Celebrate the Seventh Annual Africa Week

From Feb. 27 through March 4, Willamette University’s student Africa Club explores the diversity of African cultures with free events.

Africa Week begins with a presentation by EduCongo’s co-founder, Lou Radja, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Putnam University Center’s Alumni Lounge. Radja will share his experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his mission to foster profound social change through education.

The 2009 film, “Scherezade: Tell Me a Story,” will be featured in Ford Hall’s theater on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. The New York Times Critic’s Pick dramatically captures the story of a popular talk-show host who challenges repressive politics when she shares stories from the daily lives of Egyptian women.

On March 4, from noon to 4 p.m. in Putnam University Center’s Cat Cavern, the Africa Celebration and Market features African food, music, art and culture. At 2 p.m., enjoy an African dance performance and workshop by Master Ghanaian drummer and dancer, Obo Addy.

For more information, contact D’Arcy Wright at