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July 07, 2011

The Mayors Office on African Affairs 2nd Annual DC Africa Festival 

The Mayors Office on African Affairs 2nd Annual DC Africa Festival

Media Contacts

  • Kenyatta Albeny, (202) 727-5634

The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) is organizing the 2nd Annual D.C. Africa Festival. Following the success of last year’s event, we are pleased once again to highlight African culture and communities in the District of Columbia. This year our theme will be “Showcasing Africa’s cultural and economic contributions to the District of Columbia.”

The event will feature: A Parade of Flags, A Bead-Making Craft Section, A Flag Making Station, A Face Painting Station, Live Art Canvass, Entertainment, Embassy Showings, An African Bloggers Exhibition, A Fashion Presentation, African Storytelling, Drum Jam Session, Art Vendors and Food Vendors. This year’s festival will promote the positive legacy of the African community by highlighting: talent, social and networking media, social entrepreneurism as a tool for the betterment of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa’s capability to compete in the global market. Additionally, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs will kick off a new initiative: We Count! : A demographic survey of African-owned businesses, organizations and residents of the District of Columbia.

We are honored to invite you to be a part of this marvelous celebration! If you are interested in more specific information regarding this festival, please contact Kenyatta Albeny at oaa@dc.gov.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Time: 12pm- 6pm
Location: Takoma Community Center
300 Van Buren Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Registration: Free