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Duquesne Student Organizations Host Continent Week

The cultures and traditions of Africa will be celebrated on Duquesne University's campus during Continent Week, starting on Monday, Oct. 15. The culminating event will be Continent Night on Thursday, Oct. 18, which will focus on African foods, dances and other art performances.

The following events are free and open to the public:

  • Many Faces of African Women, Monday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Union Ballroom
    A showcase of the women of Africa through clothing, jewelry, skin care and body care, with highlights of the roles of women in African culture.
  • A Juba Dance Celebration, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 to 9 p.m., Union Ballroom
    Various dance professionals and drummers.
  • The Soul Cabaret, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 to 9 p.m., Africa Room
    Singing, poetry, the spoken word and dance. A formal affair, it will include appetizers and light refreshments.
  • Continent Night, Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Union Ballroom
    This annual event will feature African culture. Participants will learn about the African people through authentic foods, dance and performances from west and east Africa.

Cash donations will be accepted at the event to benefit the Women for Women International organization.

These events are sponsored by Duquesne University's International Student Organization in collaboration with the Black Student Union, Ebony Women, the Caribbean Student Association and the Union of African Students.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.