John L Warfield Center

ALAFIA-Diaspora Healing

Tue, December 1, 2009 | John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies - ISESE Gallery (JES A230)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join University of Texas Art History faculty member, Dr. Moyo Okediji, artists Issa Nyaphaga and Nadine Mozon, the Fine Arts Library, and the Warfield Center as they present

a performance and installation of
Africana art
in recognition of World AIDS Day

Alafia – “health” in Yoruba – will focus on various health matters, especially the scourge of epidemic and pandemic ailments such as AIDS, swine flu, tuberculosis, Ebola, and other devastating medical conditions. These diseases have become equal opportunity assailants in the twenty-first century and can also be considered diasporic diseases because they cross all borders.

Art and healing go hand-in-hand in African and African diasporic arts.

The procession of masks will start 4:30pm from the “Igbale”, or shrine, at the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and lead to the exhibition gallery at the Fine Arts Library, where the grand performance and installation will take place, followed by a reception.

The installation will be on view for one week.

Please RSVP by calling Eve McQuade at 512-495-4363 or via e-mail at

Sponsored by: Department of Art & Art History, The Fine Arts Library and John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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