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African Diaspora Celebration

African Diaspora Celebration

"Wazobia is a word comprised of three different African dialects, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, which are all   translated to mean “come.” “Wa,” in the Yoruba language, “Zo,” in the Igbo language and finally “Bia,” in the Hausa language. As a collective, the executive board members of the African Student Association decided to make the theme for this year’s Wazobia, “Kifalme: Honoring Forgotten Royalty.” Kilfame is the Swahili word for Royalty. This year's theme translates to come royalty. This theme pays tribute to the Kings and Queens that ruled over the various parts of Africa. The knowledge, wealth, and leadership that these rulers imposed upon their countries are often lost within the narrative that Africa is a place of poverty, hunger, and disease. ASA invites you to honor these forgotten kings and queens to recognize and appreciate the rich history and culture bestowed upon the 54 countries within the continent of Africa. Through programs and events focused on “Knowledge and Restoration,” Loyola’s African Diaspora Celebration will take you on a journey to reconstruct the narrative behind what Africa has to offer."

The African Student Association presents African Diaspora Celebration, Jan. 25-31, 2019. For more information, email asa@loyola.edu.

IG: @loyolaasa


Afro American vs. African American: Breaking the Tension

Monday, January 27th 6-7 PM
Center for Intercultural Engagement

Hot Cocoa Tabling and Raffle

Tuesday, January 28th 1-2:30 PM
Boulder Atrium
ASA Raffle Flyer

Afro Hip-Hop Dance Class

Wednesday, January 29th 7:30-8:45 PM

Queen of Katwe: Movie Screening

Thursday, January 30th 7:15-9:15 PM
Center for Intercultural Engagement
ASA Movie Showing Flyer

Wazobia: Honoring Forgotten Royalty

Friday, January 31st 7:30-10 PM
McGuire Hall

Wazobia Flyer