Taste of Liberia Newsletter
September 2019


3rd Annual Liberian Food & Cultural Festival

What's Taste of Liberia all about?
-Celebrating Liberia's 170+ years of remarkable history, arts, cultural heritage, and rich foods of Africa’s only republic founded by free African American Settlers.
-Remembering our historical past of founding by freed slaves from the US and Caribbean
-How the freed slaves foods got mixed with the indigenous residents foods and some became a blend of Black American Southern Cuisine and African dishes (Collard Greens, Cabbage, black eyed peas, Fried Okra, etc...).
-Which is especially important given that 2019 is the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of the 1st African slaves into the US.
-Chance to protect and develop Liberia's eco-tourism potential
Sickle Cells education and fundraising for St. Jude's Children's hospital
-Although sickle cell disease is a rare disease in the USA (affecting some 100K+ people). It is a major killer in Liberia and other West African countries with very little diagnosis and treatment facilities.
-St Jude is the premier and world renowned research hospital involved in the quest for a cure for sickle cell disease.
-Whatever we can do to further that along by fundraising and supporting them, will also greatly help many needy and ill prepared Liberian and West African kids towards curing this horrible and painful disease.
-Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year and anyone can donate online http://fundraising.stjude.org/tasteofliberia2019
2019 Taste of Liberia activities and attractions
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Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 2pm-9pm
Venue: East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Directions: Click Here

Food Vendor (s): SAAMKY Catering and African Foods & Gifts
Program Director: Tashie George
Host and MC: Jazz Maestro
Media Partner: FirstWorld TV
Featured Speaker: David Suah
Performance By: Kim Mirander
Art & Face Painting By: Kristina Simmons
DJs: Tenekay “DjYung T” Johnson


A Nextainment, LLC Production



NEXTAINMENT, LLC is the producer of TASTE OF LIBERIA™. We look forward to working with all our stakeholders, our sponsors, local city and state government agencies, community organizations, and the general public to make TASTE OF LIBERIA™ a very unique and worthwhile educational and cultural journey in the United States and beyond.
If you have any questions, would like to perform, or would like to inquire about a media, corporate, non-profit sponsorships and/or vendor packages, please feel free to contact us via email info@tasteofliberia.com
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