Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Princess of Africa

Yvonne Chaka Chaka "Princess of Africa"

INDABA: Empowering Women and Youth in Africa and the U.S.

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Monday October 12, 2015  

IUPUI Campus Center rooms 450 A and B
420 University Boulevard
Visitor parking available in the Vermont St. Garage

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally famous South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and humanitarian - dubbed the "Princess of Africa". 

In conversation with Gail Masondo, author and life recovery coach, she will discuss her life in Soweto and her rise to stardom in South Africa during Apartheid, and now her work as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

1:30pm Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Gail Masondo in Conversation

2:45pm What Can I Do: Game-Changers Panel with Campus and Community Partners

  • Cynthia Prime, CEO and Co-Founder, Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO)
  • Elna Boesak, South African Journalist, Gender & Religion Advocate
  • Lindsay Littrell, Faculty, IU School of Social Work, South African Gender & Religion Scholar
  • Sara Flores, Intern at Restored Inc., IUPUI School of Social Work undergraduate
  • Kieran Grubbs, IUPUI Social Justice Scholar
  • Christina Hale, Indiana State Representative, District 87

1:30-4:30pm: Social Involvement Resoure Fair on ways to get invovled and make change on issues of women and youth empowerment

  • SOHO, Saving Orphans through Healthcare & Outreach
  • African Student Association
  • Bethlehem House
  • Damien Center
  • Desmond Tutu Center
  • Global Gifts
  • Homeland Security
  • IUPUI Office of International Affairs
  • IUPUI Social Justice Scholars
  • Julian Center
  • Restored, Inc.

The word “INDABA” is used in South Africa and can mean “conversations for change” or “dialogue toward decisions.” Event participants are encouraged to engage with Chaka Chaka and Masondo in conversation about issues around  empowering women and youth. 

gail masondoChaka Chaka was the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award, and is a champion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. She was chosen by South African President Nelson Mandela as the first ambassador for his children's fund, and she has also established her own charity dedicated to the empowerment of women and youth, the Princess of Africa Foundation, which is allied with the ACTION global health advocacy partnership. 

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Sponsored By: SOHO (Saving Orphans through Health Care and Outreach)IUPUI Honors College; IUPUI Office of International Affairs; African Student Association; IUPUI Fairbanks School of Public Health; IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing; Kelley School of Business; IUPUI Office for Women; Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation and Global Justice; and the IUPUI Committee on Africana Studies