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Am I too American to be African: the Experience

In celebration of National Immigrant Heritage Month, The Am I Experience “Conversations & Cocktails” will take place in Washington, DC this weekend. This promises to be a nostalgic event taking you back to the days of your African

In celebration of National Immigrant Heritage Month, The Am I Experience “Conversations & Cocktails” will take place in Washington, DC this weekend. This promises to be a nostalgic event taking you back to the days of your African and American bi-cultural childhood. The social mixer is an event that comes off of the national film tour after the recent Viacom screening of the documentary  Am I: [Too African to be American or Too American to be African?], a film which highlights the complexities of growing up as African & American, navigating through both worlds simultaneously.  Nadia Sasso, the film’s director and producer says “I hope to give everyone an experience that will not only evoke the joys and pains of growing up both African and American, but also providing attendees with an experience that they can walk away from feeling proud and inspired of their history in order to go out into the world with the confidence they need to take on the world and all it has to offer.”

 

This intimate rooftop event will be filled with young vibrant individuals who are looking to network with fellow Africans of the Diaspora and entrepreneurs alike. The happy hour event, held from 4pm -8pm invites guests of all backgrounds to join in on a more relaxed and humorous conversation of Am I The Film that reflects on how their upbringing has shaped them to be the dynamic generation they are today. Guests can expect to be greeted by Aunty Patience at the door, snack on chin chin, jam to Afrobeats old and new provided by Tag Soundz while sipping on specialty African inspired cocktails. Comedian Lesley will also be in the building providing the laughs while the lifestyle brand Royal Dynamite supplies guests with a swag bag you don’t want to miss out on.

 

Event ambassadors, include Miss Dunnie OH, Lola, Nkem Life, Bilphena Yawon, Raro Abugo, Feyi Odukoya, Ama O, Skye Charlie, Aisha Sulaiman, Leroy Oligie, Dayo and Sam Adaramola.

 

Sponsors include the GWB Commission, This Afropolitan Life, Stay Down Blaze Up: The Blog (SDBUP), Applause Africa Magazine, All Things Ankara, Parallel Magazine, WƆ NƆ Ni Cosmetics, grtr, Nanous Event Boutique, Omolewa Cosmetics, B.DAKIN, and BrandKultured.

 

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