The African Leadership Group hosts a major community event every year, with a focus on social, educational, and economic impact. Afrik Impact celebrates our collective accomplishments, recognizes our community champions, and casts the vision for our next year of policy and advocacy work.
In all of this, we celebrate loud and proud the positive impact of African people in Colorado and honor our contributions. During our 2019 and 2020 Afrik Impact, we were proud and honored to have the Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis issue an official proclamation establishing the month of August as African Immigrant Month in the state of Colorado.
Check back here soon for a link to our registration site.
Here is the roster of events for Afrik Impact 2021:
Saturday, August 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
What: Community Cultural Celebration & Concert
Theme: Standing Taller and Prouder Than Ever
Location: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave, Denver, CO 80223
A community celebration of African heritage, culture, food, art, and human accomplishment. with a host of vendor and sponsor booths. Levitt is dedicated to showcasing local, national and international emerging artists. This festive event will showcase live music featuring Carlou D, musician, singer, composer, all the way from Senegal; dance performances, poetry, an Inclusive play and much more. You don’t want to miss this amazing celebration filled with fun and entertainment!
Monday, August 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What: Parent and Youth Educational Forum
Theme: Standing with Our Children and Parents for Better Education
Location: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver, 13200 E 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011
One of ALG’s strategic goals is to achieve educational impact for children and youth by advocating for improved public-school systems and accountability, student achievement, greater pathways to higher education, and leadership development. The goal of this convening will be to educate, train and equip parents to be highly effective advocates for their children’s education as well as for the larger community. This event will offer attendees an opportunity to have discussions with and ask questions of educational experts. We will also showcase our youth’s impact and accomplishments. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Professor Foulo Basse, Founder, Foulo Basse Conseil in Senegal.
Wednesday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What: Business & Economic Summit
Theme: U.S. and Africa Markets: Building a Sustainable, Winning & Competitive Business Culture Post Covid-19
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens | 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
This event provides attendees a unique opportunity to learn how to market their Colorado business domestically and internationally; gain access to business grants and loans; and financial management. This event also provides positive and prominent exposure to other civic leaders and elected officials within the state, across the country, and internationally. Participants become members of a network of dedicated and forward-looking professionals focused on becoming part of the solution while bridging the gap between the United States and Africa. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the Business Summit is Eric Osei-Assibey (PhD) Associate Professor of Economics, Dean of International Programmes Office (IPO) University of Ghana, Legon.
Friday, August 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
What: 6th Annual Afrik Impact Gala
Theme: Standing Taller & Prouder Than Ever
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens | 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
The 6th Annual Afrik Impact Gala is a celebratory culmination of year-long programming and an opportunity for people outside of the immigrant community to learn about the social, economic, and educational impact that African immigrants have had on Colorado. We are excited to announce our featured speaker for the gala, Professor Moussa Seydi from Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal. Those who choose to be event sponsors will have the opportunity during our VIP cocktail hour to interact with our guest speakers and other dignitaries, state and local elected officials and local leaders. This event provides sponsors a unique opportunity to experience the African diaspora in Colorado and witness ALG’s involvement, impact in the community and its efforts in bringing the African Diaspora together. Come enjoy dinner, an amazing program and live music.
Saturday, August 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What: Homeowner & Financial Workshop
Where: The Summit Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011
This event will offer attendees an opportunity to have discussions and pose questions to experts on topics such as home lending/pre approval, credit repair and the housing market.
Thursday, August 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
What: Concert featuring Carlou D from Senegal
Where: Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003
Concluding our 2021 6th Annual Afrik Impact celebration, we will hold a concert, featuring Carlou D.in partnership with the Arvada Center.