Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC and the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) will hold an event in connection to the Black History Month celebration themed “Conversations, Community & ConneXions” in Washington DC.
The event will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016,Washington , from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities located on 200 I St SE #1400, Washington, DC 20003.
The program will feature a screening of Diaspora in Dialogue: A Profile of Africans in the District of Columbia, a film produced by the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, in partnership with the Office of Motion Television Picture Development and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.
Aimed at shining a spotlight on the growing diversity of African immigrants, this film captures personal accounts of six individuals from diverse backgrounds and represent the cultural diversity of the Africans community residing in the District of Columbia.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion reflecting on the historical and contemporary ties between African and African-American communities, and a focus on the opportunities created for immigrant communities through the persistent advocacy of the civil rights movement.
Also the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs will hold a “Know Your Rights” Community Town Hall meeting and a conversation on Public Safety, Language Access, Tenant Rights, and Consumer Protection Tips on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) at Edna Community Room – Franklin D. Reeves Center 2000 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.
The event’s speakers will include: Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Winta Teferi, Director of Language Access, Office of Human Rights in DC, Delores Anderson, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Office of Tenants Advocate and Sylvia Garrick, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist, Office of People’s Counsel, all of Washington DC respectively.
Click on this link to RSVP for the ‘Know Your Rights’ Townhall event.
Below is a teaser video of Africans impacting the Washington DC area of the USA. Find out more about the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs.
Source: DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs