Lekha Tlhotlhalemaje, a junior in Yale College and President of the Yale Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD), is in the throes of planning YAAPD’s annual Yale African Peace and Development Conference (April 13-14). She chatted with us about this year’s panels, theme and planning process.
Q: Who comes to the conference?
A: We have about 300 participants and most of them are not Yale students – they are African or first generation African.
Q: The theme of this year’s conference is “Intersections.” Can you talk about that?
A: We were hoping to bring together people from all different spheres of life, people of different identities, people from different places, to discuss one issue. For example, for the Business & Technology panel, we’re hoping to talk about the role of entertainment in that, the role of politics in that, the role of sustainability in that.