Africa Fest 2020 presents African cultural awareness to the campus and the local community through arts, dance, drumming, music, poetry, and lecture. The event serves to develop a multicultural perspectives of domestic and international students, thereby making them ready for a global career. It also aids cross-cultural understanding and communication among the members of the Mizzou community, including students and faculty. The festival facilitates friendships and networks among students of different cultural backgrounds. See below for the events comprising this year’s celebration!
5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
Broadway Community United Methodist Church
Support African small business owners by visiting this pop-up shopping market. Small tables will display authentic food, clothing, jewelry, arts, crafts, fabric, etc. related to African and Black culture. Bring a friend!
Free African Dance Class with Professional Dancers!
7-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
Missouri Student Recreational Complex, University of Missouri
Join Harambee Professional Dance for an engaging all-levels dance class. No experience necessary or come to perfect your craft!
Fourth-Annual Africa Fest: “The New African Magic”
7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
Join us for music, dance and drum with the Harambee Dance Company from New York City and other talents of local performing artists from the Missouri community. Gala performance provided by the African Graduate and Professional Student Association (AGPSA) in partnership with Jabberwocky Studios. Free entry for Univeristy of Missouri students with ID!
Sponsors: Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Graduate Professional Council (GPC), College of Education Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, International Center, the Missouri Arts Council and other local entities.
Contact African Graduate Professional Students Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.