Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Lull Mengesha comes to UBC!

FEBRUARY 7TH!!! It's almost here...

The evening will begin with a background on the African Studies Program here at UBC. A representative of UBC’s Africa Awareness Initiative will be discussing the start and growth of the current Minor program and the work being done to develop an eventual African Studies Major in the future.

Following ...we have a current student in the African Studies Program voicing their experiences and frustrations. A fourth-year student,Kait Bolongaro, tells us a bit about UBC’s underdeveloped African Studies Minor Program.

The keynote speaker is a recent Master’s Degree Graduate and the author of “The Only Black Student”: LULL MENGESHA, joining us from Seattle, WA to share an interactive and relatable presentation promising something everyone can learn from. He’ll be discussing the experiences minorities in a post-secondary environment may come across, as well as offering advice and tips on overcoming obstacles. Motivated, knowledgeable, and funny, you won’t want to miss Lull!

Check out this recent interview on King 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH7boMBECV0&feature=player_embedded

And of course, there will be some light refereshments and snacks offered :)

Can’t wait to see you all there!!

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