Pittsburgh’s distinguished scholars promoting cultural dialogue during UBUNTU Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pittsburgh, PA, October 1, 2012 – Afrika Yetu will be hosting UBUNTU: a summit promoting cross-cultural dialogue and exchange in a multicultural world from Friday, October 12, 2012 until Sunday, October 14, 2012 at CAPA High School, 111 Ninth Street, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

UBUNTU is an African concept that means community life and collective responsibility. The program consists of a series of sessions: plenary discussions, keynote addresses, and workshops. The program will also include a concert at the end of each day showcasing live music, drumming and dance performances from around the world and a fashion show on Saturday evening, directed by Demeatria Boccella of FashionAFRICANA. Speakers will include her Excellency, Dr Faida Mitifu, ambassor of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United States, Dr. Shirley Olayinka Aganga Williams, Dr Anicet Mundundu, Dr Jean-Jacques Sene, Dr Anthony Mitchell, and Esther Bush from the Urban League Pittsburgh, Sabrina Saunders and more… Performers will include Soukouss Stars featuring African Movie Award Recipients Venus Labelle and Soleil Diva, WACONGO Dance Company, Marcus Santos and Timbaleza, Umoja Master African Musicians and Dancers, Nandanik Dance Company, Mary Miller Dance Company, Phil Solomon and the Steel Impressions just to name a few.

Afrika Yetu, as an arts and education organization, promotes African Music, arts and social events in the City of Pittsburgh and across the nation, as a way to not only unite the various ethnicities, but also to educate people about the African continent’s history and richness, to build bridges of mutual understanding.

For more information and for scheduling, please visit www.afrikayetu.org or call the Afrika Yetu office at 412.281.3100. Tickets are available at ubuntu.blackpapertickets.com .  Additional information on UBUNTU and/or Afrika Yetu is available upon request and on the Afrika Yetu’s website at www.afrikayetu.org

WHAT: UBUNTU SUMMIT: A Dialogue on Multiculturalism and Global Unity

WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012 thru Sunday, October 14, 2012

WHERE: CAPA High School, 111 Ninth Street, Downtown, Pittsburgh, 15222

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