We collaborate with the community around us to teach, learn, research, explore, experience and celebrate Africa in a variety of ways. We leverage our rich and expansive collections, expertise and community to create one of a kind community of scholars - at different stages of and with varying approaches to scholarship. In addition to welcoming individual curiosity and engagement, we are collaboratively involved with the following communities and organizations:
Dawes Elementary School
Every year, we collaborate with the Librarian at Dawes School to create a program that supports the school's celebration of Black History. For 2021, as Fast 5 reported, "Dawes Elementary’s African American Achievement Committee, in partnership with Northwestern University’s Library of African Studies, created an artistic wonderland! The committee collaborated with Florence Mugambi, African Studies Librarian, who created a video highlighting five exceptional African artists based on the school’s Black History Month topic exploring Black visual artists." View the school's showcase and watch Visual Artists from Africa.
Niles North High School
Brass Community Elementary
Evanston Township High School