Jack and Jill Hosts Red Carpet Premiere
The Oklahoma City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, under the leadership of Mrs. Charifa Smith (President) hosted a Red Carpet Royalty Premiere of Disney Studio's "The Queen of Katwe" on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The sold out event drew the attention of many onlookers as participants were adorned with beautiful Formals and African Attire. Participants enjoyed a Live Chess Tutorial sponsored by the Youth Chess League of Central Oklahoma and an African Wear Fashion Show hosted by Oklahoma City's Basheerah Ahmad. Models participating in the fashion show were Families of Jack and Jill, as well as Queens from the Miss Black Oklahoma City Pageant Program.
Jack and Jill of America has placed great emphasis on exposing our children to African culture , so much so that it has become an integral component within our National Cultural Programming Thrust. This National Building Block will provide a foundation of experiences and information to gain an appreciation of the richness, diversity and contributions of African-American culture to the United Sates and the world. We are making a conscious and concerted effort to educate our young children about the history of this fertile country. This event emphasized the Ugandan culture. Informational coloring sheets and an Ugandan drum was made by the attendees.