Day of the African Child – 6/19

June 2, 2010 at 3:55 am Leave a comment


Day of the African Child

June 19    9 – 2
Park Blocks  adjacent to Portland Farmer’s Market


  • Join us for the fifth annual celebration of the Day of the African Child! This year we are excited to be working in partnership with the Portland Farmers Market and to be supported by PSU’s Multicultural Center and PSU’s Association of African Students to bring you this vibrant event.

►Enjoy the drumming and dance of Chata Addy, move to the rhythm of Loveness Wese and band, and absorb the music of the NW World Reggae Festival!
►Hear the call of the drums during a parade of African flags led by children from King school!
►Explore a bustling outdoor African Marketplace filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of Africa!
►Taste delicious meals prepared  in traditional manner!
►Have your face painted; learn beading!
►In the Smith Memorial Student Union, discover the art of storytelling by Baba Wagué Diakité, dance and craft through workshops designed for all ages!

The Day of the African Child is a day recognized throughout the world as a way to reflect on progress toward health, education, equality and protection for all of the continent’s children. This celebration focuses on both the cultural variety and overall spirit of Africa.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the cultures and realities of the vast and varied societies of Africa, and to build bonds of understanding, respect, and mutually beneficial relationships between people in the Pacific Northwest and people in Africa. Day of the African Child is a celebration of the cultural diversity in all of us!

The event will take place at the South Park Blocks, adjacent to the Portland Farmers Market on Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Entry filed under: Events.

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