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African Diaspora Celebration

Presented by the African Student Association (ASA)

African Student Association (ASA) logo featuring red, green, and yellow rings and various African flags in the shape of the continent

For this year's Wazobia, The executive board members of the African Student Association decided to make the theme "Ubukumkani"(Ubu-Kum-Ka-Ni): Once and Always a Royal. "Ubukumkani" originates from the South African language, Xhosa (Ko-sa) which means Royalty. This year's theme is a celebration and honoring of both past and present African royalty. We chose this theme to give a voice to past African royalty and regimes which have been lost due to colonization and westernization as well as to celebrate current royalties which still exist and hold on to their traditional African histories and heritage. We believe it is necessary to not only highlight the growth and transitioning of African heritage and royalty over the years but also old royalties that paved the way for new royal heritages. So when you hear "UBUKUMKANI", you respond with "ONCE AND ALWAYS A ROYAL" as a reminder that we all come from royalty in some way, shape, or form and we don't always need a crown or title to claim it because it is embedded in our heritage and history.

Written by: Justine Amedson, ASA President

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Join us for our January 2023 events!

Monday, January 23, 2023

Memoir Monday (African Royalties) on Instagram

Come learn about various African Royalties with us on our IG @loyolaasa.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Instagram Takeover by Two Executive Board Members

Follow two e-board members along on their day and stay tuned for more information about Wazobia.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Rep Your Flag on Instagram

Join us to celebrate your country! Rep your flag colors, take a picture, post it, and tag @loyolaasa.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

How Smart Are You? (African Campus Edition)

Follow Join us as we go around campus and ask students questions about Africa. Videos will be shown during Wazobia.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Wazobia: Ubukumkani

Join us for a night of food, fun, and music at our annual African Diaspora Celebration.


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