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UC Davis Conference Center

Tese Foundation and the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies within Global Affairs are hosting a symposium followed by a reception.

The Inaugural African Lioness Symposium is themed Empowering a Generation: Reflections by African Women. It is the first of its kind in California!

World-renowned international guests from Africa and African Diaspora will take the stage sharing their riveting success stories and struggles. These are the “African Lionesses”—the true gems of Africa.

There will be interactive panels bringing to UC Davis distinguished speakers such as LeShelle May, Joanna Regulska, Gloria Partida and representatives from BWOOPA Sacramento League.

Debates on controversial topics such as WOMEN AND…

  • Genital cutting
  • Child marriages
  • Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Human Rights
  • STEM
  • UC Davis Principles of Community
  • Learning, teaching, research and public service
  • Needs of a global society
  • Equity, Justice, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Charity and Compassion
  • Health
  • And much more!

LIVE entertainment by Afro Vibes and African Drummers

What: African Lioness Symposium - Empowering a Generation: Reflections by African Women
When: Nov. 5, 2018
Where: UC Davis Conference Center
What time: 4pm–6:30pm

Reception serving African delicacies will follow.

Must R.V.S.P. at Eventbrite

Considering the relevance of the topics discussed, faculty encouraging attendance of their students may wish to provide extra credit.

Organizers: Tese Foundation and the UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies

Sponsors: UC Davis Office of Campus and Community Relations, UC Davis African American and African Studies Department, UC Davis ADVANCE Program, Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS), Davis Network for Africa, PERIOD @UCDAVIS, Cindy Pickett for Davis School Board, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Department and the Davis International House