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H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S.

October 22

- $20 – $55

The Most Diverse Continent: The Future of the African Union

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The African Union is the most diverse continental union on Earth, representing more individual languages, religions, and ethnic groups than any other, meaning it faces a unique set of challenges to cooperation. Despite centuries of exploitation and the imperialist rule throughout the early 20th century, the African continent’s standard of living is rising as its political and economic cooperation with the world grows.
Join us as the ambassador of the African Union to the United States discusses the African diaspora, the origins and lingering effects of colonialism, and the future of the continent. Following the event will be a private dinner with the speaker at Saffron’s Persian Cuisine, 131 W. Market St. Tickets to the dinner are an additional $35, and are in very limited supply. This talk will be moderated by local broadcast journalist Jean West.
5:30 Reception
6:00 Program
7:30 Dinner at Saffron’s
HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao is the African Union Ambassador to the United States. Dr. Chihombori-Quao is a native of Zimbabwe who emigrated to the United States in 1977. She obtained her medical degree in 1986, spending three years in general surgery in New York and 25 years providing family medicine in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In 2012 she became Chair of the African Union—Diaspora Health Initiative and in 2016 was appointed African Union Ambassador to the United States.
Jean West is Louisville’s local host for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She is an accomplished journalist with more than 30 years of experience, whose reports have won Emmy awards and been featured on NPR and ABC. She recently served as Executive Director of Communications for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and is currently the Owner/Producer of Facewest Productions.

Cost:

$20 for Public
$10 for Students
Free for WAC Members
+$35 for post event dinner with the speaker

Details

Date:
October 22
Cost:
$20 – $55
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/ZZJCDziksoWS5fGkllCX4A

Venue

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Phone:
502-583-4100
Website:
https://kcaah.org/
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Details

Date:
October 22
Cost:
$20 – $55
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/ZZJCDziksoWS5fGkllCX4A

Venue

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
502-583-4100
Website:
https://kcaah.org/