The goal of the Dictrict of Columbia Mayor's Office on African Affairs is to ensure that initiatives, information, programs, services, and unique opportunities reach all facets of the District’s diverse ethnic African community. In doing so, They aim to empower the African community with knowledge and useful resources by facilitating culturally appropriate programmatic activities, and effecting targeted outreach strategies. Ms. Ngozi Nmezi was appointed Executive Director of the Office on African Affairs in May 2011. Ms. Nmezi, a Nigerian-American, was born and raised in Washington, DC by foreign-born Nigerian parents. She has firsthand experience of the challenges that African immigrants and their children face when navigating the process of acculturation and is sensitive to the issues that arise from these challenges. Additionally, having lived, worked and attended school in Nigeria for three consecutive years, Ms. Nmezi developed an insightful understanding of diverse ethnic African constituencies. Join OAA this Friday, May 25, 2012 for African Day Commemoration Events from 11:00am - 1:00pm at John A. Wilson Building, Room G-9
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