Wednesday is Africa Day!

PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, has announced Ireland’s largest-ever Africa Day programme for 2022.

Local authorities nationwide will host a wide range of cultural, artistic and family-friendly events. These include family fun days, fashion shows, art exhibitions, movie nights, drumming workshops, street parades, music recitals and food markets, which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland.

In this area, the Athlone Women’s forum is hosting an online event via Zoom on Wednesday, 25th of May at 4 pm to celebrate this year’s Africa Day. The panellists for the event are Kemi Awogboro, Nai Lemoshira, Alexa Press Dube, Emily Okoye and Tina Adagun, and they will discuss some African heroes/heroines and their contributions to the continent.

Africa Day, which falls on Wednesday, 25th May, celebrates the richness of African cultures and the contribution of people of African descent to Irish life.

This year will also see the inaugural Africa Day Film Festival in Dublin. Complimentary tickets to the screenings can be claimed on the website.

Africa Day 2022 will also see the launch of Revolutionary Routes: Ireland and the Black Atlantic, a stunning new exhibition at EPIC museum tracing Irish and African diaspora movement across the Atlantic over the centuries.

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