Celebrate Africa!

Event Highlights


The Center for African Studies hosted the inaugural Celebrate Africa event from Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17, 2022.

On Friday, scholars and leaders from the African continent and Pitt faculty presented seminars, round tables, an alumni webinar, and a documentary screening.

The keynote address was given by renowned pan-African historian Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza! You can read his lecture notes here. We enjoyed plenty of ceremonial drumming before and after!

On Saturday, our festival brought students, faculty, and staff together with the vibrant diaspora community of Pittsburgh. We gathered outside the Posvar Patio to celebrate the many cultures of Africa through music & dance, food, artisans, and children's activities. It was a successful day of networking with African organizations and businesses!


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Check out the schedule




Planned in cooperation with the Union of African communities in Southwestern PA and member communities, nonprofits, buisnesses and faith communities


Special thank you to our co-sponsors!

University Center for International Studies

Office of the Provost

Office of Engagement & Community Affairs

Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Office of Student Affairs

Office of Alumni Affairs

Office of Academic & Global Affairs in Health Sciences

Office of Faculty Diversity and Development

David C. Frederick Honors College

School of Nursing

School of Social Work

School of Business

Deitrich School of Arts & Sciences

School of Education

Graduate School of Public & International Affairs

Center for Industry Studies, Swanson School of Engineering

Center for International Legal Education, Nordenberg Chair and School of Law

Institute for International Studies in Education, School of Education

Department of Linguistics

Department of French & Italian

Department of Africana Studies

Department of Music

The African Heritage Classroom 

Global Studies Center

Center for European Studies

Center for Latin American Studies

Intercultural House

U.S. Department of Education NRC Program