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Africans Rising

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Africans Rising for Justice Peace and Dignity ( is a peoples’ movement committed to a de-centralized, citizen-led future that builds support and solidarity for local struggles, empowers local leadership and bolsters activists in the grassroots work of building and sustaining movements for change. Africans Rising is determined to foster Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose for the Peoples of Africa to build the future we want – a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.

It is a growing and self-selecting collective of social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social movements, trade unionists, intellectuals, artists, faith-based leaders, sports personalities, cultural activists and others across the continent and the Diaspora.

Africans Rising will formally launch in a series of activities on the continent and in the Diaspora on African Liberation Day #25May2017.

In the month preceding the launch, Africans Rising Launch Director Kumi Naidoo (former Executive Director of Greenpeace International anti-apartheid leader) and Opal Tometi, Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter will both be in Washington DC.

Confirmed Co-Sponsors: Africans Rising, Howard University’s Department of African Studies, the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center of Howard University, Africa World Now Project, Black Alliance for a Just Immigration, Hip Hop Caucus, and the Institute for Policy Studies.


April 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ralph J. Bunche Int’l Affairs Center, Howard University
2218 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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