International Unity Parade - A Celebration of Africa
Colorful floats, dancers, choirs, Caribbean marching bands, performance stage, and more. Elephants? Celebrate Unity and Diversity at the International Unity Parade in the Little Ethiopia area of LA.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fairfax Ave between Olympic and Pico
parade starts at corner of Pico and Fairfax
Los Angeles, CA
Music, vendors, food, festivities to enjoy after the parade. Follow the sounds and join in the family fun.
The second annual International Unity Parade kicks off a day-long multi-cultural celebration Sunday, September 14, honoring Africa's diversity and broad spectrum of cultures. The parade is organized in partnership with the African Leadership Council (ALC), the Little Ethiopia Business Association, African organizations and African business owners of Southern California.
The International Unity Parade, which starts at 1:00pm in Little Ethiopia at the corner of Pico and Fairfax, will launch the day's events with music and participation from a wide variety of community groups representing Nigeria, Angola, Benin, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Congo, Senegal, Liberia, Mali, and the Caribbean among others. The International Unity Parade further emphasizes cultural diversity with stage performances hosted by Mistress of Ceremony Amabel Niba, Editorial Director and Publisher of the African Vibes Magazine.
The free events open to the public will feature colorful floats, Elephants, African Cultural dancers, Church Choirs, School Marching Bands and Caribbean Marching Bands.
"The parade offers a wonderful opportunity for a family-friendly celebration of our multi-cultural diversity," said Nikki Legesse, International Unity Parade Committee Chair. "We invite all community members and area residents to join in this fun day of festivities and learning."
Those interested in additional information about the event can contact Parade Committee Chair Nikki Legesse at 310-633-4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: Free and open to the public; some metered parking & street parking - watch the street signs carefully - restrictions on some streets
For more information please contact
Nikki Legesse Tel: 310-633-4830
Sponsor(s): The African Leadership Council (ALC), the Little Ethiopia Business Association, African organizations and African business owners of Southern California. Information about non-ASC events is forwarded for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.