Moment with Africans

On Nov 1st 2023, Alaafia will host our annual networking, storytelling, and fair-trade festival Moment with Africans, promoting positive African cultures and traditions. 

This is an excellent opportunity for African-based artists to network and exchanges ideas with each other, make lasting connections with American-based organizations, and celebrate their culture with an eclectic offering of authentic African cuisine, drinks, storytelling, and music. Alaafia invites Africans from around the globe and from all walks of life to showcase their products and talents for the community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

If you are interested in participating in person, please register at

Alaafia is seeking the following talent from different African Countries

Fashion Designers 

Make-Up Artists



Content Creators 










Medical Professionals 


Youth Leaders 


College Students 

Digital Media Specialist 

Financial Professionals

Information Technology Professionals 

If you are chosen to participate in the festival the total cost will be $3,000, which includes lodging for 7 days with breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, transportation, and a booth to sell your products and services.

Alaafia will host a 9-day long festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring a diverse array of African artists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and notable personalities. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to be enveloped by African excellence, innovation, ingenuity, and artistry in Wisconsin.

Whether attendees are interested in discovering new products by African-owned businesses, gaining career-expanding tips, or simply enjoying authentic African cuisine and electrifying music, they will be immersed in the best African culture Wisconsin has to offer. 

Alaafia’s Moments with Africans Festival is also a great opportunity for our community partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers to experience the culture that birthed Alaafia.

Alaafia continues to center the African-immigrant experience and be a hub for African culture in Wisconsin. Alaafia will be hosting this event to expose Wisconsin residents to our rich African culture and traditions while providing a dynamic space for African artists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and other notable individuals to network and exchange ideas with Wisconsin-based organizations. 

In addition to the networking opportunities and consumption of African culture, attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops and presentations allowing them to leave with new business skills like marketing and promotion, event planning, budgeting, and more.