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AASU to Host Lecture on Women of the African Diaspora March 27

Savannah, GA–Armstrong Atlantic State University will present a lecture on Returning to the Source: A Tribute to the Trials and Triumphs of Women of the African Diaspora on March 27 as part of its Women's History Month Celebration. Cultural artist Lillian Grant-Baptiste will begin her talk at noon in AASU's Ashmore Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Grant-Baptiste is the founder and director of the YEBO (Youth and Adult Empowerment through Building Cultural Opportunities) initiative. The YEBO (means "yes" in Swahili) Initiative has been nominated for a Governor's Exemplary Prevention Program Award for helping more than 150 Chatam County families that have participated in the program. Grant-Baptiste is also the founder and past director of the Umoja Rites of Passage Program. She is a 1985 honor graduate of Savannah State University and presently employed with the City of Savannah as the Community Leadership Coordinator.

For more information on the event, contact AASU's Office of Minority Affairs at 927.5271.



March 12, 2002

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