University, community meet to discuss continental African issues


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 23, 2011) — On Tuesday, African and Africana students, faculty, staff and community members of the City of Tuskegee convened for TU Mukutano (Swahili for “gathering”) at Grey Columns, the university president’s residence. The purpose of the event was to provide a platform to discuss the development of a Tuskegee-based African organization to tackle the key issues faced by continental Africa through campus-wide collaborative efforts. Some participants presented poems and monologues. This will be an annual event.

TU Mukutano organizing committee members/contributors are: Kwame Ampen, student chair; Hashim Samuel, student liaison; Thierno Thiam, adviser; Dr. Clyde C. Roberson, adviser; Pamela Sparks-Smith, Sodexo general manager; Hildred Sarah Rochon, facilitator; the Department of History and Political Science; Office of International Programs; Office of the President; and Tuskegee Mayor Omar Neal.

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