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SPECIAL EVENT | Baobab Cultural Center Fundraiser

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The Baobab Cultural Center is in need of some community aid. The art gallery and resource center, dedicated to educating Rochesterians about the African Diaspora, is racing to raise $10,000 to stay open. A fundraiser will be held Friday, December 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the center (728 University Avenue), with a $10 suggested entry donation. There's also a GoFundMe page currently taking donations — they're at just over half-way by mid-day Thursday.

Founded in 2005, The Baobab Cultural Center regularly hosts lectures, film screenings, art exhibits, and other educational events focused on African culture and the African-American experience — in 2010, Baobab hosted a book signing with poet and political activist Amiri Baraka.

You can find more about The Baobab Cultural Center at facebook.com/baobabculturalcenter.

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