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On-Site Registration is available on Saturday, November 1 for Teach Africa Workshop

Day-long teacher-training workshop; space still available. The event is open and onsite registration begins at 8:15 AM. So, do not worry if you did not register yet; please come and join us. All participants will be entered into a drawing for two trips to South Africa courtesy of South African Airways. You must be present to win.

Saturday, November 01, 2008
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
2160E Broad Art Center
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Teach Africa is a special day long teacher-training program that will provide educators with tools they need to integrate Africa in their classrooms. The program will feature content rich seminars by experts in African topics, curriculum training as well as tips on using multimedia resources, to bring Africa alive in the classroom. 

Program is co-sponsored by The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, US Agency for International Development and the UCLA's James S. Coleman African Studies Center.

Workshop is free and on-site registration available.


8:30am      Registration – Broad Art Center 2160E
9:00am      Welcome and introduction - Broad Art Center 2160E
9:15am     “Why Africa Matters in the Classroom” 
                    His Excellency Peter N. R. O. Ogego - Ambassador to the US from the Republic of Kenya
10:00am    African Challenges - Edmond Keller, UCLA
11:00am    Break
11:15am    Curriculum training session
                    Judy Stevenson-GlobaLink-Africa
                    Southern Center Representative
                    Melissa Krodman- Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership
1:30pm      Lunch- Lu Valle
2:00pm     Breakout session I
                  -Decolonization and African independence movements – Public Affairs Room 1246
                  -Popular culture in Africa - Public Affairs Room 2214         
                  -Conversation with Consul General of South Africa - Public Affairs Room 1234
                  -Images of Africa - Public Affairs Room 2232
                  -The Sahel: an artificial divide - Public Affairs Room 1222
3:30pm   Break
3:45pm    Breakout session II 
                  -African artistic and religious influences: Latin America- Public Affairs Room 1222
                  -Peoples and cultures of Africa - Public Affairs Room 1246
                 -African influences: Latin America - Public Affairs Room 2214
                 -African Cinema - Public Affairs Room 2232
                 -Africa and China - Public Affairs Room 1234
5:15pm   Closing Plenary - Broad Art Center 2160E
                 Reception - Broad Art Center 2160E

*Special thanks for the generous support of  The New York African Film Festival, 154 W 18th St # 2A, New York, NY 10011, phone 212-352-1720, for the Africa Cinema and Images of Africa sessions.  The films are being provided by the Festival.

For more information about the New York African Film Festival, visit



On-site registration is available; the event is still open and attendees can register on Saturday morning beginning at 8:15 AM.

Cost : Free and open to the public, with a special invitation to educators.

African Studies Center
310-825-3686 or 310-622-3467

Download file: Teach Africa Teacher Training info flyer 11-1-08.pdf

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, US Agency for International Development, with generous additional support from the New York African Film Festival.

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