PRESS RELEASE: As We All Celebrate Africa Day 2013 in Hamburg
As we all celebrate “Africa Day” 2013 in Hamburg in commemorating the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now Africa Union (AU) this week, I wish to in my capacity as a Representative “Afrika Region” Hamburg Senate Integration Advisory council (Vertreter der Afrika-Region im Integrationsbeirat, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg) and also in my capacity as the speaker for Anti-discrimination congratulate the African Community in Hamburg for another mile stone.
Also as the speaker of the African Consultative Forum (AFC) Hamburg, a non ethnic, non religion African “Beratungsforum”, I wish to thank all the many African organizations /Vereins putting up various events and activities to make this year´s event a memorable one.
As a continent blessed with rich and multiple culture and traditions, the city of Hamburg will no doubt feel the multiple positive Africa Energy this week as we all celebrate mother Africa. Let Africa be visible on the streets and on work places and in your neabourhood.
As ACF, we have also carefully chosen programs with our partners in the areas of Bildung, Ausbildung, Existence Gründung, business development, religion and arts & culture to further enrich this year´s event and demonstrate that diversity is also an advantage (Bereicherung). Expected at this official African day event is a mix from the politics, diplomatic corps, multinational managers, Black professionals based in Germany and abroad, local, national and international press, African celebrities in sports, music and entertainment industries and friends of Africa.
We invite you to the rich world of diver’s African acts and culture as you celebrate with African community in Hamburg and with us (ACF) this year’s Africa Day Hamburg 2013, starting with Family Grill / Familienfest on Friday 24.05.2013 from 13:00 Hrs at the African Center Hamburg, (Erlöserkirche Borgfelde: Jungestr. 7, 20535), Jumaat Service at the Nasrul Faida Moschee, (Tondern Str. 19, Hamburg) from 13:00 – 14:00Hrs and Interdenominational services ( Interreligiöser Gottesdienst) from 18:00 – 20:00 at the African Center Hamburg, (Erlöserkirche Borgfelde: Jungestr. 7, 20535) Hamburg.
The Africa Day Hamburg 2013 will continue on Saturday, 25.05. 2013 from 12:00 till 20.00 Hrs. focusing on Bildung, Ausbildung, Existence Gründung, business development. The venue will be the Berufsförderungswerk Hamburg, August-Krogmann-Straße 52, 22159 Hamburg (Hamburger Saal) with the ACF-Community Service-Auszeichnung and end Gala evening to round up the event.
You are all cordially invited
Hon. Kenneth Gbandi,
Sprecher AFC Hamburg und Vertreter der Afrika-Region im Integrationsbeirat, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg