Settimana Africana Regionale (first edition in 1997) is held every year in Fano in the district of Pesaro and Urbino between September and October and it's sponsored by L'Africa Chiama Onlus.
Born in 1990 in an informal way by a group of families, l'Africa Chiama becomes organization in 2001 with the double purpose to support most vulnerable members of Africa through international cooperation projects and to turn the spotlight on Africa, sensitizing the civil society for solidarity and hospitality.
Settimana Africana Regionale is the most important eventorganized by L'Africa Chiama Onlus which over the years has seen the participation of prominent national and international African speakers, associations, bands, artists and hosted interesting exhibits focused on kids, young people and citizenship.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness on issues such as immigration and Settimana Africana is one of the events in which we invest more in the dissemination of various issues of a social nature: it collects a lot of success and combines local communities with foreign residents and has a rich program of initiatives ranging from conferences, exhibitions, concerts and series of meetings in local schools.
From 2005 it's awarded the prize Ho l’Africa nel Cuore to personalities who dedicated their life to Africa.
Since 2007, each Settimana Africana Regionale ends with la Notte Nera: it's an evening directed to young people and aims to bring the issues of Africa and volunteering through music, art and dance.
This year the event will be called "Changing the future from local to global", a subject that wants to emphasize the importance of a change in our society, with the goal of living a conscious and sustainable way, that respects all ethnic groups and religions.
Due the scarcity of public funds, this year we need the help of everyone, big or small, in order to achieve the seventeenth edition of the Settimana Africana Regionale, which will enrich the region with artists, screenings, presentations of books, exhibitions, concerts and shows.
Settimana Africana Regionale - website
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L'Africa Chiama is a humanitarian organization that provides support to more than 10,000 children with complexities, orphans, children with disabilities, street children and HIV-positive mothers in Kenya (Nairobi), Tanzania (Iringa) and Zambia (Ndola, Kitwe , Lusaka).
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