Around Town, Local Fun

Looking for Africa in Our Own Backyard


We’ve enjoyed a day in Japan, an overnight trip to China, and an Austrian feast … all without leaving home.  But, there is a whole continent that I haven’t explored with my kids at all – either in reality or in spirit.  Sadly, I don’t see a plane ticket, a safari, and three weeks off of work in my future.  So, this winter break, we’re trying to find Africa in our own backyard.  We’re searching for movies, music, and local expeditions that can help us learn about, connect to, and get excited about Africa.  According to “If the World were a Village” by David Smith, 14% of the world’s population lives in Africa.  It’s amazing how little we know.

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