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African-Australians to celebrate Africa day in Melbourne

by  Africa Media Australia

Ms Shillar Sibanda, the current president of Africa Day Melbourne was recently interviewed by ABC’s News and she highlighted the upcoming celebration of Africa Day in Melbourne.

Many events are being planned delivered in Melbourne during the month of May, including :

  • ADA Sports Festival to be held at the Henry Turner South Reserve, Footscray Park on 15 May http://africadayaustralia.org/event/africa-day-sports-festival
  • Africa’s Got Talent (AGT) Music Arts and Dance (M.A.D) Flavours to be held at The Bowery Theatre, St Albans 0n 23 April and The Deakin Edge, Federation Square and The Deakin Edge, Federation Square on 7 May http://africadayaustralia.org/event/africas-got-talent-2
  • Families and Youth forums TBA
  • ADA Gala Dinner to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Hall on 28 May. For tickets please email adagaladinner@africadayaustralia.org

Each of these events has a diverse range of attendees that are not necessarily African, but include many people from different cultural backgrounds thus fostering community harmony and cohesion.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the African Union (AU) which is celebrated in Africa and many countries around the world.

It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa.

In Australia, Africa Day is celebrated in partnership between Africa Day Australia, numerous African Australian community organisations, members of the diplomatic corps, government organisations, members of various political parties and numerous community organisations.

Africa Day Australia (“ADA”) was established in 2012 with our inaugural activities being held at the North Melbourne Community Centre.

Since then it has grown to be the default engagement and collaboration platform for African Australians (“AA”).

ADA’s mission has always been to contribute to cohesion within the City of Melbourne’s diverse multicultural.

This has been achieved through celebrating not only the diverse African-Australian cultures, but also providing various platforms for people of diverse backgrounds to meet, socialise and share experiences.

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