UPDATE: Event postponed until March 7
Spend an evening at the Pulitzer Center for another talks@pulitzer. Zimbabwean Saki Mafundikwa discusses how he juggles running the graphic design school he founded in Harare, making documentaries about his crisis-ridden country, lecturing around the world and farming. Catch him fresh from his TED2013 talk in Long Beach, California.
A light reception in our downtown offices kicks off the evening at 5:30 pm, followed by a talk by Mafundikwa at 6 pm. Space is limited and RSVP required to [email protected]
Mafundikwa, author of Afrikan Alphabets, "a testament to Africa's intellectual wealth," says, "The dream is for something to come out of Africa that is of Africa." He is the director and producer of Shungu: The Resilience of a People, a film about the challenges Zimbabweans faced during President Mugabe's power struggle with his nemesis, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mafundikwa was born in Zimbabwe but left the warring nation in the early 1970s for Botswana, where he earned a scholarship to study at Indiana University. He went on to receive an MFA in graphic design from Yale. In 1997 Mafundikwa left New York to return to Harare, Zimbabwe, and start the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, or ZIVA. You can read his full bio here.
Rescheduled for Thursday, March 7
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Closest Metro: Dupont Circle
Presented by the Pulitzer Center and AIGA DC
Remember to RSVP - space is limited!