Windows to West Africa An art exhibit celebrating Black History Month at the Brookline Senior Center
Presented by West African Research Association
February 8 - March 1, 2013
On Friday, February 8, 2013 starting at 6:30 pm the West African Research Association (WARA) will open Windows to West Africa, an art exhibit celebrating Black History Month at the Brookline Senior Center located at 93 Winchester Street 2nd fl. Brookline, MA in collaboration with the City of Brookline and the Daughters of Yemaya Collective. The art exhibit will include works from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, & Senegal. The show is being curated by Helen Banach of Boston University. The West African Research Association promotes research on West Africa and the diaspora, nurtures collaborative scholarly relationships among individual scholars and institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, provides resources to researchers, and organizes programs to educate the broader public on African issues. WARA is collaborating with the Daughters of Yemaya Collective, an organization of women artists and activists of African descent dedicated to resisting oppression by creating spaces of healing, empowerment, and transformation. This art exhibit is in honor of Black History Month, to include the narratives of Africans in Black History. This event will feature a speaker who will give an account of the Black experience on the other side of the Atlantic. The closing reception will take place on March 1, 6:30–8:30pm. These events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served provided by Bytes @ University Park, a West African restaurant in Cambridge, MA. Come look through the Windows to West Africa. For more information regarding this event and to RSVP, please contact Stephanie Guirand via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.