Africa Day comes to Clubhouse on May 25th

PREPARED AND PRESENTED BY 

SIMON JAVAN OKELO/ NOGA FAITH SALOMON/ TESS ACHIENG 

H O STED BY: ONE VIBE AFRICA 

AFRICA DAY (FORMERLY AFRICAN FREEDOM DAY AND AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY) IS THE ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITYON 25TH MAY 1963. IT IS CELEBRATED IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT. THE ORGANIZATION WAS TRANSFORMED INTO THE AFRICAN UNION ON 9TH JULY 2002 IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, BUT THE HOLIDAY CONTINUES TO BE CELEBRATED WORLDWIDE! 

Join the Africa Day Club on Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/africa-day

FOR AFRICA DAY 2021, ONE VIBE AFRICA WILL BE HOSTING A 24-HOUR DIGITAL MARATHON FEATURING A SCREENING OF THE SHORT FILM TITLED MADARAKA, A STORY ABOUT A MOTHERAND A SON FROM THE SLUMS OF KISUMU, KENYA AND THEIR WORK TO EDUCATE AND LIBERATE THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH CREATIVE COLLABORATION, SELF-EMPOWERMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY. 

THROUGHOUT THE DAY’S FESTIVITIES, WE WILL BE TAKING OVER CLUBHOUSE’S PLATFORM AND HOSTING A DAY’S WORTH OF CONVERSATIONS, POETRY, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, AND KEYNOTE SPEECHES FROM ELIUD KIPCHOGE – THE GREATEST MARATHON RUNNER IN HISTORY- TO SENATOR RANARD HENFIELD FROM THE BAHAMAS AMONG OTHER ESTEEMED GUESTS. 

THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO JOIN US IN MAKING THE FIRST AFRICA DAY ONCLUBHOUSE POSSIBLE, ASSOCIATE YOUR BRAND WITH PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT WORLDWIDE, AND EDUCATE YOUR TEAM AND COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR CAREFULLY PLANNED AFRICA DAY CELEBRATION WHERE TOGETHER WE WILL FACILITATE DIVERSE VIRTUAL AUDIOSOCIAL ROOMS THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE GROUPS OF UP TO 5,000 PEOPLE EVERY HOUR FORTHE 24 HOURS ON AFRICA DAY. 

IN 2018 AND 2019 ONE VIBE AFRICA CURATED THE ANNUAL AFRICA DAY CELEBRATION AT BILL &MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION’S DISCOVERY CENTER. WE LISTENED TO STORIES OF CHANGE AND PROGRESS IN AFRICA FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND GATES FOUNDATION STAFF. WE TASTED FOODS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT FROM LOCAL AFRICAN CHEFS AND DANCED TO AFRO- BEAT MUSIC. WATCH THE VIDEO AT YOUTU.BE/F7FE6HMPMNE 

DESPITE THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, CLUBHOUSE HAS ENABLED THE GLOBAL AFRICAN VILLAGE TO CONNECT, MOBILIZE OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES IN JUST UNDER 3 WEEKS, AND WE ARE MAKING IT HAPPEN WITH UNITY AND THE SPIRIT OF UBUNTU AND HARAMBEE! 

ABOUT ONE VIBE AFRICA 

ONE VIBE AFRICA CREATES A LIBERATED AFRICAN NARRATIVE THROUGH COLLABORATION AMONG AFRICANS “AT HOME” AND IN THE DIASPORA. STARTING WITH THE YOUTH, WE GENERATE A FUTURE FOR AFRICA THROUGH CULTURAL EVENTS, VIDEO CONTENT, EDUCATION, MUSIC, AND THE ARTS. MORE AT ONEVIBEAFRICA.ORG

FOR TOO LONG WE HAVE DEPENDED ON THE HELP OF RESOURCES OUTSIDE OUR OWN TO FIX OUR PEOPLE. THIS YEAR WE ARE TAKING A STEP TOWARDS PROGRESS AND COLLABORATING WITH OUR ENTIRE GLOBAL DIASPORA TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN BE AN ASSET TO OUR PEOPLE AND AID IN OUR ULTIMATE ENLIGHTENMENT. 

WE HOPE FOR THIS TO BE THE START OF A WAVE OF UNIFICATION AMONGST AFRICANS THROUGHOUT OUR DIASPORA. FIRST BY RECOGNIZING JUST HOW VAST OUR PRESENSE IS THROUGHOUT THE GLOBE! ONLY THEN WILL WE BE ABLE TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND RETELL OUR STORY THROUGH THE LENSE OF THE CHILDREN OF MOTHER AFRICA. 

LET US USE THIS DAY AS MOTIVATION TO CONTINUE UPLIFTING OUR PEOPLE AND START DIALOGUES THAT WILL BE CRUCIAL TO UNCOVERING SOLUTIONS WE CAN BEGIN WORKING ON FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION OF AFRICAN LEADERS; AND TO ALSO TO REDEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE UNIFIED AS A PART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA. 

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART! 

CAN’T WAIT TO TUNE IN WITH YOU ON MAY 25TH!

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