On October 22, 2022, you contributed to the great success of our first and Inaugural Dinner Fundraiser- in a fun display of the spirit of Ubuntu of one humanity and collective engagement, with nearly 200 people in attendance. The Africa House champions a vision of a multicultural and community resource center in the greater Sacramento area and beyond. With you, we are committed to achieving the vision. To one and all, thank you for support with the dinner program.
Our Keynote Speaker DC US Representative Dr. Oye Owolewa: Your personal story of determination as well as proud embrace of your Nigerian American heritage resonates, despite the name calling, political skepticism, and cultural ignorance. You are correct that we can rise to any occasion and overcome all obstacles as we make critical decisions or choices with consequences. Your youth and yearnings irrespective of the yoke of racial prejudice epitomize the vision of Africa House—to account for the place and people of African descent in America and be held accountable for the representation.
Rwanda- US Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana for your message at your retreat program in Kigali to reinforce the need for the Africa House even in the continent and pledge of the support of the Africa diplomatic corps in the US.
The new and important partnership with the Asian Resources Inc via Executive Director Stephanie Nguyen to combat Hate through the Transformative Justice grant initiative; together we can make a positive difference to prevent incidents of hate against peoples of African and Asian descent in America, and beyond.
The Sacramento Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye’s goodwill message of love, compassion, and Ubuntu.
The Sacramento Black Chamber CEO/President Azizza Davis Goine’s encouraging message of partnership toward the achievement of the Africa House Sacramento, along with same supportive message from the Greater Sacramento NAACP 1st Vice President Ardell Harrison.
The Transition Presbyter of the Northern California Presbytery Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall for speaking truth to power against white supremacy and racial injustice and how the Africa House in Sacramento can make a positive contribution for racial healing and peace.
Of course, it was quite reassuring to enjoy the presence and remarks from our natural partners via Ms. Priscilla Ankrah of the Priority Africa Network in the Bay Area and Mrs. Nene Eshiett Nwachukwu of the Nigeria American Public Affairs Committee(NAPAC)- California on behalf of the Chair Dr. Veronica Ufoegbune, who also facilitated the invitation with the keynote speaker.
We are grateful for the presence and support of the various Africa community leaders, including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and the Congo, among others.
The Sacramento Mayor Protem Eric Guerra for his thoughtful Certificate of Recognition to the Africa House Board of Directors.
The fundraising was made even more successful with the Sponsorship and Ad subscriptions by:
DANARYN CORPORATION-Sacramento via Mr. Ben Haruna; The CSU-Sacramento Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution and Division of Criminal Justice; NAPAC- California; North Central California Presbytery- Sacramento & Stockton; Canal Medical Supplies & Oxygen/UPS Store- Sacramento; Strategic Planning & Project Management Associates via Dr. Don Taylor; The Afripeace & Development Foundation-Sacramento; The Friends of Gongloe, California Chapter; The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento; Payless Pharmacy- Sacramento; Association of Nigeria Physicians in the Americas(ANPA); The Priority Africa Network; Ms. Unwana Okon & Family; Palace Food Services/Restaurant-Sacramento; Freeman Financial Services-Sacramento.
For the VIP Tables
Ernest & Nnenna Uwazie & Family; Tamboh Family & Friends; Dr. Raselette Hunt Family; Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution, CSU_Sacramento; Friends of Rwanda Association; Sierra Vista Community Church; North Central California Presbytery; NCCP Mission Support; NCCP Committee on Representation; Sacramento Uganda Community Fellowship; and Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership(CAPITAL).
Generous donations from Attorney Tiangay Kemokai, Mr. Arinze Chukwuneta, and Chief Lanre Hassan, the plus event vendors Hellen Owuor-Oyoo and Diane Chau of the World Financial Group and over 50 individual ticket patrons.
The event planning committee and student volunteers as well as the overall support of the Board of Directors.
We humbly pledge to make next year’s program better, as we count on your continued support.
In the true of spirit of Ubuntu, the success is by and for all us–together.