‘Africa Days’ Events at Clarke to Raise Awareness of Global Issues

A week-long series of events on the Clarke University campus from November 6-12 aim to raise awareness of issues facing Africa. “Africa Days” will feature a variety of events organized collaboratively by a number of Clarke organizations including: the Biology Club, campus ministry office, CLEAN (Clarke Leading Environmental Action Now), the art department, the environmental biology class, the multicultural center, residence life office, SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) and the university’s sustainability committee.

  • On Monday, November 7, Sudanese refugee Paul Both will present “What is Going on Inside Africa?” at 7 p.m. in the Iowa Room, located in Clarke’s Wahlert Atrium.
  • On Tuesday, November 8, there will be a hands-on learning experience from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at a life-size hut that was constructed in front of Mary Frances Hall on the Clarke campus. The experience will show participants what it feels like to carry water in Africa.
  • Also on Tuesday, Clarke Assistant Professor of Education Paula Schmidt and Clarke student Stephanie Kollasch will present “Uganda: Water, Education and Culture” at 6 p.m. in Alumnae Lecture Hall on the Clarke campus.
  • On Wednesday, Nov 9, a film (Ezra) and discussion will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Alumni Lecture Hall. 
  • On Thursday, November 10, it will be “Child Soldier Day” with information across campus about child soldiers in Africa.
  • On Friday, November 11, members of the campus community will participate in a letter-writing campaign to raise awareness on the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. This will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Activity Center on the Clarke campus.

Contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318 for more information.

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