Monday, 17 April 2017 21:46

DU ASU's Take Me To Africa Featured

Anifa Musengimana, head of African Students United at University of Denver, on ASU and their upcoming Take Me To Africa event.

African Students United aims to embrace and celebrate African cultures around the continent with Africans, allies, and African descendants. Being apart of ASU is monumental, because this organization is creating a legacy at the University of Denver. For the first time ever on January 23, 2017, an African organization was created at DU. ASU will live on and continue to create a vibrant African culture on DU's campus. It is very crucial to have Africans represented at DU, in order to create a community safe space for African students. The number of African students at DU is extremely small, and we hope to increase this number, by hosting events such as Take Me to Africa.

Take Me to Africa is a night to celebrate African cultures. Similar events do take place on campuses around the United States, but never at DU. We hope to recreate African culture night, and add a different taste to it. This event is in collaboration with High school students and college students. We want to bring High School students to DU and have them be apart of a large event, in hopes that we encourage them to attend college and in particular the University of Denver. Additionally, we are also working with African fashion designers: Byasima Couture by Edith Muyinda, Gifted Hands of Uganda Crafts, by Hadijah Fish, and Flare&Square by Mawukle Yebuah. Our goal is to support Black owned businesses & Fashion designers, yet celebrate and illustrate the many different African textures, designs, and clothes. ASU aims to make African Cultural Night a DU tradition.

ASU hopes that the audience is able to see the many diverse African cultures through music, dance, poetry, food, fashion and the unification of these cultures.

This event is for everyone of every race, gender, religion, ethnicity etc. We want to share this wonderful night with as many people as possible. Come and join us for an unforgettable night!


Julius Kabugu

Julius Kabugu is a seasoned Software Engineer. He's also a proud husband and father of 3. Outside these three jobs, he learns about cultures, listens to Dancehall music and studies photography.

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