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2005.11.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Kwesi Lecture Series Continues Nov. 14-15 at UNO

OMAHA – The Kwesi Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will continue Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 15, with presentations exploring African and Egyptian history, civilization, religion and culture.  The lectures, which are being sponsored by Cultural Awareness Programs at UNO, are free and open to the public and will follow the schedule below.

Monday, Nov. 14

"The African History of Christianity"

Presenter: Merira Kwesi

11 a.m. to Noon

Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom

Merira Kwesi is a lecturer on African fashion and culture who bases her presentations on her studies and travels of the African continent.  She aims to unmask the facade of many western world institutions to expose the ancient African roots of many symbols and concepts used today.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

"The Egyptian History of Christianity"

Presenter: Ashra Kwesi

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

MBSC Ballroom

Ashra Kwesi is a lecturer and historian on ancient African history and religion.  His lectures are based on 23 years of historical expeditions in Africa, covering Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana. 

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The Kwesi series will continue in 2006 with the following:

Wednesday, March 22

"Sistahs in the Struggle: A Tribute to Black Women"

11 a.m. to Noon

MBSC Ballroom

Thursday, March 23

"The African Origin of Civilization and Western Freemasonry"

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

MBSC Ballroom

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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