6th Annual African Studies Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 2012

1:30 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free

St. Paul's Church
445 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

Sat, 2012-10-27 13:30 - 16:00

Please join us for the 6th Annual Workshop in Providence, RI. This year's theme is Immigration and Citizenship.

The 6th Annual African Studies Workshop (ASW) will feature a talk and discussion led by Dr. Wanjiru Kamau of the Washington, D.C. based African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation.

The talk will provide Africans living in the United States information about issues related to immigration and citizenship. Through a talk and discussion, the afternoon event will focus on the creation of sustainable and effective integration of Africans into American society. It will also inform the broader public about the African community's ability to migrate and assimilate into American culture.

Free and Open to the Public

For more information, go to to the African Studies Workshop website

Dr. Wanjiru Kimau

After retiring from teaching at several colleges in the United States, Dr. Kamau used $10,000 in savings to establish the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation. As the organization's Executive Director, she leads AIRF to facilitate the effective transition of the African immigrants to the American society and support their productive sustainable integration into their new homeland. Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, AIRF has provided a variety of services to over 15,000 youth, their families, and professionals since inception. Kamau's research and publications on mental health, African women's health issues, conflict resolution and African cultural help service providers and educators increase their understanding of the African immigrant community. Her recent contributions include two videos, one on Adolescent Rites of passage and a "Child of Two Worlds", a tool for African Cultural Competency Training.