Win tickets to the Afro Utah Festival
92.5 The Beat welcomes The Afro Utah Festival to the Gallivan Center this Saturday, September 24th!
Listen all week at 6pm for your chance to win tickets!
AFRO UTAH FESTIVAL
AFRO UTAH Festival is a cultural event that provides Black, African, and black immigrants the opportunity to share their culture, pride, and their heritage with others.
With the rise of the black population in Utah, there has become a need to only enlighten others about the blacks, but also to showcase the great work and contributions blacks are making in the community. The festival will highlight, promote, and recognize Afro black culture and the great work Afro blacks are doing in the community.
With the untimely death of a black man killed publicly by a police officer in Minneapolis, and the resulting protests that erupted from coast to coast, in Utah and around the world, it has become eminent that our communities in Utah would benefit from getting to know the black community.
We believe one of the ways to foster an understanding of the black community in Utah is to show the community who we are. So we will use this medium to educate, enlighten and encourage others to get to know the Utah blacks.
In participating in these events, Blacks, black immigrants, Africans and black refugees would not only get an opportunity to educate others about their culture and pride, but they too would enhance their cultural knowledge while becoming proud of who they are. We believe these transformational attributes would equip Utah’s Black community members with the capacity to continue forging their paths as catalysts for change, uniquely contributing to their local and international communities.
Diversity and engagement is at the heart of the AFRO UTAH Festival is a cultural event. This project was strategically designed to provide more intimate dialogues and enriched experiences of the Afro culture in a diaspora.
- A greater understanding of the Black community in Utah
- A peaceful co-existence of all race, including black
- A response to racial stereotype, particularly, black criminality
- Advocacy for reduction in the racial and gender achievement gaps
- A reduction in the perception that black people are academically-challenged, and lazy