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Black History Month Celebration Conversation, Community & ConneXions

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:

Please RSVP here

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


View List of Black History Month Events


Partners: 

  • 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