Students raising funds for Congolese through dance...

Students raising funds for Congolese through dance, music, food

Students United for Africa and the Study of Africa will display African culture through dance, music, food and fashion Monday, March 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. in MTSU’s James Union Building and Tom H. Jackson Building.

The cultural and educational demonstrations are planned for 6-8 p.m. in the JUB. A reception with food, poems and performances will follow in the Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tickets for both the show and reception are $15 per person or $12 with an MTSU student ID. Individual tickets are $7 for the cultural show and $10 for the reception. All proceeds and donations will go directly to promote educational efforts in Luila, a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to SUASA President Stephan J. Kabelu.

“Two SUASA officers will even be traveling to Luila this summer to see how our donations have made a difference in the lives of these children,” says Kabelu.

SUASA’s mission is to educate the MTSU and Murfreesboro communities about educational needs in African countries through organized student and/or sponsored activities.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kabelu at or 615-968-5277, Laetitia Muderwa at 615-995-6348 or Beatrice Gatebuke at 312-285-5274.

You also may visit the SUASA Facebook page at and listen to an interview with Gatebuke from the Feb. 27 edition of “MTSU On the Record” at

— Gina K. Logue (