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California: Festive Season Party for SOAS Alumni & Friends

  • Cupertino, CA 95014 United States (map)

We are thrilled to invite all of our California-based alumni to an "At Home" festive season party hosted by the AFSOAS Vice-President, Dr Bharti Kansara in Cupertino, CA on Sunday December 9th 2018 from 12-3pm.

A lunch of Indo-Persian cuisine and mulled wine will be provided.

Both Jessica Adomako and guest Saprina Panday, an International multimedia storyteller passionate about feminism and intersectionality, will be giving talks.


This will be an opportunity to gather with other local SOAS alumni and hear more about the winter alumni tour of Ghana planned for January 27th 2019. Alumni will be travelling through Ghana with Dr Felix Ameka, Professor at the University of Leiden and the purpose of the trip is to learn about the work to document critically endangered languages in Ghana and site visits with some of these communities (including Animere -& Adele-speaking communities). We will also enjoy a lecture at the University of Ghana - Legon, an exchange with the local alumni association in Ghana, and a full schedule of sightseeing, learning and cultural engagement as they travel through Accra, Ho, Nkwanta, Kumasi and Cape Coast.

Whilst this trip is intended for American alumni of SOAS and their family & friends, anyone with an interest in learning and travel is most welcome to apply. Space is limited to 20 persons though, so it is advisable to apply early.

From this trip, it is our goal to provide 2 prospective Ghanaian students with scholarships to undertake a 2-week intensive course on the Endangered Language Documentation Programme ELDP at SOAS next fall.



$90 for those in the private sector

$50 for those in the public

$25 for students

*All proceeds benefit the Ghana Endangered Languages Scholars Fund

Please register for this event direct at and you'll then be given contact details and the address of the event in Cupertino. We hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: November 1
DC: Alumni Mixer
Later Event: January 11
DC: Alumni Gathering