The Sierra Leone community in New Jersey will host a meet and greet for TV Host and author Vickie Remoe as she launches two of her recently released children’s books “Adama Loves Akara” & “A print for Ami”.
The event will be on February 19, 2022, at the YMCA Piscataway Community Center, 520 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854. It will commence at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm, ticket price is USD 20 per child and each child will receive one signed book of his/her choice.
Organizing this event is something huge for the Sierra Leonean and West African community in New Jersey, according to Inez Kaye, who planned the event. She said that there are few community gatherings during this time of year so the book launch is a great opportunity for kids and grown-ups in the Sierra Leonean-American community to meet with Remoe, and be inspired by her work.
For Kaye, she is very excited to plan this event, because it will open more doors, as children’s lives will be enriched, more people will know about our culture, and the negative thoughts people used to have about Sierra Leone will go away when Remoe shares her books.
“I don’t think it’s more of Vickie we are doing this for, we are doing this for ourselves, for our children, for our culture and so many good things,” she stated.
She furthered encourage people to attend this event, and that children who will be attending the event will be excited and captivated to know more about their culture.
The Sierra Leonean and West African Community in New Jersey is very large. They engage in humanitarian activities to give when the need arises. They organize community memorial services and fundraisers on different occasions like during the Ebola, Covid-19, and the recent 5/11 fire accident in Freetown.
Remoe and Kaye met on Facebook, where they began a correspondence that spans many years. Kaye says she was inspired by Vickie’s work, as she is one of few women who used her platform to celebrate other women achievers from Sierra Leone and beyond.