Day in Africa – Session II

SESSION II   10:30-11:10AM

When the Revolution Becomes a Joke: The Representation of the Arab Spring in the Cartoons of _Z_.
Northwoods A (3rd Floor)

Explore the political cartoons of _Z_, an anonymous Tunisian cartoonist known for his satirical take on the events that took place before and after the Tunisian revolution of 2010. Learn about the context in which these cartoons emerged his influences, as well as his vision and style. You will also engage in a stylistic reading of _Z_’s satire and learn about the evolution of his humor through time.

Presenter: Sami Lamine, Graduate Student, UW-Madison

Nollywood: The Biggest Film Industry You’ve Never Heard Of
Industry (3rd Floor)

In Nigeria, there are more than twice as many new films released each year than in the United States. How many Nigerian movies have you seen? In this session, you will get a taste of Nigerian movies and learn how “Nollywood” has become the film industry of Africa.

Presenter: Matt Brown, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison

Flip-flops and Holograms to Stop Hookworm Infection in Western Uganda
5th Quarter Studio (2nd Floor)

What do you think about your flip flops? Other than making your feet look cute and protecting from rocks, thorns, and hot pavements, are they really good for anything? Well, yes! Come and learn how a team of UW-Madison researchers used flip flops to prevent hookworm infection in a small rural village in Uganda.

Presenter: Sarah Paige, Assistant Scientist, UW-Madison

Sustainable Campus in Kenya
Wisconsin Idea (2nd Floor)

Come visit with Lesley Sager to learn about an exciting relationship between our university and a women’s organization in Kenya that works to increase employment and education opportunities. Lesley’s group – Marry-Go-Strong works with The Tharaka Women’s Welfare Program (TWWP) in Tharaka Nithi Kenya to assist young women to become artisans and entrepreneurs through venture like basket weaving, crochet, solar power and bee products. You will learn about rites of passage, education, and how the relationship between UW and TWWP evolved over time.

Presenter: Lesley Sager, Faculty Associate, UW-Madison

Exploring Women’s Dance Societies in Mozambique
Traditions (2nd Floor)

Competitive group dancing is a popular social activity for women in East Africa. In this session, we will explore tufo, one of the most popular dance styles that women perform in northern Mozambique.

Presenter: Ellen Hebden, Graduate Student, UW-Madison

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