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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

FIRST TASTE: AFRICA TO BUILD AND EDUCATE COMMUNITY WHILE CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF THE
CONTINENT OF AFRICA.

On Sunday, July 16 from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Birmingham and Berkley First will host First Taste: Africa, a free community event featuring food from 4 local, female-owned, African restaurants; Baobab Fare (Detroit), Konjo Me (Detroit), Little Liberia (Detroit), and Taste of Marrakech (Dearborn). First Taste: Africa is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate the culture of the continent of Africa while reaffirming our common humanity through food, fun, and fellowship. This is the first in a series of annual events focused on breaking down barriers while educating and inviting.

Born in Liberia, The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., Senior Pastor of Birmingham First, hopes this event brings people from all faiths and cultures together, “The simple goal of First Taste: Africa is to come together around a meal in celebration of Africa, a place that many of us have never been. Through this community gathering, let us focus on what makes us one people.”

Along with the local featured restaurants, there will be live music throughout the day, in addition to storytelling, dancing, and other cultural experiences.

The event takes place on the front lawn of Birmingham First, 1589 West Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009.

Birmingham and Berkley First are fundraising to help build Freedom House Detroit a new kitchen. If you are interested in supporting this effort, please email DeAnn Forbes, deannforbes1@gmail.com.

Owner Helina Melaku of Konjo Me talked with Fox 2 during her cooking segment about our First Taste: Africa event.

Our Senior Pastor Rev. Charles Boayue, Jr. sat down with Shaina Humphries from CBS Detroit to talk about our First Taste: Africa event. Click the button below to watch the full interview.

WXYZ-TV featured our First Taste: Africa event with a restaurant display segment with Ameneh Marhaba, owner of Little Liberia. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Or click the button below to watch the video.