WCN Transmedia Group Chairman & CEO Jay O’Conner and The Africa Heritage Society recognize September as National Heritage Month in South Africa. Celebrating the event in Chicago the South African Consulate General in Chicago has a number of events planned in conjunction with South Africa.
We further congratulate Chicago’s
“Own” International Goodwill Ambassador
Oscar J. Webb who received THE CHAMPION OF FREEDOM AWARD in Johannesburg South Africa and launched THE CIVIL RIGHTS
TO PLATINUM RIGHTS MOVEMENT TO CREATE JOBS IN AMERICA BY BUILDING AFRICA.
The United Nations
proclaimed 2011 THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR
FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT
and as such The Africa Heritage Society is launching 2011 Songs for Africa a Global Concert Series to celebrate the achievement of people of African Descent from the beginning of time.
In keeping the Dream Alive of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ambassador Webb and his Consortium are executing a plan to create jobs strategies linking Africans born in America to Africans who were born in Africa.
Recognizing the opportunity to determine our own future we take this step to inform and educate and mobilize all members of the World Community to join us and celebrate the contributions made by people of African Descent.
Sign the Petition To Support CRPR & 2011 Songs for Africa
CHECK OUT AND SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS AND THIS INVITATION FORM THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE-GENERAL CHICAGO.
Dear South Africans and Friends of South Africa,
As you may know, September is National Heritage month in South Africa. This is an opportunity for South Africans to highlight and promote our cultural expressions and diverse heritage, which together contribute to building our nation. The South African Consulate General in Chicago is therefore pleased to bring various South Africa related events, happening in Chicago during September 2011, to your attention:
“Life above all” is about a mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa and is showing at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave on 7 and 8 September at 4:30pm, 7:00pm and 9:30pm on both days.
2. Ethnic Arts Africa’s fine art sculptures exhibition at John and Tony’s restaurant on 8 September
View animal sculptures, masks, jewelry and more at John and Tony’s in West Chicago from 5-8pm. Complimentary appetizers. Please see attached flyer.
3. Broadcast of “RFK in the Land of Apartheid” on WTTW11 on 8 September
Senator Robert F. Kennedy visited South Africa in 1966 to speak out against Apartheid. This historic visit is the subject of a new documentary “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” which will air on WTTW11 on 8 September at 8pm.
4. Screening of South African film “Themba” at the Wilmette Theatre on 14 September
“Themba, A Boy Called Hope” will be featured at a movie night by The Zonta Club of Evanston from 6:30-10pm. Please see attached flyer.
5. South African artist’s ceramic sculptures opening exhibition at Gallery Guichard on 15 September
Delicate ceramic sculptures by Mr Lubabalo Valisa from the Eastern Cape, will be exhibited at Gallery Guichard from 15 September. The opening exhibition, featuring the artist, will take place from 6-9pm at Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville. Please see attached invitation.
Your support is appreciated. Hope to see you!
Treasures of Africa
Featuring works from
South Africa and Zimbabwe Artisians
Thursday, September 8th at 5 PM
Ethnic Arts Africa will exhibit fine art sculptures of hand crafted and one of a kind Giraffes, Elephants,
Circle of Life, Family Shona Statues, Batiks, Art, Chess Sets, Masks, Jewelry and more…
Explore while a video plays with scenes from South Africa
Complimentary appetizers served from 5pm – 8pm
Your hosts: Jan and Jack Piazza
1 lb. New York Strip Steak Dinner $22.95
$5 Martini Night!
John & Tony’s is located at 27W371 North Ave
Just one block west of County Farm Road in West Chicago
Phone 630 520 0593 No reservations necessary
You are Invited!
South African Township Ceramic Sculptor
3521 S. King Drive, Bronzeville, Chicago
September 15, 2011
6pm to 9pm
Special Exhibition – Not to be Missed!
(40 Original Ceramic Sculptures)
Open to the Public – South African Wine and Food and brief Presentations.
Sponsored by Gallery Guichard, Chicago South African Consulate, Ewe Masenze inc. and South African governmental entities of Dept. of Trade and Industry, SEDA and Tradepoint,
Studio D’Arte and Xhosalization.