In Limerick, Africa Day 2017 will comprise of a number of events over the week commencing with a photoshoot and official launch by the Mayor of Limerick on Monday 22nd May. The theme for 2017 is “Beyond Africa”, whereby the local community will aim to highlight the positive experiences of living in their new country and in their new homes “beyond Africa”.

On Thursday 25th May, there will be a Symposium of talks held in the Strand Hotel. These talks will be set up in an interactive World Café style to maximise participation. The final event will be a family fun day in the Milk Market on Sunday 28th May. Activities will include music, dance, crafts, children’s entertainment and food. A volunteer recognition event will be held in City Hall afterwards with the Mayor presenting the certificates to all the volunteers involved in this year’s programme.

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