The African students organization (ASO) is a student led organization on campus that is dedicated to spreading awareness about the different cultures within Africa and teaching the student body about the political and social issues that effect the continent and its diaspora. The organization does this by engaging students in biweekly general body meetings, monthly large scale events and other student gatherings. ASO also aims to engage students in community service around Pittsburgh through volunteering activities and is dedicated to giving back to the continent through Charity. Currently, ASO is partnered up with Duduzile Academy in Kenya in an effort to highlight the importance of education. Lastly, ASO wishes to create a strong community where students of African descent and any other students who are interested in learning more about African culture may come together.
We meet every other Tuesday starting January 16th in the William Pitt Union room 548 at 8:30 pm. All students interested are welcome to join ASO.
ASO will be hosting the 6th Annual African King and Queen Pageant to showcase the rich cultures, beauty and history of various African nations. The contestants will discuss different aspects ranging from traditional African society to the modern age. They will discuss the systems of politics, social and economic for the respective countries that will be represented at the pageant. This year contestant will be representing Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
Food will be provided. Proceeds from the event will go to charity to support a school in Kenya