All are invited to come and participate in the 30th GarveyFest Celebration here in Milwaukee sponsored by Africans on the Move (AOM). This year’s GarveyFest theme is “Celebrating Thirty Years of GarveyFest: We Couldn’t Have Done It without You!” AOM is very thankful that GarveyFest will be held at the historic Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center (WAAWC), 3020 W. Vliet Street.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Thirty Years of GarveyFest: We Couldn’t Have Done It without You!” celebrates those who have consistently supported GarveyFest for many years, including organizations and institutions such as Running Rebels, Urban Underground, N’COBRA, The Milwaukee Times, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center, the Nation of Islam and many more.
It is a two-day celebration. On Friday, August 16, 2019, the Pan-African Social will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. inside the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center. The Pan-African Social is a family party/gala with conscious music, dancing, conscious Karaoke and Hors D’Oeuvres. Let’s dress in African attire, if we can. Children, Teens, Adults—all are welcome.
Bring your lawn chairs on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The celebration will take place from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. on the grounds of the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center. Long-time supporters of GarveyFest will be honored and attendees will enjoy a cultural showcase, demonstrations, conscious fashion show and more. Experience the delicious foods for sale and the many products offered by a variety of vendors at our African Marketplace. It’s a family affair! Bring the children to our Children’s Arena for science, art and history activities as well as free snacks and school supplies.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
In case of rain, the Saturday event will be held inside the Wisconsin African-American Women’s Center.
Africans on the Move is a non-profit, community organization. It provides cultural and educational programs and information concerning people of African descent. AOM is proud to be organizing our 30th GarveyFest celebration here in Milwaukee. AOM also sponsors the Watoto Uhuru Shule (Children’s Freedom School), a free weekend school for children, providing free vegan meals for each child.
For more information, call (414) 702-2698.