2013 MLK: Drum Major for African Food Justice

National Day of Service- 57th Presidential Inauguration

DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs

DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs, 2000 14th Street, NW (Reeves Municipal Building- on 14th and U streets. Metro Stop U Street/Afr. Am. Civil War Mem. Stop on the Green/Yellow lines. ), Washington, DC 20009
  • 2013
  • Jan 19
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

Hosted by

 The Cameroon American Council thrilled to have been selected as an Official Organization Partner by the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the National Day of Service

CAC based in Washington, DC;  is America’s leading African Immigrant Advocacy organization, through our national network of members, affiliates and partners, we reach out to 300,000 African immigrants nationwide. The Washington Post hails CAC as 'The First Program of Its Kind'

The National  Day of Service Event is organized through CAC's Let's Move African Makossa Initiative (an African twist to Mrs Obama's Let's Move program). Event breakdown includes:  3 panel discusions, a book drive requesting donors to submit books from their favorite African authors,  book readings and an African drumming jam session to entertain attendees. 

To reflect our 'Drum Major theme', Drum entertainment, plus drum painting will be provided. The painted drums will in turn be donated to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut,  as a token of the African support for the massacre at the school.

We can be reached at 202 641 0273 or info@cameroonamericancouncil.org / sylviebello.dc@gmail.com

Donations welcomed: http://cameroonamericancouncil.chipin.com/drum-major-for-african-food-justice

Speakers

      • Library of Congress
      • United States Dept of Agriculture
      • Chef Marie Joe Faye
      • The US State Department
      • Organics and Sounds
      • USAID
      • NativSol
      • African Food Author: Therra Weinberg
      • Faso Foods
      • DMV African Restaurant Week

Saturday, January 19, 2013 (8AM to Noon)

8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration/Volunteer Training/Book Drive Set-up
9:00AM - 9:45AM Panel 1: US Policy on Food Security in Africa
9:45AM - 10:00AM African Author Book Drive/Drum Jamming Session/Drum Painting
10:00AM - 10:45AM Panel 2: African Foods in the US: From Farm to Fork
10:45AM - 11:00AM African Author Book Drive/Drum Jamming Session/Drum Painting
11:00AM - 11:45AM Panel 3: The Place of African Foods at the DC Metro School Lunch Program
11:45AM - 12:00PM African Author Book Drive/Drum Jamming Session/Drum Painting
12:00PM Program Ends.

Donations Welcomed!!!

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