FON Annual Meeting Washington September 22, 2016

Akwete cloth collected by FON member Shelley Foster

Washington Meeting 2016

Washington 2016 Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, September 21

6:00 – 9:00                    Meet & distribute nametags at the Arlington Courtyard Rosslyn Hotel.  Socialize at a watering holes close to the hotel.

8:00 – 9:00                    FON Board Meeting at Hotel

Thursday, September 22

8:30 – 9:00                    Coffee, fruit, nametags, socialize

9:00 – 9:30                    Report on FON activities 2015-16
                                                President’s report
                                                Treasurer’s report
                                                Projects Supported
                                                Lessons from an abandoned VSO project
                                                VSO / CUSO relationships
                                                Quick review of new website.  Announce individual demos/learning sessions during conference
                                                Recruit website helpers
                                                President's Presentation

9:30 – 10:00                 Charles Larson (Group 4) Thoughts on teaching African Literature for 50 years 

10:00  – 10:30              Margee Ensign discussing Northern Nigeria, Boko Haram, & AUN’s efforts to deal with the refugee crisis.
                                    AUN President Margee Ensign's Presentation

10:30 - 11:00                Amaka Anku discussing how the new president is doing, the effects of low oil prices on Nigeria, the results of the 
                                    anti-corruption campaign, the impact of the floating of the Nigerian currency.

11:00 – 11:30               Emmanuel Ogebe discussing efforts to continue the education of girls affected by Boko Haram violence, both in Nigeria and in the US.

11:30 – 12:00               Herbert Howe (Group 20) Count Carl von Rosen & the Biafra Babies air force

12:00 – 1:00                 Lunch, off site, on own

1:00 – 2:15                   David Schickele’s Give me a Riddle, introduced by Roger Landrum.  Time for audience questions & discussion after the film.

2:30                              [Refreshment available from 2:30 on, but no refreshment break]

2:15 – 3:00                   John Campbell: The Buhari Administration One Year Later.

3:00 – 3:30                   Abdullahi Edward via Skype from Nigeria.  He will respond to questions posed by the organizing committee.

3:30 - 4:00                    Don Cosentino (Group 11) Yoruba cultural influences in the Americas  Eshu and Me

4:00 – 5:00                   Ron Singer (Group 10), Oluwaseun Odewale, & Peter Lewis panel on Reform in Nigeria.  

Thursday evening            6PM       Mott House
                                    Panel discussion (after dinner) by young Nigerians on being both Nigerian and American.

Friday 9/23 evening        Self-organized dinners with training group, geographic region, or any other organizing rubric.