Senegalese Activists Discuss “Change” at Sunday Chapel

“Change” was the theme of the final Sunday Chapel of the school year on April 30, 2023.

Webb welcomed guest speaker Makhtar Fall, aka Gunman Xuman, an acclaimed Senegalese artist and activist. Mr. Fall is a co-founder of Journal Rappe, a news program delivered through rap. His work focuses on educating the world about Senegal and Africa through political, historical, and social messages combined with images of social unrest, enslavement, and the military.

Students heard how the world is changing and what role they can play in that change. Mr. Fall was joined on stage by Webb teacher Malick Mbengue and Pape Samba, a friend of Mr. Mbengue’s from graduate school. All three shared how they utilize their expertise to give back to their native Senegal: Mr. Mbengue in soccer and education with Girls Kick, Mr. Fall through his music, and Mr. Samba through STEM education.

The evening also included introductions by Chapel Council members Ivy Yan ‘23 and Theresa Hu ‘24 as well as a cello performance by Bill Sun ‘24 of Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, Prelude by Bach.

Afterwards, the speakers joined students for community dinner in Price Dining Hall to enjoy Arabian Chicken Stew.

May 5, 2023

13:10 PM PDT