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Learn About Africa: Diaspora Studies - Society, Culture, and History (Teens) YEAR 2

In this discussion class, learners will discuss various topics related to the African Diaspora and black identity in different cultures around the world, from society and culture, to music, language, historical and key figures, and more.
Ms. Shiren
32 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Tue, Dec 6

Meets Once per week
9:10 – 9:55 AM
4 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

In a given week, learners will gain knowledge about, and have the opportunity to discuss, an aspect of global culture, and particularly the African Diasporic perspective and experience, as relevant, in that week's discussed culture.
Ms. Shiren is a graduate of the University of Toronto Peace, Conflict and Justice program, with a specialization in African Studies. She has lived and worked in West Africa, Latin America, and Europe including among communities of African descent in these diasporic locations. 

Ms. Shiren teaches from young children to adults and has worked and taught adults in West Africa and in Colombia, where she was exposed to the breadth of diversity in the various communities of the African Diaspora. Throughout her career, she has also served on boards related to education of African Diasporic Youth, worked for award-shows celebrating the achievements of Afro-descended peoples from different parts of the world, and served on committees and working groups committed to researching and advancing the interests and needs of Afro-descended communities around the globe. This continues to be a passion she continues to develop and hopes to share with the young people in her classes on Outschool.

A former service provider in mental health and addiction services, she is sensitive to the individual's need for emotional support, where necessary. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Ms. Shiren
Lives in Canada
Your Teacher of African Diaspora Studies and Languages (French, Spanish, English and some Mandarin)
32 total reviews
58 completed classes

About Me

I am a graduate of the University of Toronto Peace and Conflict Studies program (now Peace, Conflict and Justice), with a specialization in African Studies, and minors in Spanish and East Asian Studies. In addition to Spanish and Mandarin Chinese,... 
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