About Home is Here
On May 25, World Africa Day, The Africa Center launched “Home Is…” a conversation series that featured the ways African people have carried our cultural heritage across time and space and into the communities we’ve created and now call home.
These traditions continue to make us feel rooted in the continent and connected to each other, while physically being dispersed across the world. In honor of the 155th celebration of Juneteenth, commemorating the freedom for former enslaved people of African descent in America – The Africa Center’s physical home – we invite you to personally share the words, videos, photos, and sounds capturing what makes you feel at home using the #HomeisHere.
We chose to mark this period between World Africa Day, the celebration of the establishment of the Organization for African Unity, now the African Union, and Juneteenth, because both represent the longstanding global efforts African people and people of African descent continue toward our fight for self-determination and recognition of our full human and civil rights.
Until that intention is realized, we’ll continue to create and build our geographic and digital communities and celebrate with each other along the way. Home is Here is our way of honoring the experiences that unite us as we continue along our individual and collective journeys.
How to Participate in #HomeisHere
Share the words, videos, photos, and sounds capturing what makes you feel at home using the #HomeisHere on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using our custom Home is Here stickers and Instagram filter. Tag us on all platforms @theafricacenter. We’ll be sharing your stories throughout the month.
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