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BYU lecture June 14 will consider "African Families in the 21st Century"

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University will host Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, a professor from California State University in Fresno, for a Global Awareness lecture Wednesday, June 14, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Oheneba-Sakyi will discuss "African Families in the 21st Century."

Since 2002, Oheneba-Sakyi has been part of the CSU faculty as a professor and chair of Africana and American Indian Studies. His research interests include comparative racial and ethnic relations, the social demography of Africa, gender and socioeconomic development and Africana worldview.

Previously, he served at the State University of New York in Potsdam as director of the Africana studies program, as an associate and assistant professor of sociology and as a research associate. He was also the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Development Program in 2000.

Oheneba-Sakyi obtained a doctoral degree from BYU.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information about the center's events, see kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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