Women and Literature -
“What is Global? What is Vernacular? English Education in African and African Diaspora Women’s Writing.” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 27, 2007.Women - "The Discrepancy of Black Women and Body Image," by Chinyere G. Okafor for African American Students' Association,
“Transgressions: Stories of an African Woman In America,” Story read at the Southern California Writers’ conference. Oxnard, Oct. 2003.
“If I Narrate What they Are Doing To Me: How national and global political economic policies play out in the lives of African women and children.” Keynote Speech at International Women’s Day Banquet, University of Maine, Farmington. March 8, 2002.
“An African Woman in A Women’s Studies Class.” Story read at Maine Women’s Consortium Retreat, May 24, 2002.
“Culture, Health, and Woman’s Image – The Lizard Story,” Guest Speaker at the Annual Charitable Event by Nigerian Women Association. Olive Tree Banquet Hall. Wichita. May 15, 2004.
“Dances with Hip Hop: Debate about female identity.” Panel Discussaion, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, February 29, 2004.
Communication, and Empowerment of Women in African Masking.”
Africa: and Literature -
Introduction of the Convocation Scholar, Nobel Prize Laureate, Wole Soyinka, at his talk and opening of the University of Maine Convocation. September 25, 2001.
“Wole Soyinka: The Energy Behind Influences” Featured Speech at the Symposium on Soyinka: the Man, the Playwright, the Novelist, the Activist University of Kansas, Lawrence, February 10, 2007.
“Global Perspective, African Views: Perceptions of Africa in the West. “ Keynote speech, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, October 21, 2006.
“Nigeria: Introduction,” Cultural Event organized by the Nigerian Association of Wichita, October 10, 2009.
“Stories of Family Togetherness.” Rolfe Family Reunion, Olive Tree Banquet Hall, Wichita KS, August 5, 2006.
Multi-culture, and One Country – Nigeria.” The
“Making Known War’s Invisible Victims: The Case of Biafra/Nigeria.” March 7, 2003.
“Heroes from the Margins: Stories of Athletes who challenged Racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.” Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Wichita KS, 2008. (poem for the presentation - ) March 10, 2008.
Mask - “Introducing African mask performances,” by Chinyere G. Okafor at Safira's Center for World Dance, Wichita, KS, June 5 2009.
Panel Discussant. “Christmas and New Year in
Nigeria.” Global Learning Center, Wichita, KS, December 19, 2010.
“Nigeria: Past, Present & Future.” Global Learning Center, Wichita, KS. May 16. 2010.
Good Student - "Racial Profiling of a Good Student," Panel Discussion by Professors Rhonda Lewis-Moss, Marche Fleming-Randle, and Chinyere G. Okafor, Wichita State University, Wichita KS, April 7, 2010.
Cross-Cultural Dialogue Across the Atlantic” and facilitation of a conversation
between students of “Women In Africa” class (WSU) and Dr. Chioma Opara and her
students in Portharcourt (
“The Role of Higher Education in Globalization: A Cooperative Knowledge or Resistance?” Panel Discussion, University of Southern Maine. Portland, April 24, 2002.
“New Ambassadors of WSU.” Graduation Celebration, Wichita State University, May 11, 2006.
“Making the Poet Making Poetry: The Process of Poetic Writing.” The Kansas Writers Association (KWA), June 21, 2008.
Co-Facilitated the Riverton Branch community conversation on the
subject of Sept. 11. Organized by
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