Alliance is continually involved in reaching out to the local
community, both to inspire active involvement in our programs,
and for fundraising efforts to support these activities.Here
are some recent examples:
Annual African Dinner & Dance
Elks Hall, Low Street, Newburyport, September 12, 6-10pm
An evening of African food, traditional music, dancing and fun. Dozens of East African dishes, a DJ playing African music, cultural arifacts and crafts for sale, a silent auction, photographs on display and more. Cash bar.
Admission covers all: $20 adults, $10 students, children under 12 free, $40 max. per family
Discover Africa in Your Neighborhood
Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, September 11, 6 - 8:30 PM
Come to a celebration of African history, culture, art and music. Meet members of your community working together to build a better future. Learn about the work of these local organizations with ongoing projects in Africa. Join a project, sign up to visit an African Sister City. There will be presentations from each organization, tabling, time to talk to the Africans and their Newburyport and Amesbury teams, African food and music.
School teacher Rebecca
Taplin discussed her recent activities
while visiting Bura, including teaching and organizing
and distribution of school uniforms.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 7pm, at the Newburyport
|The Annual African Dinner & Dance took
place on Saturday June 2nd at
the Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall on Pleasant
Street in Newburyport. There was African food,
a DJ playing
African music, a slideshow and displays, photographs
on exhibit, and crafts for sale.Wonderful desserts were donated by Alden Merrill. Thanks to all for making this our biggest dance ever, and a very successful fundraiser for Bura!
Bentley showed slides and answered questions
from a class at the River Valley Charter School in Newburyport. The students have been studying Africa
for several weeks, and are involved in Fundraising for
Heifer International, with the goal of supplying an "Ark"
to villages in Kenya.
Crawford and Bill Abbott have met with the Newburyport
Committee for Diversity and Tolerance, and will
be part of their "Peace Month" in May, featuring
community-wide publicity and events.We are planning to
hold our Annual African Dinner Dance then, and will host
a display case in the Newburyport Library for the month.
Provident Bank hosted a fundraising event
and exhibit to benefit the Newburyport/Bura
Alliance and Amesbury for Africa. On display
photographs by Steve Bentley, featuring portraits of
villagers in Bura, scenes from the region, and
of East Africa.
profit from sales of the photographs was donated
to the Alliance.See the photos here.
Crawford spoke at the Pingree
School the second week in March, and
has given a talk at Anna Jacques Hospital.