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Afro Utah Festival

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Gallivan Center

239 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA

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AFRO UTAH Festival is a cultural event that provides Black, African, and black immigrants the opportunity to share their culture, pride, and their heritage with others.

With the rise of the black population in Utah, there has become a need to enlighten others about the blacks and showcase the great work and contributions blacks are making in the community. The festival will highlight, promote, and recognize Afro-black culture and Afro blacks' great work in the community. 

With the untimely death of a black man killed publicly by a police officer in Minneapolis and the resulting protests that erupted from coast to coast, Utah. Around the world, it has become eminent that our communities in Utah would benefit from getting to know the black community. 

We believe one way to foster an understanding of the black community in Utah is to show the community who we are. So we will use this medium to educate, enlighten and encourage others to get to know the Utah blacks.

In participating in these events, Blacks, black immigrants, Africans, and black refugees would not only get an opportunity to educate others about their culture and pride, but they too would enhance their cultural knowledge while becoming proud of who they are. We believe these transformational attributes would equip Utah’s Black community members with the capacity to continue forging their paths as catalysts for change, uniquely contributing to their local and international communities. 

Diversity and engagement are at the heart of the AFRO UTAH Festival is a cultural event. This project was strategically designed to provide more intimate dialogues and enriched experiences of the Afro culture in a diaspora. 


• A greater understanding of the Black community in Utah

• A peaceful co-existence of all races, including black 

• A response to racial stereotypes, particularly black criminality  

• Advocacy for a reduction in the racial and gender achievement gaps 

• A reduction in the perception that black people are academically challenged and lazy 


Our Mission is to showcase Blacks' culture, achievements, and talents in Utah, thereby helping to foster an understanding and a peaceful co-existence of blacks and nonblacks in the community.


Our vision is to create an accurate and inspirational understanding of blacks and their contribution to the Utah community.


The Afro Utahfestival guide for 2021 will be released on Aug 1st, 2021.

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