Community and peacebuilding in West Africa: Lecture at the Wright Museum

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Date: September 13, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 | Map
Category: Lecture
What do photography, folktales, peacebuilding, and animated videos have in common? Find out when our West African colleagues Drs. Bienvenu Azehoungbo and Welore Tamboura, and WSU alumna Dr. Marcy Hessling O’Neil discuss “Parole aux Jeunes!/Youth Speak!”, a community engagement project happening in Benin Republic, Mali, and Michigan. The project aims to build bridges between communities and universities to develop the capacity of youth to make social change. Join us for an interactive session (and maybe even hear a story or two)!

Dr. Welore Tamboura (Communications, University of Letters and Human Sciences of Bamako, Mali) works with youth in Mali and the US on peacebuilding through dialogue, photography, and sport. She is a former Alliance for African Partnership African Futures' Scholar.
Dr. Bienvenu Azehoungbo (Linguistics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin) works with youth in Benin and the US on mother language literacy through folktales, public health messaging, and education advocacy. He is a leading member of the ELAN PROJECT in Benin, a project spanning eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa designed to promote national languages in education. 

Dr. Marcy Hessling O'Neil (Anthropology, Michigan State University, US) works with youth in Benin and the US on literacy through folktales, peer and near peer mentoring, gender equity and social inclusion, and access to education. She is an alumna of the McNair Scholars Program at Wayne State University, and the Fulbright Program. 

This event is sponsored by the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology & the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Research in this project is supported by the Alliance for African Partnership.
September 2022