Africa Week at Dartmouth Kicks Off May 8

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The celebration will feature karaoke, soccer, a dance workshop, barbecue, and more.

Dartmouth Africa Week logo
Artwork by Ian Scott ’24 

Monday marks the return of Africa Week at Dartmouth.

Last held in 2019, the week celebrates “the many peoples and cultures whose roots lie in the African continent,” according to the Dartmouth African Students Association.

“Africa Week is a celebration of the identities, cultures, and experiences which Africans at home and in diaspora share. Afro-Renaissance, our theme, captures our revival of Africa Week celebrations after a three-year COVID-19-induced hiatus. We hope members of the Dartmouth community will join us in celebrating Africa Week,” says Chukwuka Odigbo ’25, the marketing and social media chair for DASA.

Events kick off on Monday, May 8, with a community discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Shabazz Mural Room. The topic: Why Afro-Renaissance?

“Kickback and Karaoke” follows on Tuesday, May 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Collis One Wheelock, and a dance workshop with the Soyeya African Dance Troupe is set for Wednesday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sarner West.  

The celebrations continue Friday, May 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., with soccer and an evening barbecue on Baker and Shabazz lawns, and on Saturday, May 13, with Afro-Renaissance Night from 7 to 10 p.m. at Collis Common Ground.

Africa Week is supported by the Dartmouth African Students Association, the Special Programs and Events Committee, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the Collis Governing Board, South House, North Park House, and the Department of African and African American Studies.

Aimee Minbiole