Africa’s women turn 50!

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This year, many African countries are celebrating 50 years of independence from their European colonizers. In celebration of the contributions of African women both during and after the independence struggle, the Harvard College Women’s Center is hosting an event titled The Golden Girls: Women Activists in Post-Independent Africa.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 3, Tsai Auditorium in CGIS North (Harvard College) will be the site of a dessert reception followed by a panel of female activists from different walks of life. The panel discussion will examine the liberation and empowerment of African women over the last 50 years as well as their contributions and achievements in areas ranging from politics to education to the family unit. This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard African Students Association, the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa and the Harvard Foundation. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come and celebrate Africa’s women as well as discuss current challenges.