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President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday in 2015. (Handout/Getty Images)

Obama Inauguration Event in Vienna


Celebrating Obama’s Inaugural Act in the European Year of innovation and creativity 2009.
President elect BARACK OBAMA’S INAUGURATION act On the 20th of January 2009.
*Following the Historical victory of President elect Barack Obama Various NGOs and Black communities based in Austria are coming together to celebrate change in the spirit of Obama.We are seizing this moment to question, encourage and promote political participation of migrants in Austria.

This event will be held at the *Amerika Haus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2 1010 Vienna* and is supported by the US Embassy in Austria. The event starts at 4:OO pm.

This event offers the floor and a unique opportunity for Leading opinion leaders, politicians, diplomats and representatives from different Austrian communities to make a commitment for change in the European Year of innovation and creativity 2009.

We hereby kindly invite you to join us on this day to stand up and celebrate the spirit of change we strongly believe in.

Participation is free of charge upon registration under

For further information and program contact:

On behalf of the team of change.
Beatrice Achaleke, Simon Inou, Alexis Neuberg

_*AFRA – International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives
Radio Afrika TV

*_Project partners:_*_
Tres Monos
Ossiri’s Lernakademie
Schwarze Frauen Community
Afrikanische Frauenorganisation
Association for Democracy in Africa
Chiala Afriquas Graz
Black Community Linz
Prinz Zeka

Beatrice Achaleke – Executive Director
– AFRA — International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives
– Initiator Black European Women’s Council-BEWC
– Trägerin des österreichischen Bundesehrenzeichen 2008

Graumanngasse 7/D/1, 1150 Wien
Tel/Fax: +43 1 9660 425
ZVR-Zahl: 488597767

Barack Obama: The words of a dream

Barack Obama, writer and orator, has deep roots in a tradition of eloquence that dates back to the age of slavery. As he prepares to accept the Democratic nomination in Denver next week, Candace Allen traces his literary heritage of memoir and testimony.

Next Thursday, in a major departure from tradition, Illinois Senator Barack Obama will deliver his speech accepting the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party not from within the Party’s convention space but before a crowd of 75,000 at Denver’s Mile High football stadium and, in this era of expanded technological capabilities, a world-wide audience of millions.

This will happen 45 years to the day after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that culminated in Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epochal evocation of a dream. The broad outlines for the Denver convention schedule were finalised long before anyone could have conceived that an African-American candidate would be baking such history, let alone one who shared with MLK, Jr. so eloquent and elegant a mastery of the word, written and then delivered. The emergence of Obama is often thought to be without precedent, but he is part of a tradition stretching back over 150 years.

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