The Pittsburgh community is invited to learn more about African traditions and perspectives during the fourth annual Africa Week.

Sponsored by Duquesne's Center for African Studies, the celebration features outreach activities, lectures and performances that highlight African traditions.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Chronic Pain: Global Responses With Specific Attention to Africa
Africa Room, Duquesne Student Union, 4 to 6 p.m.
The event will feature Dr. Télesphore Benoît Nguelefack, associate professor at the Université de Dschang Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Phytopharmacology in Dschang, Cameroon. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
African Marketplace
Academic Walk, Duquesne University, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The marketplace will feature a variety of African-themed goods from non-profit groups and student vendors as well as African drumming performances and African-themed food.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Showcase Afrique
Africa Room, Duquesne Student Union, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Duquesne Union of African Students will provide African cultural performances, food and fashion.

Africa Week is free and open to the public. For more information, email africanstudiesFREEDUQUESNE, call 412.396.2651 or visit the event page.

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September 05, 2018