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The African Heritage Festival

About the Event
In accordance with the mission of The College of St. Scholastica, The African Heritage Festival seeks to promote the Benedictine values while celebrating the cultural impact that the African continent has had globally. The event is held each year in the Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica. Some the activities are a Craft Bazzaar, an African Fashion show, an African buffet and African dance performances etc. Also, a message is delivered by a guest speaker on issues pertaining to Africa. Previous years' speakers have included ILyasah Shabazz(Malcolm X' daughter), Paul Rusesabagina(real life hero of "Hotel Rwanda"), Rose Mapendo (Activist/former refugee), Isaiah Washington (actor/Activist) and Anna Mwalagho (Afrobeat singer and actor). So come and enjoy.

The 5th Annual African Heritage Festival

Date: March 27th - 31th, 2012

With special guest, Rumbidzai Sithole, CSS Alum '08.

African Festival

Rumbidzai Sithole graduated cum laude from The College of St. Scholastica with a major in International Policy and Management and a minor in Women's Studies. She was a Webster Scholar, founded United for Africa, was a Student Senator and completed six internships, including two with the Clinton Foundation as well as with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Cirrus Design and Africa Action. Currently she's a strategy consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors in South Africa, focusing on economic development across the African continent. In 2010 she was one of 25 women across Africa awarded the Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa Fellowship.

Detailed Program


Friday March 30th Concert: Jam AK Jam

African Festival

Jam Ak Jam performs traditional and contemporary African dance music and folklore to audiences of all ages. The company’s founder and artistic director, a Senegalese master dancer and choreographer, creates his vocabularies of movement with echoes from his ancestors, as well as from the sprawling urban centers of modern West Africa. Jam Ak Jam Afro-Dance Theatre embodies Africa’s past, present, and future through music, dance and theater.

...Celebrate the motherland!!!

African Cuisine

african food

  • When: March 1st, 2011
  • Where: Intercultural Center, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Time: 11:15am
  • Jollof Rice (West Africa)
  • Zobo Drink (Nigeria)
  • Mix Vegetables soup
  • Fish mixed greens
  • Plantains(Dodo)
  • Vegetables Rice
  • Plain greens
  • White Rice
  • Inegara (Ethiopia)
  • beignets / Puff Puff
  • Poulet DG (Cameroon)

World AIDS Week 2010

Universal Access and Human Rights : Act Aware

No matter who or where you are, your actions could make a real difference in stopping the spread of HIV and ending HIV prejudice.

african food

african food

The CSS AIDS week is organised by United for Africa, The Pre-Med Club and QSA