Africa Week Aims to Crush Stereotypes, Strengthen Ties Through Art, Dance, and Food, May 18-26


African pride certainly appears to be reaching a new pinnacle in Beijing. Hot on the heels of recent Pride of Africa Awards (details on how to vote here) an unaffiliated, but similarly empowering string of events is about to kick off in celebration of the rich and diverse music, art, and food that can be found across the continent.

Fittingly titled Africa Week, the May 18-26 series is a student-run initiative with enticing events like dance workshops, art exhibitions and talks, dinner parties, open mics, and more.

Founder Zahra R. Baitie hopes the billed activities will inspire positive dialogue and deepen ties between Chinese people and African expats in Beijing. While she says she’s “mainly had a positive experience in China, the racist exhibit in Wuhan and the offensive skit at this…

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