Africa is a gigantic continent with a rich history. Africa’s creative and adaptive cultures have sustained themselves for thousands of years in a vast variety of climates and ecosys-tems, ranging from harsh deserts to dense jungles.
Our school systems and mainstream media have failed to inform Americans about Africa. Much of what Americans think we know about Africa is simplistic, distorted, or not true.
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s August 2010 TV interview features three guests who share their experiences, information and insights:
• Jens-Dieter Stahmer is well known and well respected in the greater Thurston County area and beyond. He has a long-standing passion for helping people under-stand Africa and helping African people connect with each other.
• Emil Muta is a lawyer who practiced law in his home country of Tanzania. His first language was Swahili, and he interprets five languages from the countries in south-eastern Africa.
• Rebecca Chol spent her early years in Sudan, which has suffered terrible violence for several decades. She came to the U.S. as a child refugee and now attends college here.