Lecture on ‘Connecting Communities through Development Projects’
Rev. Nicholas Richards, president of the Harlem-based Abyssinian Fund, will lead a Thursday evening discussion on how communities in the U.S. can partner with Ethiopian coffee farmers.
The panel, entitled ‘From Harlem to Addis: Connecting Communities through Development Projects’, will take place 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. February 24 at the temporary home of the Museum for African Art, 80 Hanson Place, in Downtown Brooklyn.
The lecture is part of a series entitled, Views of Africa: Conversations with a Continent and its People, produced by The Museum for African Art and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).
The goal of the Abyssinian Fund is to provide new technologies and distribution networks to ensure Ethiopian coffee is competitive in the global marketplace.
A gifted speaker, Rev. Richards has always been passionate about international affairs. His leadership of Abyssinian’s international ministry has spawned a series of projects, including development efforts in Ethiopia, humanitarian relief in Haiti and on-going educational services in Kenya. Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, Rev. Richards grew up in Bronx, NY. He completed his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy at Morehouse College and received his Master of Divinity degree at The Union Theological Seminary in New York.
For more information about the seminar, go to the museum’s website, http://www.africanart.org/index.php. For more information about The Abyssinian Fund, go to http://abyfund.org. To interview Rev. Richards, contact Neil Foote, email@example.com, 214.448.3765.