On February 22, 2014, the DuMond Conservancy hosted the “African Ape Awareness” community festival. This environmental festival featured Dr. Andrew Halloran and Allison Argo as keynote speakers. Allison Argo is a six-time Emmy documentary filmmaker and Dr. Andrew Halloran is a Lynn University Chimpanzee conservationist.
Other presentations included performances by students from Mays Conservatory of the Arts, and Delou African Dance Ensemble Inc.
The youth at the DuMond Conservancy also put on an African Fashion show by Zabba Designs as well as a drama performance entitled ‘Welcome to the Congo’ by Kaithleen Canoepan.
Vendors like Imperial Roasts brought sever Gourmet Coffees, Teas, Rum Cakes, and Biscottis, which contributed to the theme of the African Ape Awareness Festival. We also had vendors such as the Ceramic League of Miami who brought African art pieces, and the African Violet Society who held a workshop for participants to learn how to care for their plants