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Tuesday, April 14
Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela: A Son's Tribute to 
Unsung Heroes (Thomas Allen Harris - South Africa/US, 2005)
7 p.m. | Pacific Film Archive Theater
Tickets| $6.50 - $9.50

In Person: Thomas Allen Harris

In 1960, “Lee” [Harris’s stepfather B. Pule Leinaeng] and eleven boyhood friends left their families [in South Africa] to build the anti-apartheid movement and gain support for the African National Congress abroad. Known as The Twelve Who Left, they blazed a trail through sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, Cuba, and North America. Lee later met Harris’s mother, and their Bronx household became a center for their many comrades in the New York anti-apartheid and black nationalist movements. Along the way, Lee documented the struggle and his personal life. 

Get more information at bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Saturday, April 11
Stanford Africa Business Forum 2015
8 p.m. | Stanford Graduate School of Business
Tickets| $5.00 - $45

The Stanford Africa Business Forum aims to celebrate thought leaders and change makers on the African continent with the overarching theme of re-imagining development through the changing lens of entrepreneurship and investment at scale. 

Get more information at sabf-stanford.squarespace.com
Saturday, April 25
Voices of Africa: Emerging Opportunities in the 21st Century
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 
Tickets | Free for students with ID, $25 General Public

The Institute is holding its inaugural Africa-focused conference featuring speakers including PAN's own Nunu Kidane. 

Conference themes include: African Arts and Culture: A Force for Social Change on the Continent; African Women in Leadership; Sustainable Economy: Models for Development and Economic Justice in Africa; and Africa Addresses Climate Change.

Now through Wednesday, April 15
Afro-Contemporary Dance Workshop with Byb Chanel Bibene on Mondays & Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | ODC, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco
Cost | $112 Full Workshop; $16 Drop-in

Dance, Discover, Connect & Enjoy with Byb and Kiandanda Dance Theater. The workshop explores movements inspired by the traditional dances from the Congo and how these dances are a springboard to African contemporary dance aesthetic. All levels of dance experience welcome.

Contact dance@kiandanda-dance.com for more information.

Thursday, April 30
New Black Diversity Health Initiative (NEBEDI)
1st Meet-Up: Communities United for Health
5:30 p.m. | Priority Africa Network, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609
​Tickets| Free 

A convening of African Americans and Black immigrants to dialogue on health justice in our communities. Co-sponsored by:

Tuesday, April 21
Nicholas Opiyo on "Reimagining Civil Society in 
Sub-Saharan Africa: Its Role in Defending 
Civil Liberties"
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Tickets | Free 

The Center for African Studies and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley are pleased to sponsor an evening with human rights advocate Nicholas Opiyo. Nicholas is a constitutional and human rights lawyer. He recently led the successful legal challenge of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill. As the founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights advocacy organization, he provides legal support to human rights and pro-democracy activists.