Africans on the Move to hold 23rd annual GarveyFest Aug. 19 and 20

Written by admin   // August 18, 2011   // 0 Comments

African on the Move is inviting the community to the 23rd annual GarveyFest celebration Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at the Wisconsin Blacck Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St. This year’s theme is “Capitalism is the Disease!”

The theme is in recognition of today’s crises-ridden society and the social ills that are reflected in it, such as unemployment, poor education, little ot no healthcare, and the degradation of the African female. All continue to plague the community. GarveyFest is free and open to the public.

On Friday, August 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., a video clip will be shown. Afterwards, organizations such as Running Rebels, the League of Young Voters, Welfare Warriors, NAACP, Wisconsin Black Health Coalition, Socialist Workers Party, Urban Underground, Campaign Against Violence, Compassion Ministries, Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party, and Sistaz with Voicez will facilitate a discussion on the current reality of the African community. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, August 20, GarveyFest kicks off with a parade from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by cultural performances by Nefertari Dancers and Drummers, Viva Fidel, Fiery Phoenix, Vodun, Young Sistas of YLA, Erick Disambwe, and others.Included also will be a children’s corner of activities and free snacks, an African Marketplace, Natural Hair Care show, and an African History jeopardy game.

Africans on the Move is a non-profit organization. With a Pan-African membership, the organization provides cultural and educational information concerning people of African descent.

During the course of each year, Africans on the Move sponsors the Tubman-Machel Woman’s conference, the Malcolm X Forum, and the Nia-Pempamsie Youth Conference. It also conducts a free weekend school for children, the Watoto Uhuru Shule, on African history and culture.

For more information, contact Terrence Tyler (414) 702-2698.

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