The Mayor’s Office on African Affairs is hosting its 2016 Black History Month Celebration titled Conversations, Community & ConneXions on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
The evening will begin with the screening of a short documentary film spearheaded by the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, titled Diaspora in Dialogue: A Profile of Africans in DC, featuring personal stories of African community members living and working in Washington DC. Designed to shine a spotlight on the growing diversity of African immigrants, this film captures first-person accounts of six individuals who come from all walks of life and represent the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Africans that call the District home.
The post-screening panel discussion will reflect on the historical and contemporary ties between African and African-American communities, including opportunities created for immigrant communities through the persistent advocacy of the civil rights movement.
Diaspora in Dialogue film trailer:
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Date: February 17, 2016
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: DC Commission on Arts and Humanities - Community Room & Gallery Area,
200 I Street SE, Washington
- DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
- Office of Cable Television , Film, Music & Entertainment
- Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs
- The District of Columbia Network
- District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation