Monday, February 04, 2008
BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
It's February again and you know what that means.... the CAA is going at full steam to bring you a good time :)
On the Feb 15th 2008 (the unofficial first day of reading week), the CAA is holding an All ages Afro-Caribbean dance event with a great DJ and live drum band at the International House on UBC campus! All proceeds go to an organisation called Keep A Child Alive which provides ARV medication to children and their families in parts of Africa and India with HIV/AIDS. So come on down!
Feb 27th 2008: We are very excited to be screening a documentary called Thina Simunye (We Are Together). Winner of the "Audience Award" at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Amnesty International Film Festival.
"Life ias not been easy for 12 year old Slindile and her friends at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, but their young voices ring loud and clear. As they come to terms with a series of painful setbacks, including the loss of loved ones to AIDS, their spirit stays strong and they sing their way along a journey they could only dream of. Filmed over three years, We Are Together (Thina Simunye) is a story about sorrow, joy, and the strength of the human spirit."
For all you literaries out there, there will be a Pan African Book Display at the Faculty of Law building on Feb 28th 2008 at 430pm. It will feature art work by David George and will include readings from exceptional books by professors on campus as well as the authors themselves! More details soon!!
This is a big month for us and I hope to see you there!!