Celebrating Africa Day 2022

 

Africa Day 2022: ‘‘Many Faces of Africa! Richness of African Cultures and the contribution of people of African Descent to Irish Life’

 12/5/22: Glencree’s Intercultural & Refugee Programme, together with Joy Enola, Intercultural Development Coordinator at the North East Inner City (NEIC), have teamed up to coordinate Dublin City Council’s (DCC) showcase event to celebrate Africa Day 2022. This year’s event on 21 May 2022, will be held under the theme: ‘Many Faces of Africa! Richness of African Cultures and the contribution of people of African Descent to Irish Life’.

Marking its 59th anniversary this year, Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union. DCC’s commemoration event in Dublin celebrates the relationship between the continent of Africa and the city of Dublin, the historical and current contributions to the city by African Irish communities and people of African descent, and the vibrant cultural heritage of Africa.

This years event on Saturday 21 May will be launched at a photocall with Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland, HE Moroccan Ambassador Mr Lahcen Mahraoui, Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps, together with other members of the African Diplomatic Community and of the NEIC African Day Collective. This will be followed by a World Café hosted breakfast during which individuals from the Dublin-African Diaspora will be invited to draft a Charter/Statement representing their views on key issues that impact their lives for engagement with Dublin City Council and other key stakeholders during the year.

Throughout the day’s celebration, a series of exhibitions and live entertainment activities will be held. This will include music from Rhythm Africana, a ,Best Dressed African Irish Kids’ competition, a workshop on ‘The Politics of Hair’ by Dignity Partnership, Creative Writing with ‘This Hostel Life’ author Melatu Uche Okorie; African Story Telling with Adekunle Gomez of the African Cultural Project and Asmae Ourkiya from Morocco; ‘Many Faces of Africa!’ Graphic Design by Mic Chikanda with selfie photos from African Diaspora community members in Dublin, multi-lingual poetry performance section by local school students, as well as kids and family competitions, food and fun!

This event is free to attend.

For more information, please contact:

Joy Eniola: joy.eniola@dublincity.ie or Nadette Foley, nadette.foley@glencree.ie

 

More information about Glencree’s Community & Intercultural Relations Project can be viewed here .

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