Aurorans Celebrate Their Roots With Sept. 7 Communitywide Block Party
Roots Aurora, the free community block party, celebrating the cultural richness of Aurora, will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora.
“We are incredibly excited for the event his year,” said Mariana Osoria, vice president of Centers of Family Focus, which has hosted the festival for the past five years.
The city of Aurora, African American Heritage Advisory Board, Aurora Historical Society, Indian American Outreach Advisory Council, and the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Council are also co-producers of the event.
Roots Aurora is a community celebration of dance, music, art and food, presented by local non-profit organizations and community leaders. The free event is made possible with sponsorships from businesses and individuals, with proceeds supporting Family Focus, which nurtures children by strengthening families in the Aurora community.
For more information, visit www.rootsaurora.org or call 630-844-2550. Sponsorships are also available.
Family Focus Aurora has been providing critical support services to the community for over 30 years. The center, located at 550 East Second Ave., provides early childhood, youth development, educational services, family advocacy and immigration services.
For more information, visit www.family-focus.org or call 630-844-2550.
SOURCE: Centers of Family Focus news release