7:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
Douglass Lounge, Second Floor of the DCC
RU Wanawake is a new student organization at Rutgers University that was formed in 2009. The word “wanawake” means “women” in Swahili. Our organization’s primary mission is to develop initiatives that assist women of African decent, encouraging them to make an impact in society while overall giving them a reason to celebrate their womanhood. We also aim at giving children the resources for excellent achievement and the tools to dream far beyond any limitation, especially African children and minorities. Although the organization targets the empowerment of African women, we seek a diverse membership and encourage anyone who has an interest in Africa to join!
“The Africa You Don’t Know” will be held on November 12 and is a program aimed at addressing common stereotypes associated with Africa and at shifting the focus back to the positive changes that Africa has been going through in recent years by highlighting several aspects of African culture, including film, music, dance, and fashion.