AFRICAN UNITY FESTIVAL 2010

For Immediate Release
February 25, 2010
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity
972-661-2764 Photos are available

DFW International Community Alliance is proud to present the third annual African Unity Festival partnered by the SMU’s Meadows Schools of the Arts. The African Unity Festival will be a three weekend series of events that takes place in various venues between May 1 and May 16.

  • The African Film Festival on Saturday, May 1 at 1 pm at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts Owen Arts Center.  Two theaters will screen four films throughout the day touching on the subjects of Women’s Issues and Contemporary African Music. Panel discussions will be held at 1pm. Admission is FREE.
  • The African Unity Cup Championship Games on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday May 9 at HEB stadium (Pennington Field) in Bedford. Teams from 16 African nations begin competing on March 13 at Trinity Park in Dallas. The finalists of this two month tournament will play for The African Unity Cup in the championship. Admission is FREE.
  • The African Cultural Festival and Family Picnic on Sunday, May 16 from 1 pm to 6pm at Reverchon Park; located on Oak Lawn and Maple in downtown Dallas. This family picnic and cultural celebration will include a Parade of Nations, children’s activities, live performances, and African food vendors as part of the festivities. Admission is FREE.

An event flyer can be downloaded from the website at www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity.  North Texan African communities participating in the different events include:
Burundi           Cameroon       Djibouti          Eritrea               Ethiopia        Egypt              Gambia           Ghana            Ivory Coast    
Liberia            Morocco           Nigeria          Sierra Leone       Sudan           Uganda          Kenya              Somalia         South Africa

DFW International Community Alliance is the portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic and internationally-focused civic, community and educational organizations.  Its mission is to build mutual understanding and respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its website and cultural calendar at www.dfwinternational.org .  For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see the media page HERE  or call 972-661-2764.  Photos of this event are available.