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QACC African Community Outreach

On the 13th of March 2016, African-Australian Women’s Network (AAWN) a subcommittee of QACC hosted the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations. The aim of the event was to promote community cohesion and coexistence by bringing together women from diverse African cultures especially from the new and emerging communities to celebrate and share the rich and vibrant African traditions and cultures within the African and wider community. It was also a great platform to raise awareness about issues related to domestic violence and women’s rights.

Showcasing African Tradition and Culture

Through this event, different African communities were able to showcase their rich traditional cultures through beautiful African attires, food, music and dance hence increasing awareness of the diversity of Africa. This event also enabled African women in Brisbane to join other women across the globe in celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women and in particular to recognise and acknowledge the achievements of African-Australian women in Queensland.
African-Australian winner being handed the certificate
Women from new and emerging communities participated and shared their food, fashion, artefacts, music and dance. They also had an opportunity to learn about customs and culture of other African countries and multicultural communities in Queensland. This event enabled the women to build new networks thus reducing social isolation and promoting cohesion and integration with the wider community. So please contact us at QACC today if you’re interested in getting involved with the work we do. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us today!
27 April 2016

Dear distuinguished member, Stakeholders and friends,

Re:Announcing Africa Day Festival 2016
Africa Day Festival 2016 is finally here. One of Quennsland’s iconic events, this celebration is held on the lawns of Africa House annually. Come experience authentic , rich , colourful , diverse and vibrant Africa culture all showcase in one place. Please find more details about the events below.

10am - 5pm
Saturday 28 May 2016
Africa House 
10 Jean Howie Drive, Momingside

The festival brings together 8,000+ Africa and friends of the Africa community from across Queensland in a spectecular showcase of the diverse African culture and tradition through a blend of both traditional and contemporary African music performences, art & crafts display, fashion, food and stories-with a range of acitivities for kids.
There are also workshops on Africa drumming and many more. Festival goes can also enjoy a variety of African suisine at the food stalls, browse through many information stalls as well as stalls with African inspired items and crafts. This iconic event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy amazing traditional performences that tell the African story through celebration in a more entertaining, colourful and magical way.
African communities will be celebrating ans share each other’s culture and with the rest of the community . Everyone is welcome at this free event- we want to see many happy and colourful faces on the day.
This festival is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council as our Major Sponsors. And it is exciting to announce the Hon. Grace Grace, Minister for Employment and Industerial Relations, Ministers for Racing and Ministers for Multicultural Affairs and The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the Right Hon. Graham Quirk will be joining us at the among a long list of many VIPs.

ABN 20 833 580 090                                                      GPO Box 2154
                                                                                  Brisbane QLD 4001
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                                                                        President@qacc.com.au
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A big thank to our ongoing sponsors and many stakeholders and organising who have joined our family of supporters and sponsors. Your invaluable contribution has significantly contributed to the success of this event as well as the growth of Queensland African Comminities Council and the general African Community. A list of the African Day Festival 2016 Sponsors wil be announced shortly.

Have question about Africa Day Festival? Please visit the Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) website on www.qacc.com.au.

Past Festival

For more information about previous Africa Day Festival Please visit links Below:

About Africa Day
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently recognized as the Africa Union (AU). In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the Union established its own successor, the African Union. And Africa Day is a celebration of this Journey of Africa countries, as well as by Africans in the diaspors. Please don’t hesitate to contact our QACC Team if you need more information . We look forward to seeing you all at the festival. Karibu! Murakaza Neza!Bienvenue ! Bem Vindo!
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At QACC, we’re involved in African community outreach in Queensland. Call +61 4 0179 5776
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