Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[245] MTSU students raise education funds, political awareness for Africa

MURFREESBORO — MTSU students are turning their gaze toward Africa with an eye to funding education and promoting political discussion.

Students United for Africa and the Study of Africa, an MTSU student organization, will conduct a combination bake sale and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Student Union.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a nonprofit organization that helps fund education of children in Ethiopia.

At 7 p.m. Nov. 20, the group will host a forum titled “Where Is the Unity?” in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building.

The forum will focus on stereotypes and other barriers to unity among the African and African-American communities.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact SUASA President Kabelu Stephane Jibikilayi at sjk2r@mtmail.mtsu.edu.

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