Modern Ethnic Fashion Week is a three-day charity event that combines live music, an art exhibit, and a fashion runway show. The Kickoff Party is also a way to celebrate Juneteenth with African American fashion designers and a live music showcase featuring an African headline band from the Ivory Coast. Being that Abidjan is a sister city to San Francisco, this is a coalition of cultures that brings both communities together.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the African Arts Academy to help establish an after school and summer program that will provide African dance, and drumming, lessons at the Bayview Southeast Community Center. The program will serve kids, from ages 5 to 17, in the historically underserved Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco and the black community at large. This fundraising event is an effort to help parents of low, income families enroll their kids in classes at very little or no cost. The goal is to help reduce gun violence and keep the children off the street and away from substance abuse.
MODEFA KICKOFF PARTY
THURSDAY JUNE 15, 6PM, Bayview Southeast Community Center, 1550 Evans Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
MODEFA CONCERT SERIES
FRIDAY JUNE 16, 7PM International Arts Festival, at Brava Theater, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 San Francisco, CA
MODERN ETHNIC RUNWAY FASHION SHOW
SATURDAY JUNE 17, 6PM – 9PM San Francisco War Memorial Performing Art Center, in the Green Room 401 Van, Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102