UAFS to Host African Night April 7

african nightThe African Students Association at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its fifth annual African Night at 6 p.m. April 7 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.


“African Night: Achievements and Perspectives,” is this year’s theme. Dr. Warigia Bowman, the keynote speaker, is a former trial attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, a former briefing attorney at the Texas Supreme Court, and a current assistant professor of public policy at the Clinton School of Public Service, where she teaches field research methods and the politics of African development.


Dr. Bowman will draw from her academic and consulting experiences in Africa to talk about democratization trends in parts of Africa. The event will also include African cuisine, a performance by Bi-Okoto - an Ohio-based professional African dance company - and a fashion show.


Tickets are $8 for UAFS students or those who are 13 years old and younger, and $15 for the general public or anyone who is 14 years old and older. Though tickets are slated to go on sale on March 27, those interested in attending can reserve tickets by contacting Seth-Charles Nwachokor at 301-633-3253 or; Dr. Williams Yamkam at 479-788-7981 or, or by stopping by Room 112 of the Vines building.


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Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Monday, March 20, 2017
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