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African Mothers Day at School #33 was a success!


On Monday evening (December 15), the halfway point of our First Fruits season,  First Community Interfaith Institute hosted a wonderful African Mother's Day celebration at School #33, hosted by long time Institute supporter and friend Ester Gliwinski. Two of Rochester's greatest nationalists, Dr. David Anderson (Sankofa) and Dr. John Walker gave us African folktales. The Institute's Cultural Renaissance Singers and the Watoto-Lumumba Dancers performed. Sister Renee Vick (pictured above with husband Joseph) was the subject of a special tribute for her work with prisoners and her overall community work. The program concluded with the men in the audience presenting all the women with a red carnation.

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Kwanzaa 2018 press release

FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC.219 Hamilton Street Rochester NY 14620-1112
PHONE: 585-461-0379 ** FAX: 1-585-495-2329** EMAIL: fciirochester@gmail.com ** WEB: https://www.facebook.com/fciirochesterFor more information, contact Sister Uwimana Oni at 585.461.0379 or uwimana@fciirochester.orgPRESS RELEASE12/17/18FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC.'s FINAL WEEK OF KWANZAA
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