Black History Month 2018 at WARC: Wrap Up
The four events featured for the celebration of Black History Month in February 2018 at the West African Research Center (WARC) were very well attended with a total of 189 filling up the conference room which hosted the events.
The screening of the film Selma registered a full house and ignited very insightful questions and comments from the audience. The second event on The African American Community and the American Dream made the day for students at UCAD specializing in American literature and culture.
The President of WARA, Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall, currently on sabbatical in Senegal, also carried the day with a brilliant and thought-provoking talk on US African Immigrants and Contested Black Identities: 21st Century Questions. Wendy’s seminal and challenging ideas on identity were much appreciated and discussed at length with the audience.
Finally, the last topic on La Casamance: Entre Repli Identitaire et Integration Nationale drew more people than the room could actually contain and some of the attendees literally sat on the ground. A good reason to encourage the Center to initiate such gatherings for useful and fruitful exchange of ideas.