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District 5 Unity in Diversity Award - May 2007

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 

Mayors Award 1998 


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Diversity youth forum

Diversity youth forum

Presented by Oriki Theater, the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View, and the Mountain View Los Altos High School district, the forum provides an avenue for students to interact, exchange ideas, and develop action plans regarding issues of diversity. The forum's mission is to create a generation of youth that has a healthy appreciation and acceptance of our rich and diverse community.

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Rites of Passage

The program is built on a set of eight principles borrowed from traditional African rites of passage ceremonies, namely: love, respect, honor, strength, wisdom, courage, patience and pride.

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Sharing Africa

Let us bring AFRICA alive to you and your students!

Sharing Africa is a fun, colorful, high energy and interactive presentation of Africa through dance, songs, chants and drumming.

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African village on tour

"You almost feel as if you are part of a village in the heart of Africa"

- The Mountain View Voice


Prior to your existence, there was a void in this community of real, educational, entertaining, informative African culture.

- NAACP – San Jose / Silicon Valley Chapter

…for your contribution to enriching the life of the community particularly through programming in schools

- City of Mountain View Mayor’s Award, 1998

In recognition of outstanding and invaluable contribution to the community.

- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, awarded to Oriki Theater, 10/25/03

This is a group dead-set on presenting authentic African culture

- The Metro