Eight Young Keepers of Story, in Need of Support
You may recall that last fall, the African Folk Heritage Circle did
a workshop series for young people and their parents. This workshop
introduced the families to Kwanzaa culture and African–American
history through stories, songs and games.
Recently, we learned from the Circle’s Dr. Joyce C. Duncan that she
would like her intergenerational workshop group to be part of the
‘Affiliates Village Tellin’ ‘ component at the 34th Annual National
Association of Black Storytellers [NABS] Festival and Conference,
which this year will happen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from
Eight young people from the 2015 workshop have offered to represent
NYC at the NABS Festival and Conference, but they will need
financial support to make the trip to Philadelphia. The AFHC is
seeking donations of $500.00, but will also gladly accept any
amount you are able to donate.
Donations should be made payable and sent ASAP to:
African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.
365 West 28th Street
New York, N.Y. 10001
You can call Thelma Thomas at 1–212–807–1570 or Dr. Duncan at
1–212–568–1645 if you have any questions.
And thank you in advance for support eight vital dreams of
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