AFA Awards Gala
Join AIH for the first Annual African Festival of the Arts "AFA AWARDS” this August 11th, 2018 in Chicago to celebrate highest achievers in the African Diaspora.
The AFA awards will take our audience around the world by celebrating leaders in areas of Medical, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Advocacy, Business, Under 30 Rising Star, and Trail Blazers from the US, Africa and the Caribbean.
Hosted by Kenneth Okolie & Lotten Bridgetta
Date: August 11, 2018
Reception: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Award Ceremony: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center (University of Chicago)
915 E 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637
gala tickets will be available onsite for purchase
Social Entrepreneur Award - Recognizes an individual who has served as a catalyst for positive social change in their community (Influencer - Social Media)
Advocate Award - Recognizes an individual who has shown tenacity in advocating on behalf of marginalized individuals and groups
Business Leader Award – Recognizes a business leader who has demonstrated a solid commitment to corporate social responsibility
Under 30 Rising Star - Someone who has global impact and has shown tremendous growth compared to others in their age range
Trail Blazer Award - Extraordinary individual who is ahead of their time, seen as a visionary and works to bring people together
Medical Entreprenuer - Recognizes an individual who not only practices medicine but develops robust initiatives that educate the community and save lives.
Special performance by Chicago Contemporary Dance Theatre