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Africa Day

Africa Day Celebrations Planned in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia - The Africa Day 2013 celebrations will include several days of activities culminating with a gala dinner and performing arts extravaganza on May 25. The motto is "Celebrating the Cultures and Successes of Africa Australians and the New Africa." UPF is one of the sponsors of the events. For more details visit the Africa Day Melbourne website.

Africa Day Melbourne 2013 - 25th May

Celebrating the Cultures and Successes of Africa Australians and the New Africa
                                           “Serving all Victorians” 
                     Africa Day2013 Gala Dinner and Performing       Arts Extravaganza       See Below ToJoin In and BuyTickets! 
  
         
                                                      
 2013 Africa Day  -  Week's Events
DATES  EVENTS  LOCATIONS
Saturday
18 May
1- 5 pm
Emergein the West
Street Festival  
Free
Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria
 
Nicholson St.Footscray
Saturday 
18 May
2- 5 pm
The Australian Experience: New African/Australian Women &Families  Free

free parking

Footscray Community Arts Centre
Performance Room
45 Moreland St. Footscray
Sunday
19 May
12- 6 pm
 Footy, Soccer and Basketball Tournaments  Free
In partnership with North Melbourne Football Club and the Huddle and Recreation Centre
To join in contact:
Yasseen-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. M:0409236190
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                M: 0401056201
204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Tuesday 21st May
4 – 5 pm

Forum   Free

Hon Kevin Rudd MP 

“Africa-Australia Relations: Challenges and Prospects”

La Trobe University, Melbourne (Bandoora Campus),
Western Lecture Theatre 1
Thursday
23rd May
18:00 - 21:00
 Forum Free
Progress in the implementation of recommendations of the 2010 report ‘In Our Word – Australian Africans: A review of human rights and social inclusion issues’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission
Melbourne UniversityRoom: 207 Theatre 1 221 Bouverie St. Carlton
Saturday
25 May
1- 3 pm
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN Free
The Africa’s Got Talent Competition is open to young emerging African Australian artists. We are looking for genuinely talented people, who have creativity and stage charisma. We are Inviting talented performers between the ages of 16-30 in any genre to participate in the Competition.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. CHRIS GILL - Northside Records and 3RRR Radio
    SIMON RAYNOR - Director of Australasian Worldwide Music Expo
    GREAT PRIZES THAT WILL ENHANCE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!

    5 days in a recording studio + mastered audio CD @
                              www.saltstudios.com.au

    Two space dance residency @
 
$400 voucher for recording or rehearsal sessions @
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street,
North Melbourne

 

Saturday
25 May
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Gala Dinner 
International African Banquet and Live Entertainment!
$70.
Concession price (students and seniors)$50.

Asanti Group, 
South African Stompers, Ethiopian traditional dancers, Aminata Band and Poetry by Tariroand friends
Print your receipt it is your ticket(s)
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street,
North Melbourne

  
Tradition of Africa Day

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the African Union (AU). The African Union, comprised of 54 member states, has brought together the continent of Africa to collectively address the challenges that it faces. May 25th is African Liberation Day. Many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom. This day is also an opportunity to celebrate African culture and successes. The celebration of Africa Day in many countries around the world shows the respect and acknowledgment from the other countries in the different continents to Africa. TheNew Yorkevent is the biggest outside of Africa which is celebrated in partnership between the African Union and the Universal Peace Federation as well as being supported by United Nations' representatives. In 2012 Africa Day Melbourne was successfully celebrated on the 26 May (see report below).

Values
Empowerment, respect, inclusion, cooperation, partnership, success and equal opportunity for all

Aims

  • Celebrate and promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and economic contributions, and successes of African Australians. 
  • Foster cooperation and partnerships between diverse Australian African communities, the broader Australian community and the international community to work towards social, cultural and economic development.
  • Promote the fulfilment of the human potential and development by: fostering and developing individual empowerment, loving families and the public good.
                                       Africa Day 2013 Sponsors
 
 



 

Mr Adam Bandt MP

 
Jeninfer Kanis - State Member for Melbourne
Cath Bowtell - Labour Candidate for Melbourne

Supporting Organisations
 

Wang Community Association of Australia - South Sudan 
African Women and Families – Southern Region
NUER Community in Victoria inc - South Sudan 
Zim Community - Zimbabwe
Sudanese Lost Boys Association 
Ugandan Community in Victoria
Eritrean Community in Australia
Sierra Leone Australia community of Victoria
Libyan Community in Victoria
Collingwood African Community Organisation
New Hope Foundation
Uganda Association of Victoria Inc.


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