African Studies Events - Spring 2011

HIV/AIDS Lecture Series
presented by Clara Dube
Clara Dube, Regional Director of Education in Masvingo Province, will bring her knowledge and expertise of the impact of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe's schools and share her personal experiences and some practical solutions from her community engagement.

AIDS in the Family
Monday, May 2nd
1:00pm - 2:05pm
ED 304
In Theology in HIV/AIDS Contexts, Clara Dube will share her personal story of AIDS in the family, in the hope of giving AIDS a face as students relate to AIDS in their professor's family.

Surviving AIDS in Unevenly Gendered Terrain
Wednesday, May 4th
2:15pm - 3:30pm
ED 304
In Feminist Theology from the Third World, Dube will address the effects of existing multi-faceted gender divides which fuel the AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe and the region, as well as speak about the role of faith-based women's unions in AIDS alleviation. 


At the AIDS Clinic
Thursday, May 5th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
KA 167
In USF in Zambia Today, Dube will discuss the desperate fight for life-saving pills (including the multi-vitamin drive raised and packed by USF students) at the island of hope for Zimbabweans from all walks of life, the AIDS clinic.

Co-Sponsored by African Studies, Bachelor of Arts-International Studies, The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, University Ministry, Theology and Religious Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, USF School of Nursing and the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

For more information, contact Professor Lilian Dube ( or the African Studies program (

3rd Annual Student Research Forum


Break The Silence with Kambale Musavuli


"There’s a saying if you educate a woman you can educate a nation. It’s a personal passion of mine to raise awareness, educate women and see how behaviors change over time and to see how we can contribute to the well being of the Congolese women." - Yvette Mulongo

Educating a Nation: Women and Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Yvette Mulongo

You are invited to join Yvette Mulongo, Americans for UNFPA Distinguished 2011 Speaker for the Health and Dignity of Women, for a brown bag lunch and talk about her work improving women's health in the DRC and advocating women's health worldwide.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLaren Building, Room 252

 Yvette Mulongo is the Program Manager for the Abbott Fund Maternal and Child Health Program, and the Director of Family Planning, Santé Rurale (SANRU), DRC. She provides women’s health care, including family planning in a society where many women do not have access to formal education, and where there are numerous barriers to exercising their rights. Inspired by her family, particularly her grandmother and father who were adamant about her pursuing an education, Yvette is a trained health educator and serves as health adviser in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by the African Studies program

Photography for Peace?
Can photography bring about peace and reconciliation?
Are diaspora communities guilty of funding violence in their home countries?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cowell Hall, Room 106

CNN award winning photojournalist and TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi is on a mission to foster peaceful reconciliation in Kenya through community engagement in photography.

The intersection of Media, Peace Activism, Community Organizing, Photojournalism, and Ethnic Conflict

Co-Sponsored by African Studies, Department of Art and Architecture, Master of Arts in International Studies, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and the Politics Department