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 Yoru-ba language, “Zo,” in the Igbo language, and “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, “Bahel: Keeping our Tradition”. Bahel is the Ahmeric word for Traditional. This year’s theme is a tributube to ancient and Traditional Africa which is mostly looked down upon. We choose this theme as a clear message that it is time for Africans to reclaim their roots. We want to reclaim the villages, the rafias, the soupy and slimy dishes of the African Culture. We believe that this part of the African History is as important as the post colonial hybrid African Culture we currently see represented in pop culture. Thus, ASA invites you to learn about the origins of the African Culture through an Informative scavenger hunt, the words of an Ankara designer, and many more.
The African Student Association presents African Diaspora Celebration, Jan. 25-31, 2021. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 25th
Dance Class & Dance Competition
Tuesday, January 26th
ASA Keynote Speaker: Claude Kameni
Wednesday, January 27th
Moive Night: Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
Friday, January 29th
Wazobia: The Scavenger Hunt