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Africa Day Celebration 2019

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Come to this Africa Day celebrations and mingle with others
Come let's celebrate the beautiful and diverse African Culture in Western Australia and Perth. The Organisation of African Communities in WA Inc (OAC) provides a platform every year to celebrate and share the beauty of African Australian multiculturalism with dance, music, food, and fashion through live performances.

It will be on 25th May 2019 from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm, and will be on at Gloucester Park, Nelson Crescent, East Perth.

Come dressed up in your best for this traditional Africa day.



Africa Day is the annual commemoration on 25th May of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). This was the day that leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.



In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, to look over the works of the OAU and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union.

Nevertheless, the name and date of Africa Day have been kept as a celebration of African unity. In strengthening and sticking to the above declarations and agreements the Organisation of African Communities of Western Australia (OAC), African local groups in WA, and partner UWA have realised an important need to host the Africa Day Celebration events from 24th to 26th May. For more information, please contact 0407754953, 0410792797 or email info@oacwa.com.au

Africa Day was formerly known as Africa Freedom Day. Today Africa Day is celebrated in various countries on the African Continent, "as well as by Africans in the diaspora." There are some huge political and economic challenges in this day and age, and Africa Day celebrates the African way of life, culture, art, music, and Africa's love for bright colours!



There will be an African Day dinner also on this same day and this will be from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm also at Gloucester Park. The cost of the dinner will be around $58 per person and you can book at this site.



The actual aim of OAC-WA is to provide a "united and cohesive front" of the African Communities in WA.

OAC-WA works to promote "fairness for and responsiveness of the various African groups." This is for the delivery and design of Government policies and programs. OAC-WA helps to promote multiculturalism as a great importance that defines what it means to be Australian in these modern times. It also looks into issues or problems that Africans have. They also recognise the efforts made by many African-Australians to settle in and contribute in various ways to this WA society.
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Why? For an African Association Festival
When: 25th May 2019
Where: Gloucester Park, 3 Nelson Cres, East Perth WA 6004
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