This year's African Cultural and Dinner Night (ACDN) event will celebrate African-Australian youth and showcase pathways to empower and prepare them to become tomorrow's leaders.
The event will be held at the Liverpool Catholic Club this Saturday the 20th of August from 6 PM till midnight.
The ACDN is an initiative of the Igbo Community Australia in partnership with other organisations and community associations including Liverpool MRC, CORE Community Services, the Rwandan and Vietnamese communities in NSW.
Some of the key objectives of the ACDN include:
* Providing e a forum for African-Australian communities to connect, share ideas and initiate projects
* Strengthening capacities of new and emerging African communities to effectively participate in Australian mainstream nation building activities.
* Offer African communities and artists the opportunity to showcase African cultures
Austin Okereafor, Secretary of the Igbo Community Association, says that this year's event is dedicated to the youth.
Organisers want to explore ways and means to promote the youth, and provide them with the opportunity to get involved and and get prepare them to become tomorrows leaders.
Austin Okreafor also says that organisers of this year's ACDN event want to show that Africans are here, and they are here to stay with their unique cultural heritage.