Washington Meeting 2016
Washington 2016 Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, September 21
6:00 – 9:00am: Meet & distribute nametags at the Arlington Courtyard Rosslyn Hotel. Socialize at a watering holes close to the hotel.
8:00 – 9:00am: FON Board Meeting at Hotel
Thursday, September 22
8:30 – 9:00am: Coffee, fruit, nametags, socialize
9:00 – 9:30am
Report on FON activities 2015-16
Lessons from an abandoned VSO project
Quick review of new website. Announce individual demos/learning sessions during conference
Recruit website helpers
9:30 – 10:00am: Charles Larson (Group 4) Thoughts on teaching African Literature for 50 years
10:00 – 10:30am: Margee Ensign discussing Northern Nigeria, Boko Haram, & AUN’s efforts to deal with the refugee crisis. AUN President Margee Ensign's Presentation
10:30 - 11:00am
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 – 11:30pm: Emmanuel Ogebe discussing efforts to continue the education of girls affected by Boko Haram violence, both in Nigeria and in the US.
11:30 – 12:00pm: Herbert Howe (Group 20) Count Carl von Rosen & the Biafra Babies air force
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch, off site, on own
1:00 – 2:15pm: David Schickele’s Give me a Riddle, introduced by Roger Landrum. Time for audience questions & discussion after the film.
2:30pm: [Refreshment available from 2:30 on, but no refreshment break]
2:15 – 3:00pm: John Campbell: The Buhari Administration One Year Later.
3:00 – 3:30pm: Abdullahi Edward via Skype from Nigeria. He will respond to questions posed by the organizing committee.
3:30 - 4:00pm Don Cosentino (Group 11) Yoruba cultural influences in the Americas Eshu and Me
4:00 – 5:00pm: Ron Singer (Group 10), Oluwaseun Odewale, & Peter Lewis panel on Reform in Nigeria.
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.