The Accra Committee co-hosted with the Durban Committee the Baule exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Athens Participated in the “World in a Weekend” at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Dance Africa presented an array of talented dance companies from the African Diaspora. The Accra Committee sold tickets to benefit the Accra Committee.
Members of the Accra Committee presented the seminar, “Doing Business in Ghana” at the World Trade Center.
The Accra Committee and World Trade Center Chicago sponsored “Chicago-Accra 1995 Trade & Investment Opportunities,” a symposium for Chicago’s first trade mission to Accra. Panelists included the commerce counselor of the Ghanaian Embassy, the regional director of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the executive director of the African-American Institute in Washington, D.C.
A “Poem for Accra” literary competition, in collaboration with Neutral Turf, encapsulated the theme, “Poetry Without Borders.” The winning Chicago poet, Tyehimba Jess, traveled to Accra. His winning poem was “election day: u.s. of a. – u. of s.a.”
A delegation including Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Tourism visited Chicago to promote tourism and industry.
The Accra Committee organized the 1991 Ghana Medical Foundation Annual Fundraiser, with proceeds used to establish a modern hospital in Ghana.
Former Mayor Mensah of Accra visited Chicago in March 1988 to begin discussions with city officials on establishing a Sister Cities relationship. Prior to signing the Sister Cities agreement, the International Division of the Department of Economic Development sent a consultant to Accra in the summer of 1988 to determine opportunities for economic development and…