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Adwa Victory Celebration


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Join us on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:00pm as we remember the victory of the Battle of Adwa.

This year’s keynote speeches will be delivered by:

Paulos Milkias, Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Chuck Schaefer, Professor of International Studies and History at Valpraiso University, Valpraiso, Indiana.

By 1896, Ethiopia was the last free nation in continental Africa that was never colonized. By securing a decisive victory at the Battle of Adwa against the Italian colonial army, Ethiopia became the first African nation to ever win a major battle over a powerful European colonial power. The Ethiopian Victory at Adwa instilled an enduring national pride in the hearts of Ethiopians and Blacks throughout the colonized world; it also inspired hopes and dreams of liberation from oppressive European colonizers and strengthened the bond between Ethiopia and the African Diaspora. The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago invites everyone to celebrate this monumental victory.