ExtraVOLganza Dinner to Celebrate Africana Studies at UT
The ExtraVOLganza Dinner is a culmination of a week-long celebration emphasizing scholarship, global awareness and collaborations, music, dance, fashion and culture among the diverse peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora and a two-year commemoration of 50-plus years of Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, a new department and a new study abroad travel endowment for students. The keynote speaker will be Oussouby Sakco, former president of Kyoto Seika University in Japan and a professor in architecture in the Graduate School of Design. The event by the UT Department of Africana Studies is co-sponsored by UT College of Arts and Sciences, UT Center for Global Engagement, UT Division of Diversity and Engagement and UT Department of Theatre. The ticket price include dinners and reserved seating for “Ain’t I A Woman,” a show about the heroines of African American history produced by The Core Ensemble and starring UT faculty member Shinnerrie Jackson.