Global Awareness Festival 2014Winning poster design by Jaylen Adkins 2014

Focus on Africa

The Global Awareness Festival at Muskegon Community College is a week-long event bringing the world a little closer to Muskegon.  It includes lectures, discussions, a film festival, ethnic foods, an information fair, global entertainment, artifact displays, 200 flags, and much more!  The winning poster was designed by Jaylen Adkins, MCC graphics student.

Monday, February 10

MCC Collegiates Choir singing African Folk Songs under the direction of Tom Clark, Collegiate Hall 12:30

Wonders of the African World – Black Kingdoms of the Nile and the Swahili Coast Collegiate Hall 10:00-12:00 and 3:15-5:15

Afghanistan: Stands Alone, Ryan Spencer Reed, photojournalist embedded with US troops in Afghanistan. Blue & Gold Room 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Folktales and Fun –Stories of Africa shared by MCC’s ED 230 Children’s Literature Class with invited Head Start children, Collegiate Hall 1:00 – 3:00

Overbrook Gallery Exhibit Sudan: The Cost of Silence, Ryan Spencer Reed, photojournalist.  Opening reception in Overbrook Gallery 6:30 - 7:00, Artist's Lecture in Stevenson Center, Room 1100 at 7:00

Tuesday, February 11 

Women of Africa, Three Personal Perspectives   Sylvia N’Jai and Senelisiwe Simpson of Zimbabwe and Afolake Lawoyin of Nigeria will share personal experiences, Blue & Gold Room 10:15 – 11:15

Wonders of the African World – The Slave Kingdoms and The Holy Land 
Collegiate Hall 10:00-12:00 and 3:00-5:00

Wednesday, February 12

Global Topic Investigations will explore Africa in the 21st century, ancient libraries of Africa, archeological excavations in Egypt, eco travel, Tanzania and much more.  Blue & Gold Room 9:30 – 3:00

Information Fair will feature booths highlighting international opportunities for students to study and work abroad as well as NGOs and their contributions. Collegiate Hall 9:00 – 1:00

Wild Wacky Wednesday – The Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater Company, Student Union 10:00 -10:50. 

Wonders of the African World The Road to Timbuktu and Lost Cities of the South 
Collegiate Hall 3:00

GVSU’s Ghana Service Learning Project – Education, Child Slavery, Rehabilitation, Health and Water, Speaker:  Dr. Rick Rediske Room 1100 Stevenson Center, Presentation 6:00 – 7:00 Reception 7:00 – 8:00

Thursday, February 13

Celebrating Nelson Mandela - Documentary and Panel Discussion, “The 16th Man” Blue & Gold Room 12:30 – 1:30 and 2:00 – 3:00; Panel Discussion with Kurt Troutman, Papa N’Jai and Nicholas Budimir at 1:30 – 2:00

Wonders of the African World The Road to Timbuktu and Lost Cities of the South 
Collegiate Hall 3:00

Free Film Invictus  Blue & Gold Room 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Friday, February 14

Wonders of the African World Black Kingdoms of the Nile and the Swahili Coast
Collegiate Hall 10:00

International Cuisine will be featured by the campus food service.
International Artifacts collected from the community will be displayed at the main college entrance, while flags representing approximately 200 nations will be on display throughout the main building.

For more information contact
Katherine Tosa (231) 777-0376 

We look forward to your participation in Muskegon Community College’s Global Awareness Festival.