One of the most important aspects of this forum was the moment in which Dr. Furusa, a Zimbabwean professor of Africana Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills, announced that he has incorporated Garifuna studies within his curricula.
invited the audience to continue to stay focused and to share the wealth of the Garifuna culture
also invited the youth in the audience to come and explore Cal State Dominguez Hills
as a possible venue for their college education.
The children of Dr. Furusa
were present at the forum.
Dr. Munashe Furusa, Cultural & Historical Connection As It Relates to the African Caribbean Experience
We couldn't forget the academic approach that Dr. Little and Dr. Furusa
, professors at Cal State Dominguez Hills
, gave to the 2nd Annual Garifuna Community Forum L.A. 2006.
9. 1:00 pm Introduce keynote speaker Dr. Furusa
on "Cultural and Historical Connection As It Relates to the African Caribbean experience."
We are also very excited to announce that Dr. Munashe Furusa
will be also another one of our keynote speakers.
will be speaking about the Cultural and Historical Connection As It Relates to the African Caribbean experience.
Dr. Munashe Furusa
Munashe Furusa holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in African Literature and Critical Theory from The University of Zimbabwe.
is the Chair of Africana Studies and teaches courses in Africana Studies and the Humanities Program.
areas of expertise include Critical Theory, African Literature and Culture, African Caribbean, African American, Afro-Latin American and Russian Literatures.
co-authored and co-edited books include Introduction to Shona Culture (1996) and Indigenous Knowledge Technology in African and African Diasporan Communities: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches (2000), An Introduction to Africana Studies: A Reader (Fall 2005) and The Borders in All Of US: New Approaches to Three Global Communities (Fall 2005).