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Special Events

"Medan vi lever (While We Live)"

September 28 | 7:00pm | IU Libraries Screening Room
Come see this story of a mother’s wish to leave Sweden and return to Gambia causes strife with her son, an aspiring Hip-Hop artist on the verge of success. A discussion with director Dani Kouyaté and Jane Bryce (University of West Indies) will follow at 9pm. This free program is presented by Beth Buggenhagen, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and the IU African Studies Program, with support from the Department of French & Italian, the Black Film Center/Archive, Black Camera, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Institute for Advanced Study. Visit The Black Film Center/Archive for more information, and download the flyer here.

First Thursdays on the Arts Plaza

October 5 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | The Arts Plaza
Join African Studies Program students and faculty in exploring the language of African clothing. Learn how to "speak" through cloth and proverbs, tie a headscarf, make an item of dress or jewelry, and see fabrics from across the continent. First Thursdays is an Arts & Humanities Council initiative begun last fall which celebrates the arts and humanities on the IU Bloomington campus. For more information visit The Arts and Humanities page.