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The African Arts Academy presents San Francisco Modern Ethnic Fashion Week 2023. Hosts an annual fashion fundraiser for an after-school art program to benefit San Francisco residents and Bay Area communities.
This year, with a special written remark from Senator Dianne Feinstein, who will receive a lifetime achievement plaque of honor, and with special guest State Treasurer Fiona Ma, during the finale dinner gala reception at the War Memorial Performing Art Center in the Green Room,
DATE & TIME: June 17, 2023 6 to 9 PM
LOCATION: S.F. WAR MEMORIAL VETERANS BUILDING
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco – The Green Room
Voted the Best Fashion Show in San Francisco, MODEFA SF showcases an exciting blend of cutting-edge, ethnically inspired haute couture runway shows. State of the Arts three-course gourmet kitchen, featuring international food, live music, award giveaways, and more The event coincides with International Ethnic Day, celebrating cultural diversity.
SF MODEFA is a three-day charity event that combines live music, an art exhibit, a panel discussion, and a fashion runway show that highlights ethnic cultures.
The Kickoff Party is also a way to celebrate Juneteenth, featuring African American fashion designers and DJ T.C., a live music showcase featuring Rap Artist BLACK JOKERS10, Celebrity, and an African headline band from the Ivory Coast. Being that Abidjan, the capital of Cote d'Ivoire, is a sister city to San Francisco, this is a coalition of cultures that brings both communities together. A special fashion show featuring Bayview-born fashion designer Terrence Silvas and up-and-coming talented crochet master Kiari Lewis.
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Paradise Valley had the honor to present a lunch and learn on June 19th 2023, to provide an opportunity to learn about Juneteenth Holiday and improve awareness of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging in our nation and spread peace and unity. Guest Speaker from San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commissioner and the first African American S.F War Memorial Veterans Building Commissioner Chair Courtney Ellington, gave a speech on the topic. Lead by the National Anthem and its importance behind this important holiday.
To top of the Celebration Wellness also invited guest performers from African Arts Academy, a non- profit organization based out of San Francisco whose mission is to preserve the African American Cultural heritage through art education, performing arts based on the spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic, growth, and to empower communities for generations to come.