UWSA – University of Windsor Students' Alliance


Friday, February 2nd to Thursday, February 29th

Welcome to Afrofest 2024

The African Diaspora Festival (AfroFest) is a monthlong celebration that commemorates the history and work of the African diaspora and the contributions of Black people locally and globally. The year 2024 marks the 9th year of the United Nations Declaration of International Decade for People of African Descent, and February 2024 marks the 19th anniversary. Hence, as AfroFest coordinator, I am committed to making the University of Windsor campus a safe and accepting environment for Black students, and the entire student body. 

Given the City of Windsor is of deep historical importance to Black history to Canada and Ontario and this campus has a strong presence of Black students, it is my goal to strengthen this in the minds if students, staff, faculty, and the broader community. As the coordinator of this year’s AfroFest, my main focus will be the Black radical tradition and all of its manifestations in Black life, particularly as they pertain to post-secondary education and other areas of Black life. By utilizing a range of analytical frameworks, including those from academics, activism, scholarships, research, literature, the creative industry, and community organizing. Innovative, moral, and scholarly discussions about anti-racism and resistance are presented by AfroFest in relation to politics, law, immigration, social work, media, and the arts. It accomplishes so by critically examining Blackness at the junctures of gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, self-love, the body, and concepts of belonging. 

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Adeola Alao 

Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4
Room 235, 2nd Floor CAW Student Centre 401 Sunset Ave

519-253-3000 Ext. 4527 


Contact the Afrofest Coordinator for office hours.

In The Right Place and Time

After hearing an infant’s first cry, a pair of white wings from the bed of clouds would fall from the skies.Everyone had a guardian angel. Their kind stood bright, cherubic, and rosy-cheeked. Their strong wings stretched for miles and shielded their wards from harm, with the promise of protection said on musical tongues that any child would believe. The only exception was that their assigned guardian angel would be the only one they could see.

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