For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Contact: Rachael DeCruz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-451-9455
NAACP Hosts May Social Hour at Café con Leche
Emphasizes Building Relationships Between Black and Latino Communities
Seattle, WA--On Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm, the Seattle King County NAACP will host their monthly social hour at Café con Leche, a Cuban restaurant in SoDo. It has been a pivotal year for United States and Cuban relations, with President Obama visiting Cuba and beginning discussions on repairing ties. In addition, Mexico is finally acknowledging their Afro-Mexican population and the interim President of Brazil--in a country that has historically oppressed black Brazilians--eliminated the ministry of women, racial equality, and human rights, and hired all white male Brazilians for his cabinet, in what is now being called a coup.
As more national cultures accept and acknowledge their African ancestry and black Latinos, the NAACP is hosting this social hour at a Caribbean restaurant, specifically a Cuban restaurant, to strengthen relationships between the black and Latino community. In addition to delicious Cuban food, the event will include an opportunity to learn about the Caribbean's ties to the diaspora through song and dance provided by Seattle's own Caribbean groups Garinagu HounGua and Grupo Bayano, and free salsa lessons by MC El General.
What: Seattle King County NAACP May Social Hour
When: Thursday, May 19th from 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Café con Leche, 2901 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA.
Who: The event is open to all community members and elected officials
Learn more about the NAACP's monthly Social Hours on our website.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. More information about the Seattle King County NAACP can be found here: www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org