MEDIA ALERT: Photo Op for Cultural Day with Young African Leaders

July 22, 2014

Barri Bronston
Phone: 504-314-7444

What: Rhythms of Africa, the culmination of President Barack Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at Tulane University. The event will feature an exhibition of African arts and crafts, food and music along with a theatrical performance that tells the story of Africa through narratives, dance, spoken word and music. The program will end with a fashion show that celebrates the cultures of the African countries represented in the Young African Leaders program.

When: Thursday, July 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., free and open to public

Where: Freeman Auditorium at the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane’s Uptown campus

Who: 25 young leaders from 17 African countries

More: President Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) to invest in the next generation of African entrepreneurs, educators, activists and innovators. For the past six weeks, 25 of Africa’s most promising leaders took classes and received training in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership and public management at Tulane. The program ends Friday, July 25.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000