 16, DIASPORA DIALOGUES will feature a pan-African evening of quick-fire talks by 3 of Atlanta’s most innovative makers, thinkers and dreamers. DIASPORA DIALOGUES will be followed by a themed mixer for guests and press featuring live music performance by Shola Emmanuel AfroJazz Ensemble, dancers, drummers, diaspora DJ set, and signature cocktails by Blackwell…

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