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Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) partners with Anancy Festival South Florida Reading Room – June 15th, 2013, Pembroke Pines, Florida

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The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) will participate in Anancy Festival Reading Room on June 15TH   at the South Regional/Broward College Library in Pembroke Pines. The Anancy Festival, named for Anansi, the West African trickster of folklore, is a celebration of Caribbean-American culture that’s geared toward children and teens.

“JWOF is happy to be associated with Anancy Festival.  It gives us an incredible opportunity to keep our culture alive, to share our culture with the world, and most importantly, to pass on our culture to the next generation of Jamaicans born in the Diaspora.  JWOF is dedicated to mentorship. Knowing where you come from is an important part of anyone’s journey,” said Dahlia Walker-Huntington, Esq., President of the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF).

Anancy Festival provides a unique way for youngsters to learn about their cultural heritage and experience a rich collection of stories, music and dance. Below are Anancy Festival 2013 location details and list of activities.

Anancy Festival sponsors include Western Union, Goldson’s Spine, and Regions Bank.

Anancy Festival South Florida 2013
June 15th, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Admission: Free

Anancy Festival South Florida 2013 activities:
Musical and Cultural Performances
– The Sierra Norwood Calvary Cultural Children’s Group
– The Jamaica Folk Revue

Storytelling sponsored by Western Union I-PLEDGE
– Cordella “Aunt Dell” Wallace Lewis
– Geoffrey Philp
– Michèle-Jessica Fievre
– Dahlia Walker – Jamaican Women of Florida

– Animated Film Screening by The Ananse Animation Project
– The Jamaican Documentary, “One People”

Arts and Craft Room
– Anancy Activity sheets
– Mask making and more.

Anancy Festival 2013 will also be held in several other cities from the USA to Africa on June 15TH , 2013. The event takes place in the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Queens, New York; Pembroke Pine, Florida; Washington D.C.; Nairobi, Kenya. The event will be simulcast and delayed video broadcasted between each city giving attendees an opportunity to see performances at different locations.

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