Past Events

  • February 11, 2021 • 6 PM

Join us next Thursday the 11th for our first roundtable of the semester! We will be discussing how neocolonialism is affecting the continent currently and what it means for the future of Africa. Our case studies will include lessons from Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso), the Franc CFA (French West Africa), and Coltan mining (Democratic Republic […]

  • January 31, 2021 • 11:59 PM

Try out for this year’s fashion show – Tartan Cusub: Do Mask, Don’t Tell! Your 15-second video is due Sunday January 31st by midnight, be sure to submit it to this link:

  • January 28, 2021 • 6 PM

Start off the spring semester with a fun game night! We will be playing a variety of online games (Crazy 8, Doodle, etc.) – feel free to suggest more games for us to play! Zoom Meeting ID: 975 4708 1660

  • December 10, 2020 • 4 PM

Aya Chebbi, award-winning Pan-African feminist, and founder of the Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) will be leading a panel discussion on Thursday the 10th at 4pm CST! We will be discussing how African youth are using current media and digital platforms to change the face of leadership! Meeting ID: 966 9310 9140 Passcode: 814009

  • November 12, 2020 • 6 PM

Come watch the Nollywood classic “Jenifa” with us on Thursday at 6pm CST! Zoom Meeting ID: 929 8090 0183  

  • October 26 – 30, 2020

Join us for Africa Week 2020! Live in the Kitchen with ASA: Learn how to make concussion rice from Aisha Odusanya! Pull up to the IG Live @asa.washu on Monday the 26th at 5pm CST!   Panel Discussion with Ms. Aya Chebbi: Aya Chebbi, award-winning Pan-African feminist, and founder of the Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) […]

  • October 17, 2020 • 11 AM

Zinash: Bridge the Gap is our annual event done in conjunction with Admissions! Help spread the word to any first or second-generation African high-schooler that lives in Missouri or Southern Illinois! There will be an Admissions information session, a Financial Aid presentation, a student panel, time for a Q&A! Registration for high school students is […]

  • October 15, 2020 • 6 PM

  Midterm season is coming! Come study with us and chat next Thursday the 15th at 6pm CST!

  • October 1, 2020 • 6 PM

Join ASA on Thursday, October 1st for a discussion on Beyonce’s “Black is King” portrayal of African culture!

  • September 17, 2020 • 6 PM
  • Zoom

  Welcome back everyone! We would like to invite you to our first GBM of the year. Join us to meet our Exec team and other Africans at WashU! Hop on the Zoom call at 6:00pm CST! (Meeting ID: 960 4204 3503)

  • March 2, 2020 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • DUC 236

Join us for our next roundtable on Monday, March 2! We will be having a conversation about disappearing languages in the African continent and the influence of language on our cultural identity. There will be FREE, delicious samosas!

  • February 28, 2020 • 7 PM
  • Tisch Commons

The Washington University African Students Association presents Sankofa: Into the Afroverse! Get ready for our 14th annual student fashion show! Sankofa is an Akan term that expresses the idea of returning to one’s roots in order to move forward and in this year’s show, we are preserving and sharing the traditions that make us Africans. […]

  • February 20, 2020 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Simon 17

What does technological growth, innovation, and creativity look like on the fastest growing continent? Join us for our next GBM THIS Thursday, February 20 in Simon 17 @6PM! You are in for an exciting discussion, a game, and FREE FOOD! Invite your friends!

  • January 23, 2020 • 6 PM
  • DUC 239

Our first spring semester general body meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at 6PM in DUC 239! More details to come!

  • January 14 – 16, 2020
  • DUC 248

Are you interested in modeling? Want to display the diversity, beauty, and brilliance of the African continent? Tryouts for the annual ASA Fashion Show will be held January 14-16th in DUC 248 from 7:00-9:00 PM! Please complete the linked form if you are interested in auditioning; no experience necessary! The fashion show will be held […]

  • January 14 – 17, 2020

We are collecting clothing donations for our annual fashion show! If you would like your African clothes to be featured in this year’s show, please see the flyer below for drop off times and locations. All clothing will be returned after the fashion show.

  • December 6, 2019 • 6 PM
  • Dauten Kitchen

The long-awaited cooking GBM is coming up!! Join us for our last GBM of the semester on Thursday, December 5 in the Dauten Kitchen! Come learn how to make delicious African foods like fried plantains and wind down before finals! We’ll have games, music, and good vibes! All are welcome!

  • November 21, 2019 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Join us for our last roundtable of the fall semester! International adoption, specifically on the African continent, has been a hot button topic in recent news and we are bringing that conversation to campus. Some of the topics that will discuss include adoption policies within Africa, the controversy surrounding international adoption in relation to white […]

  • November 7, 2019 • 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Simon 18

GBM! We’re getting real competitive this week with Jeopardy: AFRICAN Style! Come test your knowledge and maybe win a really sweet prize! Bring your friends, form your teams, and get ready to play!

  • Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2019

GET READY FOR AFRICA WEEK 2019!!!! Monday, October 28: Dr. Menna Demessie, Vice President of Policy Analysis and Research for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, will be leading an interactive panel discussion! She will be discussing the need for the U.S. government to recognize the importance of partnerships with Africans and Africans in the U.S. […]

  • October 21, 2019 • 5:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Seigle 103

Join Senegalese designer, Rama Diaw, for an interactive workshop on headwraps.  Diaw will talk about how she uses the head wrap as a finishing touch for her design but also understand how faith and culture merge in Senegal to create an artistic statement on beauty. Free event co-presented with WU Queens. For more information on […]

  • October 21, 2019 • 3 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Seigle 103

Join internationally acclaimed designer, Rama Diaw, and colonial legal scholar, Serigne Coulbary, for a discussion on law, race, and legacy in Saint Louis, Senegal.  These ideas, in addition to photographs from early 20th century Senegal, meshed to become the inspiration for Diaw’s 2019 collection, Black and White. “Two cities with the same name. One in Africa, […]

  • October 17, 2019 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • TBA

3rd GBM of the year!

  • October 3, 2019 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • DUC 276

Join us for our first roundtable discussion on religion in Africa! We will be discussing Islam, Christianity, and Traditional African Religions and taking a look at how morals and religious practices differ across ethnic groups and cultures.

  • September 19, 2019 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Simon 18

2nd GBM of the year! Join us on Thursday, September 19 for a group discussion on growing up in an African household and how our cultures influenced our childhoods and continue to influence everything from our morals and identity, to our favorite foods.