The mission of Africa International House is to serve as a center that exposes and educates all peoples to the individual works and collective contributions of African cultures. Our mission is addressed through our flagship program, the African Festival of the Arts, and through other activities that promote African-based culture. Africa International House is an umbrella for linkages and exchanges of people from Africa and the African Diaspora.
Board of Directors
Shaffdeen A. Amuwo, MPH, Ph.D.- Chairman
Clinical Associate Dean (Retired), School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago
Jess Williams – Treasurer
Sound Mine Studios - "Recording Noteworthy History"
Patrick Woodtor - President/Founder & Producer, African Festival of the Arts
Africa International House
Retired Executive Assistant for the Mayor's Office
Executive Assistant to the Mayor (Retired)
Computer Programmer, CNA Insurance
Kim L. Dulaney, Ed.D.
Full-time Lecturer Chicago State University, African American Studies Department
Ewa I. Ewa, Ph.D.
CFO/Director of Personnel & Agency Procurement Officer at Illinois Human Rights & Torture Inquiry & Relief Commissions.
Liberian Consul General in Chicago
Radio Personality for WVON AM1690
Honorable Leonard Murray
Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
President/CEO, Cloud Navigation, Inc.
Latonja D. Ellis
Maavi Norman, Ph.D.
Sandra Dafiaghor, Ph.D.
Sheila Okonji Ashinze