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African Studies Program

All Events

November 2014

16th Annual Africa Day Business Forum and Celebration Dinner

Saturday November 8, 2014
8:00am - 10:00pm
Motif Hotel - 1415 5th Avenue Seattle, WA

Various presenters

African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

Irine Kariuki (206) 256-6139

'Wake up to the New Africa"

Business and Investment Opportunities

Join us for the 16th Annual Africa Day Business Forum, an all-day event of net-working and learning about the many business and trade opportunities between Africa and the Pacific Northwest. At the forum, you will have the chance to hear from and speak with local and international experts about expanding your business abroad. Come join us and meet your local business, community, and political leaders to discuss the many trade opportunities with Africa! The Africa Day Business Forum is an all-day conference that includes a morning business forum and lunch, panel discussions, a dinner auction, and local African entertainment. There will also be opportunities to have one-on-one sessions with Ambassadors and other presenters.


§ Honorable Senator Maria Cantwell, US Senator for Washington State

§ Honorable Congressman Jim McDermott

§ Honorable Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle

§ H.E. Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the U.S.

§ H.E. Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, African Union Ambassador

§ Honorable Governor Jackson Mandago, Governor Uasin Gishu County

§ H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Trade and Industry Department African Union Commission

§ H.E. Ambassador Martin Andjaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the U.S.

§ Mr. Anthony Carroll, VP Manchester Trade Limited, INC.

§ Mr. Kevin Boyd, US Department of Commerce

§ Mr. John Brislin, Director of Export-Import Bank of Seattle

§ Mr. Albert Shen, National Deputy Director for Minority Business Development Agency

§ Ms. Barlin H. Ali, Program Coordinator at the Center of International Disaster Information USAID

§ Doug Kemper, President & CEO of Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington State


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Back to the Indiginous: Re-Imagining Spirituality in Response to Climate Change

Thursday November 13, 2014
7 PM - 9 PM
Communications Bldg, room 120

James Perkinson, Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Comparative Religion

 A long-time activist and educator from inner city Detroit, where he has a history of involvement in various community development initiatives and low-income housing projects, Perkinson holds a PhD in theology from the University of Chicago, with a secondary focus on history of religions. His books include: White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity and Shamanism, Racism, and Hip-Hop Culture: Essays on White Supremacy and Black Subversion. He has written extensively in both academic and popular journals on questions of race, class and colonialism in connection with religion and urban culture. He is in demand as a speaker on a wide variety of topics related to his interests and a recognized artist on the spoken-word poetry scene in the inner city.

Jim  is particularly concerned to understand the way white supremacy, as an effect of colonial Christian practices, continues to be reproduced in mainstream Western cultures. In addition, he explores how the creative forms of cultural resistance developed by marginalized groups and indigenous peoples can critically challenge Christianity today.

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
419 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Ben Gardner / Chair
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

Harry Murphy
ASP Librarian