06 September 2012

VFOM Welcomes Malian Ambassador to Richmond!

  dege!     ɲɛnajɛ!    fɛɛrɛ!

Virginia Friends of Mali presents is annual Celebration of Mali Independence Day

Please join us on Saturday, September 22nd for an afternoon and evening of learning, celebration and planning!
Co-sponsored by the VCU Departments of World Studies and African American Studies
this 2-part, multi-faceted program will offer bi-lingual - French : English - materials and presentations on the history, culture, music, social and political issues, and current events

Part One: 1-4 pm in the VCU Commons Theatre
Presentations on Malian history, culture and social issues in French and English by Dr. Patricia Cummins (World Studies) and Dr. Robin Poulton (VFOM and World Studies) for VFOM members and VCU faculty and students. Welcome by VCU College of Humanities Dean James Coleman.

Part Two: 6-8 pm in the VCU Commons Virginia Salons A-D
We are pleased to welcome a special presentation by the Malian Ambassador to the US, M. Almaamoun B. L. KEITA, on the Global Security Situation in the Sahel Region.
There will be savory Refreshments by Goree African Restaurant and centers of information in French and English covering the history of Mali, VFOM, travel programs, Women's issues, annual cultural festivals... and a Concert of world reknowned, traditional and innovative Malian musician ...Cheick Hamala DIABATE and Malian Rap Artist, Super Nova! You will not want to miss this!

Please RSVP via the Facebook event or email.

This event is free to the public.
Donations to the Virginia Friends of Mali are tax deductible, welcome and appreciated!

Learn more about
Virginia Friends of Mali at www.vafriendsofmali.org
Cheick Hamala Diabate at www.cheickhamala.com
Malian Embassy in DC at www.maliembassy.us/