Black History Month celebrated

10 February 2019 | Events

The American Embassy in Windhoek celebrates Black History Month with various educational and cultural events currently taking place. The events are held at the American Cultural Centre (Sanlam Centre, Third Floor in Independence Avenue). Entrance is free and open to the public.

Speakers

In honour of Namibian-U.S. relations, U.S. exchange program Alumni lead a series on Thursday evenings. The programs start at 18:00 and participants can book seats by emailing [email protected] or calling 061 444 902.

• 14 February: Kaveto Tjatjara speaking on Sanitation - is it a right or a necessity?

• 21 February: Steven Harageib speaking on What does economic and political liberation mean for someone caught in cycles, mazes, and prisons of poverty, domestic violence, poor education, access to basic needs?

• 28 February: Seno Namwandi speaking on Bridging the gap between African History, Culture, and the 21st Century.

Movies and discussions

A movie-and-discussion series is scheduled for Fridays, capturing the diverse narratives of African-Americans. All movie screenings start at 17:15. Book seats in advance by contacting [email protected] or calling 061-444-909 / 910. Please note that all the screenings have a rating of PG-13:

• 15 February: Black Panther, the Oscar nominated comic-book superhero movie.

• 22 February: Marshall, based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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