Festival a celebration of African cultures

Afrofest, the annual African Diaspora Festival, opened Friday and continues through Thursday, Feb. 13.

Each day features a different theme, with emphasis on advocacy, Black heritage, community, and love — and speakers drawn from across the province.

“It is my goal as Afrofest co-ordinator to ensure that life for Black students, and the general student body, on this campus is as inclusive and affirming as possible,” said organizer Josh Lamers, a first-year law student.

“Being halfway through such a momentous decade, it is important to ask ourselves what kind of conversations need to happen on campus when it comes to anti-Black racism and the resistance of Black people locally and elsewhere.”

Find a full schedule of Afrofest 2020 events at http://www.uwsa.ca/afrofest20.