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New Series, 'Africa: Continent Deconstructed,' Presents Three Programs Today

The Office of Intercultural Relations presents three programs today for its new series, "Africa: Continent Deconstructed." All are free and open to the public.

• "Citizen Diplomacy in Action" - Members of the Norfolk Sister City Association, Tema, Ghana committee will share information about the organization, role, activity and impact: noon to 1:30 p.m., 2114 Webb Center

• "Senegal: Mixed Images of a Complex Nation" - Learn about the experiences of 17 students and faculty members who traveled to West Africa. Find ways to connect with organizations. Enjoy photos and artifacts. Co-sponsored by the African Caribbean Association, Office of Study Abroad, Student Engagement and Enrollment Services and the Department of Women's Studies: 2-3:30 p.m., 9024 BAL

• "Gender, Civil Society and Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo" - Sadly known as the world capital of rape, the DRC presents a complex reality where the international community duels with multidimensional challenges on the ground. Considering the country`s own historic and cultural characteristics, this presentation will discuss the nature of sexual violence in the DRC and will focus on the initiatives undertaken by the international community to tackle this problem. Presented by Renata Giannini and co-sponsored by the Graduate Program of International Studies: 4-5 p.m., Potomac/York River Rooms, Webb Center.

For more information visit oir@odu.edu or call 3-4406.

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