University of Minnesota Students to Host African Nite

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (4/4/2005) — To heighten awareness and understanding about Africa and its people, the University of Minnesota African Student Association (ASA) will host African Nite from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the North Star Ballroom of the

St. Paul


2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul




The annual event, which drew 600 participants last year, will showcase African culture, life and history through an evening of educational and entertainment programs.



"We hope African Nite will enable students, faculty and the broader community to gain a better understanding about
and its people," said ASA president Seyon Nyanwleh.



In addition to entertainment and food representing various nations in the African continent, this year’s African Nite will feature a speech by Hon Kofi Woods, a human rights advocate and the Minister of Labor in the newly elected Liberian government.



Woods goes to the Labor Ministry with a vast experience in general administrative, managerial skills with specialty in human rights, economics and management, development, labor relations and general social work. He has worked in both Liberia and abroad mainly in the field of human rights advocacy serving as Executive Director for the Monrovia YMCA, founding National Director, Catholic Justice & Peace Commission, Consultant Dutch Inter-Church Aid, Utrecht, Netherlands and National Endowment for Democracy (NED) based in Washington, D.C. USA, Program Director for International Human Rights Law Group (IHRLG) in Sierra Leone, among others.



He is the founder for Foundation for International Dignity-FIND, a human right institution based in and .



What:    U of M students to host African Nite


When:    6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 15



St. Paul


2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul


Who:     U of M students and staff, general public


Contacts:Seyon Nyanwleh, ASA President, (612) 730-1373



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