Entertainment-education and the Global African Experience,
April 15 -17, 2004
Posted February 25 2004
The Department of African American Studies, under the chairmanship of Guyana born, Vibert C. Cambridge, Ph.D., along with five other Ohio University departments, proudly present the Entertainment-Education and the Global African Experience at Ohio University, the week of April 15 – 17, 2004. Among the presenters is Trinidad and Tobago’s 2004 Calypso Monarch, Dr. Hollis Liverpool (“Chalkdust.”) of the University of the Virgin Islands.
In hand are panel proposals and abstracts from scholars, practitioners, and institutions from across global Africa--continental Africa and its Diaspora---Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
Among the themes to be explored are:
1. Barbadian calypso as a social force
2. Broadcast program planning for adolescent reproductive health in Rwanda
3. Calypso and the empowerment of woman
4. Community radio and community empowerment in Jamaica.
5. Community Theater and social change in Tanzania
6. Community Theatre and HIV/AIDS education the South African mining sector.
7. Cost-Benefit analysis of entertainment-education radio drama in Tanzania.
8. Ethical issues facing entertainment-education projects.
9. Dub poetry, dialect poetry, and folktales for conflict resolution in Jamaica
10. Entertainment-education strategies, campaigns and culturally sensitive language
11. Entertainment-Education and HIV/AIDS education in the Caribbean.
12. Entertainment and Environmental Education: A Case from Guyana
13. Entertainment-education and the consolidation of democracy in Malawi
14. Entertainment-education strategies for combating Malaria in Nigeria
15. Entertainment-education and cultural norms
16. Freirian conscientization and entertainment-education
17. German hip hop as a tool against racism in Germany.
18. Ghanaian Concert Party as a vehicle for social change.
19. Ghanaian hip life: A strategy for curbing alcohol use among Ghanaian youth. 20. Malcolm X and liberation pedagogy.
21. New communication technologies and social change in black Appalachia
22. New technologies, inner city African American youth, and social change.
23. Nigeria cinema and social change.
24. NGOs, entertainment-education and HIV/AIDS education in South Africa.
25. PSAs for Global African solidarity
26. Rites of Passage and HIV/AIDS education.
27. Ring games and the socialization of African American and Caribbean black girls.
28. Spoken Word in the 21st century.
29. Sports for social change in continental Africa.
30. Storytelling for HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa.
31. Tobacco content in TV storylines aimed at multi-cultural teen audiences in the USA.
32. Yeddi Wi: Gullah/Geeche traditional education and entertainment-education.