EVENT FEATURE FRIDAY
September is African Heritage Month in DC! Check out some events geared towards the celebration and education of African culture!
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TEACHING AFRICA DAY
As part of African Heritage Month we would like to cordially invite you to participate in this monumental event. This is an interactive and child-friendly event geared specifically toward educating children and youth about Africa. Our goal is to provide a much needed collective platform for vendors with the best quality books, videos, games, programs, and other resources that teach about Africa & African heritage.
THE AFRICA BRAINTRUST
The Seventh Annual Africa Braintrust will explore the various ways the United States can renew our commitment and engagement across Africa via panels, issue-specific discussions and featured speakers by noted African and Diaspora academics, members of civil society, and members of the private sector who are each experts in their respective fields.
BAHIA AND AFRICA THROUGH THE LENSES OF VERGER
Pierre Verger was a 20th century photographer and a scholar of Afro-Brazilian culture. Although he photographed celebrities such as Hemingway, Diego Rivera or Walt Disney, the heart of his work was the everyday lives of common people. Regarded by some as a humanist photographer, Verger was among the few representatives of Latin America at Edward Steichen’s historic Family of Man exhibition. When Verger arrived in Bahia, Brazil, he fell in love with the city and its residents, photographing images of popular culture. Between the 1950s and the late 1970s he spent almost as much time in Africa as in Bahia, where he was given the name Fatumbi after having been initiated in the Ifá religion.