An open statement by the Africa Advocacy Network is critical of the Obama Administration’s policy toward Africa and calls for a new approach to trade and investment, militarization, agriculture and land policy, and more in the region.
Africa Policy Leaders Demand a New Direction in President Obama’s Policy toward the African Continent
As President Obama plans trip to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, a press conference at the National Press Club will give voice to those calling for change in his Africa policy.
In the spirit of African Liberation Day, IPS’ Foreign Policy In Focus project will hold a screening of, The Neo-African-Americans, about how rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the “African-American” narrative.
Occupy Global Africa!
Challenges of a Pan African Vision for the 21st Century
Come to a presentation and discussion with Affiong L. Affiong, Executive Director of the Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre based in Accra and London. In Washington DC for a national lecture and speaking tour in the USA to rebuilding bridges across the Atlantic, Affiong will address such questions as: What are the challenges of African people today, on the Continent and in the Diaspora? Where is the place of African people in the framework of the new world order? As we celebrate Black History Month in 2012, how do we prepare for the challenges which await us beyond the horizon?
Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s More Than a Month follows Tilghman, as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.
At its core, More Than a Month is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. In that way, it is about the universal endeavor to discover one’s self. The film asks the questions: How do we justify teaching American history as somehow separate from African American history? What does it mean that we have a Black History Month? What would it mean if we didn’t?
Film with response/review presented by DC Youth Slam Poetry Team.
In 2008 (verify date) The African Union established “Region 6”. In addition to the 5 geographic regions of the continent, a 6th region would encompass Africans living outside the continent in the Diaspora. The goal of “Region 6´ is to create a mutually beneficial link bridging the Diaspora and the African continent.