Everyday Africa, which was conceived by Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo, is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty and disease. In addition to the founders, numerous photographers contribute pictures taken by cellphones.
Merrill will speak at 7 PM Thursday, April 16 in SDSU Bailey Rotunda D.
Join friends & neighbors Monday, April 13 at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings or Tuesday, April 14 at Northern State University Student Center in Aberdeen.
Agricultural economist George Norton shares tales from his career spent addressing hunger and hope in the developing world. He’ll appear at South Dakota State University’s Volstorff Ballroom at 7 PM Thursday, Jan. 29 and again at 10 AM Friday, Jan. 30 for SDWAC Food and Water Security Symposium.
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- Speakers use insight and expertise to educate audiences about countries, cultures, and critical global issues of the 21st century. Just as many audience members may have never traveled abroad, speakers may have never been to South Dakota. Education is two-fold to bring greater understanding. Not taking a stand, but presenting information is the hallmark of SDWAC programs.
- Audiences, primarily of middle, secondary and university students as well as community members and government and business leaders, engage in conversation about world affairs. Whether it comes from asking questions in a lecture setting or having one-on-one conversation with visiting heads of state, people on all sides come away enriched.
- Participants in SDWAC programs are changed by listening to speakers, traveling to another country as part of an exchange, being in a classroom to learn from a guest speaker or traveled teacher, or hosting international visitors. Resulting enrichment gives each one better knowledge with which to respond to challenges of the 21st century.