G7 Summit in France

The G7 of leaders from the 6 largest national economies and the European Union will convene in Southern France. ISSUES • Economy, Inequality PLACE • Biarritz, France DATES • August 25 — 29, 2019 ORGANIZATIONS • The G7, the European Union, and the Republic of France ISSUES • Economy, Inequality PLACE • Biarritz,...

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Igshaan Adams Exhibit

Adams’s visual art shows us what the medium becomes with attention to culture at the nexus of race, religion, sexuality, history, politics.  Genre: Exhibit, Visual Art, Sculpture. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: October 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Sponsors: Iziko Museums of South Africa and Standard...

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Women Colony Exhibit

A painful exhibit comes to Cape Town’s South Africa National Gallery in the partial archival recovery of enslaved women’s lives.Genre: Exhibit, Performance. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: September 26, 2018 - October 21, 2019. Sponsors/Curators: Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with Centre for Curating the Archive...

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Winnie Mandela Passes

Woman with Purple Headscarf Looking Out Majestically

The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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Cape Town Street Parade

Man on Top of Carnival Float

A highlight of the season in Cape Town, the Parade features all the city colors, in music, floats, costumes, peoples. Genre: Performance, Festival Venue: Fanwalk, Green Point Track, Cape Town, South Africa Hosts & Sponsors: The City of Cape Town and several minstrel associations, such as the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association and...

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‘Boers at the End of the World’

A vivid exploration of family and historical connections across an often overlooked diaspora of Boer Africans in South America, Patagonia, Argentina. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100 Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan campus Time: December 5 2017, 4-6pm. Sponsor: University of Michigan African Studies Center, Department of Afroamerican...

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Karabo Poppy Moletsane

The South African artist will have her vivid, distinctive, mural-sized works featured at Berkeley’s Art Museum and Archive of the Pacific Rim. Genre: Exhibition Venue: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Time: November 22 2017 till July 15 2018 Sponsor: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Artist: Karabo Poppy Moletsane, a Gold...

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Zimbabwe in Military Control

People Walking Across Street with Tank and Soldier in Background

The Army has today taken control of Zimbabwe, while indicating that none of their activities constitute a coup. HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Early Wednesday, the Army took state control of Zimbabwe, assuring the public that the action was “not a coup.” Rather, the goal is to “target criminals” around the...

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Miriam Makeba’s ‘Mother Africa’

A vivid documentary of her travel across America brings to life an unforgettable source of politics, music, inspiration. Genre: Film, Viewing Venue: Rice Media Center Rice Cinema (Rm. 100), Hoston, TX Time: November 12 2017, 4-6pm. Sponsor: Houston Cinema Arts Festival Performer: Documentary (Germany, 2011) directed By Mika Kaurismaki and written By Mika Kaurismaki...

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Julia/Julius in Uganda

Cartoon of Child

Julia/Julius Kaggwa’s intersex life and activism remind us that the struggle for self-determination can be biological, cultural, political, communal. KAMPALA, UGANDA — In a remarkably poignant and educational collaboration the Open Society Foundations and activist comics producer PositiveNegatives have crafted and presented an illustrated account of Julius Kaggwa’s precarious...

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