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Lagosians of Chicago African Clothing Giveaway
12:00 PM12:00

Lagosians of Chicago African Clothing Giveaway

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Join the Lagosians of Chicagoto celebrate Black History Monthin collaboration with Africa International House (AIH) at the Center for Contemporary African Art & Culture / 6200 S. Drexel, Chicago, 60637.

Huge African clothing giveaway!!! 

4-piece Agbadas,
2-piece dan-shikis with sokotos or kembe;
3-piece female sets, geles and more. 

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Come early at noon for best selections.
Event ends at 4:30PM.

Some of these clothes are valued at hundreds of dollars and they are yours free.

Tell your family and friends but plan to come first.

AIH was incorporated in 1994 and produces the Annual African Festival of the Arts. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30th to Sept. 2nd in Washington Park.

More Information:
The Lagosians of Chicago, as part of its "Annual Give Back Program"will be donating  African Outfits in collaboration with Africa International House (AIH), the promoters and sponsors of the Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA) at the Center for Contemporary African History and Culture of the AIH:
6200 S. Drexel Avenue Chicago IL (Harris Gymnasium)

The Lagosians of Chicago was established in 1991 as a socio-cultural organization with the aims of: 1) supporting and bringing together the Lagosians in Chicago; 2) advocating and supporting the development of Lagos State, Nigeria and 3) fostering good will with residents of Chicago and the diaspora. It is one of the many chapters of the Eko Club International (ECI), a Nigerian Charity Organization established in USA, UK and Canada for the purpose of supporting member organization and the development of Lagos State.

The Lagosians of Chicago carries out its mission in Chicago by conducting an Annual Give Back Program. This year, the donation of African Outfits in collaboration with the African International House, USA Inc. is one of such efforts. In the past, members, have participated and supported, back to school efforts, winter coats, toys and food drives and served at the Chicago pantry.
The African Outfits give away is a part of the Black History Month commemorations to further encourage the wearing of African Outfits casually and during festive occasions. The (FREE) beautiful clothes range in value from less than $100.00 to several hundreds of dollars: They include:
Several complete sets of Agbada- worn at festive occasions throughout Africa, Several two-piece sets used at a variety occasion and casually. There are contemporary women clothes used for all occasions, including, weddings and birthdays and naming ceremonies 

There are no requirements except one set per person and vendor/retailers are strongly discouraged from participating.
The African Outfits donation will be accompanied by modeling, music and light snacks.

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African Festival of the Arts Awards
6:30 PM18:30

African Festival of the Arts Awards

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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 Gala will take our audience around the world by celebrating leaders in areas of 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 


2018 Awardees

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Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace
to Dec 17

Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace

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Africa International House hosts an annual Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace. Come out and shop with artists for unique, eclectic holiday gifts. This year enjoy Kwanzaa gift making workshops and a video presentation. Learn about the Kwanzaa principles and setting up a Kwanzaa table in your home. 

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Pan African Soccer Tournament
9:00 AM09:00

Pan African Soccer Tournament


Monday, July 4, 2016

Washington Park @ Payne Drive & 55th St.

Chicago, IL

9am - 8pm

Registration: Click Here To Register

  •  Fee         -  $300
  •  Deadline -  Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:30 p.m., Central


  • Group Stage (25min x 25min): Teams assigned to groups by lottery
  • Qtr Finals (25min x 25min): Top 2 teams from each group advance; 5x5 PKs if tied
  • Semi Finals (25min x 25min): Winners from Qtr Finals; 5x5 PKs if tied
  • Consolation (30min x 30min): If tied, 20-minute continuous play OT, then 5x5 PKs if needed
  • Championship (30min x 30min): If tied, 20-minute continuous play OT; 5x5 PKs if needed


Gregory Nimpson

773.288.0818 (Landline, does not accommodate texting)


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Sounds of Change
6:30 PM18:30

Sounds of Change

Come celebrate with us for Black Music Month on Thursday, June 30th at Sounds of Change, sponsored by Africa International House and the Reva and David Logan Center. Join us in a discussion on how music has both been influenced by and influenced change in Chicago. Panelists include Maggie Brown, Performing Artist; Johnnie D., Assistant Program Director, WGCI 107.5 Radio and V103 Chicago; and Richard Steele, Veteran Chicago Radio Personality. 

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