This weekend, Hamilton County DD Services took part in the Africa Summit. There was a section for information tables, and I manned ours. I think it’s important for us to be at these kinds of things, because you never know who hasn’t heard of our services.
I wanted to share about it because, while it wasn’t about disabilities, the summit was about community for Africans and people interested in Africa who live in Cincinnati. The event discussed African culture, differences between Africans and Americans and had a panel discussion for attendees to ask questions about law enforcement, immigration, Social Security and other stuff.
While I wasn’t able to go to any breakout sessions, I could hear the panel discussion. There was a lot of interesting questions, especially to the police officer who was on the panel.
Think about how hard it would be to move to a new continent and have to learn all these strange laws!
An immigration lawyer was also a popular guy. It is a lot of work trying to figure out all the intricacies of naturalization!
The event was put on by Africa Foundation USA, a Cincinnati based group of Americans and Africans who want to enrich the community and world through sharing African values, culture and resources.
It seems like the African community in Cincinnati isn’t very well known. Hopefully events like this can raise their profile. Attendance was low unfortunately, but it was their first year. It will keep building in years to come!