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The Speakers:

Amowi Phillips

Amowi PhillipsAmowi Phillips was born in Ghana, where she worked as a lawyer, an advocate for women and children and a developer of creative content for children through the cultural non-profit Mmofra Foundation (mmofra means “children”). As an adjunct professor at Whitworth University, she has developed unique ways of interpreting and connecting Africa  to both the college classes she teaches and the community at large.  Her creative collaborations linking Ghana and the Spokane community include two children’s audio-books, the reclamation of a historic photographic archive, and an innovative approach to virtual volunteering with students. She is president of the Spokane-based nonprofit Friends of Mmofra which connects youth to community space and culture.  Currently, she leads the Playtime in Africa Initiative, a project which is pioneering the design of child-centered spaces in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, through local and global collaboration.