WELCOME TO THE HOME OF AFRICAN ALLIANCE OF RHODE ISLAND (AARI)

WHO WE ARE

AARI works with the state, city agencies and existing organizations within the communities. For many years, Rhode Island has been home to many from the continent of Africa. Today, there are over 75 thousands Africans from 40 African countries living in Rhode Island.

ABOUT US

EVERY THURSDAY

ARMORY FARMERS’ MARKET

3:30 – 7:00PM

Parade St (near Willow St.)

EVERY THURSDAY

ARMORY FARMERS’ MARKET

3:30 – 7:00PM

Parade St (near Willow St.)

EVERY THURSDAY

ARMORY FARMERS’ MARKET

3:30 – 7:00PM

Parade St (near Willow St.)

EVERY THURSDAY

ARMORY FARMERS’ MARKET

3:30 – 7:00PM

Parade St (near Willow St.)

AUGUST 3

POP UP FARMERS’ MARKET

Roger Williams Park

(Broad St & Miller Ave)

SEPTEMBER 14

POP UP FARMERS’ MARKET

Davey Lopes Recreation Center

(Prairie Ave & Dudley St)

OCTOBER 19

POP UP FARMERS’ MARKET

Columbus Square

(Reservoir Ave & Elmwood Ave)

About Us

The mission of the African Alliance of Rhode Island (AARI) is to promote unity within the African Communities in Rhode Island, advocate for the rights of Africans in Rhode Island, and educate the American public about Africa, AARI supports and benefits agricultural producers, while evaluating the profile of the continent and facilitating linkages between Americans and Africans. Established formally in 2004 to provide assistance to the growing number of African immigrants and refugees settling in RI. AARI is a leading provider and community collaborator in offering, health and nutrition education, culturally- appropriate fresh crops, literacy and youth programs and facilitating access to resources that promote self- sufficiency.

OUR StorIES

AARI COMMUNITY GARDENS

Farmers’ Market

AARI Healthcare Video

Cooking Demo (Nov 2015)

Board of Directors

Julius Kolawole

Julius Kolawole

President

Simon Goudiaby

Simon Goudiaby

Vice President

Raphael Okelola

Raphael Okelola

General Secretary

Mak Falaye

Mak Falaye

Treasurer

Jim Vincent

Jim Vincent

PR-Outreach Officer

Angela Ankoma

Angela Ankoma

Member

Ahuma Adodoadji

Ahuma Adodoadji

Member

Janelle Amoako

Janelle Amoako

Member

Galimah Baysah

Galimah Baysah

Member

Willie Borkai

Willie Borkai

Member

Stephanie Gyamfi- Darkwah

Stephanie Gyamfi- Darkwah

Member

John Ojih

John Ojih

Member

Elvys Ruiz

Elvys Ruiz

Member

Partners