Mission

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

OFFICERS

SHAFFDEEN AMUWO, PHD, AIH CHAIR

Clinical Associate Dean (Retired), School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago

 

JAN AUSTIN, AIH TREASURER

Retired Executive Assistant for the Mayor’s Office

 

CHUCK BOWEN

Executive Assistant to the Mayor (Retired)/Political Consultant

 

ABDUL BRIMAH

Secretary, African Political Action Committee

 

KIM L. DULANEY, AIH FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Full-time Lecturer

Chicago State University, Professor: African American Studies Department

 

EWA EWA, PHD

CFO State of Illinois

Human Rights Commission

 

HONORABLE ALEXANDER GBAYEE

Liberian Consul General in Chicago (Retired)

 

HONORBLE LEONARD MURRAY

Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

 

JULIAN T. ROBERTS, AIH VICE CHAIR

President/CEO, Cloud Navigation, Inc.

 

PATRICK WOODTOR, AIH PRESIDENT

FOUNDER & PRODUCER, AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

 

TYRONE PICKENS

Senior Level Corporate Trainer

 

LA TONJA ELLIS, PHR, SHRM-CP

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL | HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST 

 

MAAVI A. NORMAN, PHD., CONSULTANT/AARETE, LLC

Social Entrepreneur & Leadership Coach

White House Young Africans Leaders Initiative (YALI)

 

DJavan Conway

LOBBYIST, POLITICAL CONSULTANT

dconway@conwayconsultinggroupil.com

 

Sheila Okonji Ashinze

RADIO PERSONALITY/MEDIA SPECIALIST

 

SANDRA DAFIAGHOR, PHD

ENTREPRENEUR/DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT