Thembela Lubimbi, opening and introducing her exhibition project; “Experience Africa” had this to say.
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand
that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour” –
“Africa has become synonymous with poverty, drought, conflict and
such struggles. Whilst sadly, these issues do exist, as in any other part of the world, it
is not the full story of Africa.”
The aim of the event “Experience Africa” is to tell the less told story about
Africa and celebrate Africa. It aimed to provide and project a deeper
appreciation of Africa’s diverse nations, culture, history and contribution to the world.
This was done through a gallery exhibition, knowledge games, display of ‘African
attire’, African Hair Braiding Booth, music and food.
Thembela Lubimbi, a Zimbabwean Post Graduate student at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway, Ireland studying for a Masters of laws (LLM) was awarded a grant by the Office of the Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Galway Ireland to implement a project to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The Office of the Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the
University of Galway introduced the inaugural Nelson Mandela Anti-Racism Week
from 20th – 24th March this year. The week of events was programmed to coincide
with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, annually
observed on March 21st. It was also designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary.
of the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Nelson Mandela by the University of
Galway in 2003. The range of initiatives outlined in this programme included both
student and staff led activities such as workshops, a diversity café, exhibitions, virtual
reality experience, training, films and cultural events.
The events were designed to be deliberative and interactive, facilitating discussion, learning and engagement on a
wide range of issues relevant to race, ethnicity and anti-racism.
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