1st Annual Conference of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants
July 20-23, 2010
The 2010 annual conference will provide two days of scientific presentations delivered as oral lectures, seminars and poster contributions, a number of specialized handson workshops, and a third day of tours. The field tour will visit one of the Rutgers agricultural experiment stations where you will see ongoing MAP studies including herb variety trials, plant breeding with herbs, a 500 liter portable field distillation unit, walk-in herb dryer converted from the older style. Powell tobacco dryers; and site visits to commercial nursery specializing in exotic MAPs from around the world and a visit to an organic botanical manufacturing facility in New Jersey.
Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2010
26-28 July, 2010
Schomburg Center, New York, New York
BLACK HISTORY 360: Connecting Black American History to the Global Black Experience.
The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for 3 days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences - lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks and community walks - that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.
Global Health & Innovation Conference 2011
Presented by Unite For Sight, 8th Annual Conference at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2011. Unite For Sight’s must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. The conference convenes 2,200 people from all 50 states and from 50 countries. Conference registration is now open. Register during July to secure the lowest registration rate. The registration rate increases after July. For more information, please see the website: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference. Moreover, if you are interested in presenting at the conference, please refer to the posting in our Call for Papers.
ODUNDE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
JUNE 11TH-13TH, 2010
Take in the sights, sounds and smells: the rhythmic, thumping beat of the drums, the colorful, never-ending array of African textiles and crafts mix, and the tantalizing smell of African spices cooking on an outdoor grill.
The annual Odunde Street Festival, held every second Sunday in June, brings a genuine taste of Africa to South Street and one of Philadelphia’s oldest, historically African-American neighborhoods.
The festival begins with a procession to the Schuylkill River, where prayers are offered and blessings bestowed. The procession then returns to 23rd and South Streets for the start of the street festival.
This year, as the landmark festival enters its fourth decade, it becomes a three-day abundance of cultural, historical and family-friendly events. Visit the website for more information.Odunde is the creation of its South Philadelphia founder, Lois Fernandez, who launched the festival after visiting similar celebrations in Africa. The concept originates from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, and celebrates the coming of another year for African-Americans and Africanized people around the world.
Kulu Mele 2010 Benefit
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble preserves, presents and builds upon the dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora. Ensemble has established a national reputation as a unique and dynamic performing company. The longest-lived African Dance company in Philadelphia, Kulu Mele has built a repertoire that is an exciting blend of West African ancestral tradition and African American creativity. Performances include music and dance of Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and African America. A force behind a vital African cultural renaissance in Philadelphia, the Ensemble teaches and performs both new and traditional works.
New Freedom Theatre/JEA Theatre
1346 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
For tickets and more info:
General Admission $25.00 Child (12 & under) $15.00
BREAKING BOUNDARIES: Educating and Empowering Women
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Founder and Executive director of Akili Dada.
Bryn Mawr College
Thomas Great Hall
April 23rd 7pm
Catered, Open to the Public
Akili Dada is a scholarship program that is committed to ensuring that the next generation of Africa’s leaders includes women from resource poor families. It achieves this by providing scholarships to absolutely brilliant young women from underprivileged families and connecting these future leaders to a growing network of peers and professional Kenyan women who serve as mentors.
PROJECT EDUCATE IN AFRICA
We are a student run advocacy group based out of Bryn Mawr College and focus on raising awareness about education in Africa. We organize a book drive every semester and have sent over 7000 books donated by the Bryn Mawr Community. We have also supported over 8 programs in Africa dedicated to the mission of educating children of levels from pre-kindergarten to college. In following with our mission, we are sponsoring Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg to come speak to us about her scholarship program, Akili Dada, and her perspectives about education in Africa. We will also be fundraising for one such scholarship in the amount of $4000!!
South African Blind Wine Tasting on the Riverfront
Brought to you by Philly Wine Tasting
At this Blind Wine Tasting Event we will guess which wine is not from South Africa. This tasting will be limited to only 20 people, so sign up now! Each participant will be asked to bring one bottle of wine covered aka brown bagged from South Africa and one select participant will be asked to bring one bottle not from South Africa. At the door we will number your bottles on the bag with a marker. At the end anyone who guesses the correct bottle not from South Africa will win Free Admission to a monthly social tasting event. Please keep bottles in the $10 and above range for this event. Wine glasses, cheese, crackers, water and grapes will be provided. Hope to see you down on the waterfront! This will be another awesome time! SPACE IS LIMITED!
For more info:
Apr 23, 2010 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia University Singers Spring Concert
Kanbar Performance Space
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 5-7pm
Featuring Songs of Struggle (Folk Music from Estonia, Haiti, South Africa and African-American
Philadelphia University - Design Center at Goldie Paley House
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
“Genetic history of Africa; implications for human evolution and medicine.” Dr. Sarah Tishkoff
MAY 7TH 2010
PASEF Luncheon. Sarah Tishkoff, Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Genetics in Medicine and Biology in Arts and Sciences, examines how genetic variations and genetic diversity can affect a wide range of practical issues.
Location: The Inn at Penn University Club
Time: 11:45 A.M. Plan to arrive at the University Club between 11:30 A.M. (opening time) and 11:45 A.M. to avoid long lines at the buffet.
Cost: $10.90 for full lunch or $8.00 for light lunch. The light lunch is a choice of salad or sandwich, with soup and beverage. The annual membership dues of the University Club for Emeritus Faculty is $45.00.
Not a Club member? You are welcome to attend the talk without actually having lunch. Alternatively, you can purchase lunch for the same price as Club members by telling the cashier that you are a PASEF member attending the PASEF luncheon.