Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell
The rain didn’t stop event host NYC Commission on Human Rights nor members of the African Diaspora who came to The Africa Center in Harlem to celebrate African Heritage Month on September 9, 2021.
The Commission partnered with The Africa Center and other organizations to honor members of the African diaspora and the contributions they have made to New York City.
The African individuals and organizations honored by the Bronx African Advisory Council, the Manhattan and Queens Borough Presidents’ Office included: International Child Program, Adama Bah, Aja Ramatu Ahmed, Dr. Adiza Osuji, Gambian Youth Organization, David Coulibaly, Nkechi Ogbode, François Nzi, Khady Kone Diaby, African Communities Together, Umu Igbo Unite in State, Amazing Medical Services, DSI International Inc, and African Services Committee.
The Africa Center also received a Proclamation from the City of New York making September 9, The Africa Center Day.
Africa Center CEO Dr. Uzodinma Iweala, the Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer attended the celebration. It included art activities with Ibou Ndoye and Tijay Mohammed; musical performances by Jomion and the Uklos Band and by Salieu Suso Jali and the Jaliya Kafo Musical Ensemble and on site Covid-19 vaccination.
Community leaders Famod Konneh and Fatoumata Waggeh mced the event.