Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
Location: Lehman College Faculty Dining Room (Music Building)
Lehman College African Student Association, U.S-Africa Synergy, and the Council of Young African Leaders invite you to join the discussion on The African Identity: Does it Nurture or Hinder the Development of Young Africans. We will analyze the impact the global perception of the African Identity has on the development of young Africans both on the continent and in the diaspora.
Our goal is to find answers to the following questions:
- What does it mean to be African?
- In what ways has the continent been used to degrade or uplift young Africans?
- What impact has legalizing our mother colony’s language, and not our native tongue, had on our Identity?
- Has modernization robed young Africans off identifying with their cultural heritage?
- What influence does Brain Drain have on the growth of young Africans?
- How are all these factors affecting the social and mental development of young Africans?
This conference will act as a catalyst in the crafting of a mentorship program by Lehman College African Students Association and U.S-Africa Synergy starting in spring 2013. The program will connect young Africans in high school with a mentor in College who will invest in their social and intellectual growth. Us-Africa Synergy welcomes the ideas and partnership of different universities for this program. Please email email@example.com, or visit our website, www.lehmanasa.org, www.us-africasynergy.org for more information on the conference and the mentorship program.