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February 11, 2009
Cultural Awareness Fair at Regis U
The sights, sounds and tastes of Africa will come alive at the African Cultural Fair set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Regis University. The event is a fundraiser with proceeds going to support community peace building in northern Uganda.
The fair will feature cultural displays and food tastings as well as performances by Joda and Friends: African Dance of the Sahara. Countries represented include Uganda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt and Burundi-Rwanda.
Missionaries bring hope to the refugees of Uganda, teaching skills to help them deal with the trauma and conflict caused by 20 years of war. They also work with children in the schools and orphanages and help form Christian and community leaders to work with the victims of war and poverty.
Margaret Wright is a member of the Catholic ministry Team Africa: The Ties That Bind, which planned the event. Team Africa has traveled to Uganda to aid mission work taking place there.
“We go in support of the catechists, their ministries and outreach activities,” Wright said. “These people help the victims of war and AIDS. Our organization provides them with workshops and scholarships for the children who would otherwise not be able to attend school. We even provide the catechists with bicycles so they can travel and minister to the people in the country.”
Regis University is located at 3333 Regis Blvd. The fair will be held in Room 333 of Main Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and $25 for an entire family. For more information, call 303-321-0274.