Taste of Africa celebrates Black History Month


The Graduate Black Student Alliance hosted the Taste of the African Diaspora in Craig Hall Feb. 24. The event celebrated the music, food and talents of the African diaspora, including performances from Oromo-DaAnceco, African Invasion and DU African Students United.

The event was in partnership with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at DU, International Living & Learning Community, Advancement at DU, Shades of Brown Alliance, Graduate Student Government and DU African Students United.

The Taste of Africa event provided common foods found throughout the continent of Africa. Courses included Sega Tibs (beef simmered in onions, garlic, tomatoes and jalapenos with Ethiopian seasoning), Tikil Gomen (curried cabbage, carrots and potatoes), Samosas (fried pie with potatoes and meats), fried plantains and  Injera (a type of flatbread from made in Ethiopia). Those who attended were able to try these types of food from Africa and more.

While the crowd ate their meals, they were entertained by several different types of talents, including traditional dances from different parts of Africa, an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and spoken word. The event was an opportunity to familiarize with different cultures in Africa and to celebrate Black History Month.

Grace Carson is a sophomore at DU, and currently double majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in English. Grace is notorious for always reading at least three books at a time, her social justice rants, and being a coffee-snob.

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