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4th Annual DC African Heritage Celebration

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620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Howard Theater
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his Office on African Affairs (OAA) are pleased to invite you to the 4TH ANNUAL DC AFRICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION in honor of the District’s proclamation of September as African Heritage Month, and the worldwide observance of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union. The event will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the legendary Howard Theatre [620 T St NW Washington, DC 20001] and will be free and open to the public. 
Each year, the Mayor’s Annual DC Africa Celebration unites diverse communities in the District through African art, culture, food, history, and music and showcases the burgeoning contributions Africans make to the cultural and economic vitality of the city. Since its inception in 2010, the DC Africa Celebration has fast become one of the District’s most anticipated African cultural events drawing thousands of attendees, a testament to the unprecedented growth of the District’s African community.  
2013 marks the second year of the Mayor’s proclamation of September as African Heritage Month, and the 50th Anniversary of the African Union. The Mayor & OAA will join governments, organizations and communities in neighboring jurisdictions and around the world in celebrating this historic moment for Africans by promoting the official theme of “Panafricanism and Global African Renaissance in the 21st Century”. At the local level, this theme ties seamlessly into Mayor Vincent Gray’s vision of building “One City” in which all residents live, work and thrive together. It further echoes the goals of OAA’s Multicultural Awareness program which aims to promote cross-cultural awareness and solidarity among the District’s ethnically diverse communities of African descent. 
In honor of these two historic milestones, this year’s DC African Heritage Celebration will feature the Mayor’s Awards Ceremony to pay special tribute to past and present leaders of the African Diaspora who have made unique contributions to the cultural and economic renaissance of the District’s African community. Additionally, the evening will include a reception, remarks by special guests, musical performances, and an overall rich cultural experience you wouldn’t want to miss!   
4th Annual D.C. African Heritage Celebration: A Tribute to Past & Present Leaders of the African Diaspora
Monday, September 30th | 6-10pm
The Howard Theatre | 620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Limited Space Available | RSVP Required: bit.ly/dcafricanheritage
DC African Heritage Celebration flyer
Mayor's Proclamation