Africa Rising

Africa Rising Week: September 19-24, 2017

Guangzhou Dream Factory Documentary Film and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 19, 6-8 PM, Harper 3029

Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories and African dreams...this documentary weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, "Made in China" dreams into a compelling critique of 21st-century global capitalism. Following a filmmaker's journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, Guangzhou Dream Factory gives viewers a rare glimpse of African aspirations while also providing fresh, new perspectives on China and African economic development. Co-Sponsored by Creighton?s Asian World Center.

Panel discussion and commentary to feature Prof. Maorong Jiang (Dept. of Political Science); Prof. Jinmei Yuan (Dept.  of Philosophy); and Prof. Tirimba Obonyo (Heider College of Business), Prof. Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, PhD  (Dept. of English)

Creighton University Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 20, 3-7 PM, Skutt Ballroom

Learn about CU summer travel courses, semester study abroad, and internship possibilities in Africa and elsewhere. Contact Lizzy Curran ( for more info.

African Entrepreneurs in Omaha: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 21, 7:00-8:30 PM, Harper 3029

Discover what it takes to do business in Africa and with Africans in Omaha. The panel includes local African entrepreneurs and professionals working in a variety of business contexts in the Omaha area.

Panelists will include Ms. Chaima Maradi (Chaima Restaurant); Mr. Nedu Igbokwe  (Banwo & Igbokwe Law Firm LLC); Ms. Violet Illuebey (International Daycare); and Mr. Victor  Ful (Omaha Tropical Market).

SCSJ Refugee Service Outreach

Friday, September 22, 1:45-5:00 PM

Encounter local African refugee families living here in Omaha. Contact Ayet Nguyen with the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice to sign up or learn more.

African Festival

Saturday, September 23, 11:00-2:00, Skutt Ballroom

Celebrate Africa with terrific food, live music, dancing, arts & clothing vendors, and more. Music will be provided by Omaha's own Edem Garro Soul and reggae-infused Rhythm Collective. Talk with Creighton students about their research and study abroad experiences in Africa.

African Mass

Sunday, September 24, 4:30-5:30 PM, St. John's Church

Experience the dynamism of African worship at the heart of Creighton's campus. Music will be provided by Omaha's African Chaplaincy Choir. Contact Molly Mattingly or Chase Becker with questions or if interested in participating in the Mass.

Summer Research Internships in Uganda with the Global Livingston Institute

Friday, October 25, 12 -1:30 PM

Share lunch with Creighton alumnus Dr. Jamie Van Leeuwen and learn about Summer 2018 student research opportunities in public health and international development. GLI has cultivated a strong network of partnerships within Uganda's public, private and NGO sectors, enabling them to tailor internship programming to the passions and curiosities of each individual student. For more info contact Will Tesconi at GLI or Lizzy Curran at Creighton's Global Engagement Office.