Mbongi is a Kikongo word that refers to the coming together of community members to explain and describe the issues and challenges faced by the community and to explore and strategize plausible solutions. The Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University is hosting several Mbongi lunch time presentation, discussions and workshops. All Mbongi take place at 11am to 12:30pm in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, room 116-- The Phil McGee Conference Room (aka EP 116).
In Spring 2017, our scheduled Mbongi are:
Dr. Wade Nobels on Illumination Vs. Infection in Africana Studies Wednesday, Feb 1st 2017 11:30-1pm EP 116
Dr. Ifetayo Flannery on Assata Shakur: A Portrait of African American Political Consciousness Thursday, February 9th 2017 11-12:30pm EP 116
Dr. Donela Wright on Africana Studies: An Intellectual and Ontological Compass Thursday, April 13th 11-12:30pm EP 116
Click the faculty names and topics to link to their biographies and publications. We look forward to building with you at Mbongi!
We will announce our Fall 2017 Mbongi schedule this summer.