As part of the Black History Month celebration and the twentieth anniversary of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers University, the Africana Studies Program will host a viewing of Timbuktu, a 2014 film by Abderrahmane Sissoko, and a panel discussion. The panelists include Dr. Carolyn Brown, Professor of History at Rutgers University; Guy Weston of the Timbuctoo project, and Dr. Oussenia Alidou, Professor of African Languages and Literature at Rutgers University. The panelists will discuss the contemporary situation in Mali and a project linking Timbuktu in Mali with a town of free African Americans in New Jersey called Timbuctoo.
The event will take place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Viewing Room. This free event is open to all, but registration is requested. Ethiopian food will be served.