Festival of African Culture at RIT, April 8 and 9




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Organization of African Students is sponsoring a two-day festival of African culture, April 8 and 9.

An art exhibition displaying paintings, sculptures, music, and arts and crafts of African origin will grace the Student Alumni Union lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8. Some items will be for sale.

On April 9, an African festival night in Webb Auditorium runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Drummers and dancers will entertain, a short play will be performed and African artwork will be displayed. Dr. John Marah, African American Studies professor at SUNY Brockport will speak about African arts and culture.

The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.