Tuesday, March 19, 2013

International Women Month

Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March the 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. On march 21, a panel of bay area African  women from various professional fields will be my guests on Africamix. Join me for music and conversation  as I welcome and celebrate these women and hear their stories.

Muadi Mukenge
 Is the Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Global Fund for Women and overseas a grant-making and capacity-building program to about 100 women's associations per year. She brings a background in women's health, African politics, and economic development, and frequently advises donors on their Africa programs.  

Patience Fielding
Doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Education, University of California at Berkeley, specializing in global education, gender, early childhood education and development . She's worked in several African countries and is from Cameroon.

 LaKeisha Golden  
LaKiesha Golden is a performing artist of more than 15 years with a specialization in Congolese/Central African dance. You can often find her teaching Congolese dance classes at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland, or other venues in the Bay Area

Muadi Mukengue/Patience Fielding/Lakeisha Golden