Dr. Robert B. Ingram Hosts
African "Rites of Passage" Seminar

February 10, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

As part of its Miami-Dade/Africa Sister School initiative, Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Robert B. Ingram, brought together students, mentors, teachers, and community participants to share in an African "Rites of Passage" workshop held at Carol City Middle School on Saturday, February 8th, 2003. The event, which featured "Le Ballet Ivoire Spectacle" a traditional African Dance group from Cote D'Ivoire, also showcased authentic African cuisine, African-American literary exhibit and African Arts and Crafts. Dr. Ingram reminded participants that the understanding of their history must be fundamental in all of their undertakings, "You are only as strong as your roots," says Dr. Ingram. The Miami-Dade/Africa Sister School Project, a partnership between the Miami-Dade School Board and the Foundation for Democracy in Africa, was developed to create an enabling environment for students to understand and appreciate the people and culture of Africa.

For more information, contact Dr. lngram's office at 305-995-1334.

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