Join the Pan African Diaspora Union as we expand the African Union Sixth Region Policy and the African Diaspora into the Middle East

Pan African Diaspora Union | Working Retreat

Dimona, Israel, Northeastern Africa

March 1-5, 2012

The Ascension of Pan-Africanism 

HIGHLIGHT EVENTS

PADU WORKING SESSIONS:

FACILITATING THE MIDDLE EAST THEATER FOR THE AFRICAN UNION’S 6TH REGION POLICY UPDATES, REPORTS, THINK TANKS & DISCUSSIONS

JERICO SUMMIT: TOWN-HALL MEETING WITH THE    

AFRO-PALESTINIAN COMMUNITY

AFRO-JORDANIAN COMMUNITY

AFRO-BEDOUIN COMMUNITY

ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY

SACRED VISITATION TO JERUSALEM, VISITING THE

AFRO-PALESTINIAN COMMUNITY, ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND other sites of historical significance to Africans IN THE MOST IMPORTANT GEO-POLITICAL/GEO-RELIGIOUS CITY ON EARTH

Join the Pan African Diaspora Union as we expand the African Union Sixth Region Policy and the African Diaspora into the Middle East.

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING?

PLEASE SEND MAIL TO THE PLANNING & ORGANISING COMMITTEE TO THE ATTENTION OF CROWNED DR. KHAZRIEL BEN YEHUDA; E: DRKBYEHUDA@YAHOO.COM; T: +972-549274587

CC TO: PADU SECRETARIAT: PADUORGANIZING@GMAIL.COM AND MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE SISTER DEBORAH WRIGHT SASSYEARS@GMAIL.COM

 


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The award-winning Black Women in Europe™ blog releases “a list of our own” most powerful black women in Europe

Black Women in Europe™ blog announced its first-ever Black Women in Europe™: Power List that includes 58 women in Europe in six categories. The categories are business, lifestyle, media, politics, social entrepreneurs and NGOs.

This year’s Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010 were chosen from nominations from the general public and editor Adrianne George and co-editor Mark Derek McCullough based on their achievements and sphere of influence.

When Michelle Obama was named the most powerful woman in the world this year I noticed that of the 6 other black women on the list none of them lived in Europe”, George explains. “I was inspired to create a list of our own”.

Women on the Black Women in Europe™: Power List include seasoned politicians, accomplished performers, and champion athletes as well as social entrepreneurs and rising stars in the business world.

This list will serve as a source of inspiration to black women everywhere”, George says. “In all arenas we are known to excel”.

View the complete list: http://bit.ly/bwiepowerlist .

Black Women in Europe™ Blog
Black Women in Europe™ Blog is an award-winning blog founded in 2006 by Adrianne George. It aims to celebrate the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary black women living in Europe. To learn more about the Black Women in Europe™ Blog visit us at: http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com.

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Call for Papers: 3rd Annual North Carolina Central University African Diaspora Studies Symposium – Conspicuously Unseen: Invisibility and Denial in Diasporic Communities

Hat Tip: Black German Cultural Society

Call for Papers: 3rd Annual North Carolina Central University African Diaspora Studies Symposium – Conspicuously Unseen: Invisibility and Denial in Diasporic Communities

March 19-20, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Presented by the Department of History, the Global Studies Program, and the College of Liberal Arts

North Carolina Central University invites proposals for the third annual African Diaspora Studies Symposium, to be held March 19-20, 2011. The theme for this year is “Conspicuously Unseen: Invisibility and Denial in Diasporic Communities.” The symposium seeks to explore the ways that Diasporic communities see themselves and the ways that they are perceived by the dominant cultures that surround them. Special attention will be given to the Afro-Latin American, Afro-European, and Afro-Asian experience, though any topic within the Diaspora will be considered. In keeping with the breadth of the Liberal Arts, we seek proposals for papers, panels, performances (music or theater), film, and graphic art from any branch of Diaspora studies. The symposium has typically brought together scholars, activists, and artists, representing disciplines as varied as Public Health and performance art. We look forward to continuing this tradition, bringing together academics, community members, and creative artists to engage with each other on issues facing the African Diaspora and African Diaspora Studies. North Carolina Central University, located in the heart of Durham, was founded in 1910 and is the first state-supported liberal arts institution to serve the black community. The University prides itself on its relations with the Durham community, and the NCCU African Diaspora Studies Symposium encourages input and participation from both academics and the community.

Papers and submission

Individual abstracts should be 250 words or less and panel abstracts should be 750 words or less. Abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Please include, for all participants, a five-line biography with institutional/organizational affiliation and contact information. Please direct all submissions to Youssef J. Carter at youssefcarter@gmail.com and Joshua Nadel at jnadel@nccu.edu. This two-day symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC on March 19 and 20, 2011.

For more information contact:

Joshua Nadel, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of History Associate Director, Global Studies Program North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St. Durham NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-6367
Fax: (919) 530-5392
jnadel@nccu.edu

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International Congress of Black Women

November, 25th- December 3rd 2009, Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo

Under the High patronage of the First Lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ms Olive Lembe Kabila.

Continental Women will welcome women from African descent and women from the Diasporas. Theme: The integration of Black Women Resources in the process of economic development and worldwide cooperation.

This historical meeting will provide the opportunity to women of Excellency in all sector of activity, to mentor and inspire young women to fulfil their potential and make impact in nations; to find out about new projects and how to get involved with African and Diasporan.

General presentation

Established in 2003, by Patricia Tseli Faraut, a Cameroonian lady settled in France for 17 years, Africa Femmes Performantes, an African organization is responsible for promoting black women entrepreneurship worldwide by valuing and developing their talents. Africa Femmes Performantes’ responsibility is to associate the voices of African-American women to the construction of specifics bounds between America, Africa and European Diasporas.

“The International Congress of black Women is the First International Congress intended to promote and develop black women entrepreneurship worldwide. Our mission is to collect black talented women who participate actively in the emergence of a new Africa. What constitutes progress? Where are we headed? At a time of major world changes, what forms of progress do black women most need and want? What are our hopes for our future?

How to build a real community of black business women worldwide? This network collects hundreds women from Africa, Caribbean islands, America, Europe, and Asia who lead concrete projects and opportunities in areas such as food-processing industries, Health and Healthiness, Environment, fashion…

This global meeting is an invitation to each of us to discover, celebrate and commit to a more positive Africa through its achievements and potential. Each of us can and must be an actor of this first historical meeting.

ON THE AGENDA!

The Congress will be the moment to challenge conventional thinking, at both a collective and individual level to build specifics bounds between Africa and the Diasporas.

“Africa Femmes Performances’ responsibility to associate the voices of African-American women to the construction of specifics bounds between America, Africa and the Diasporas.

Contribute to modify the negative perception of Africa by Africans, African Americans and neo-diasporan, by emphasizing on the positive achievements in various sectors. To create a global campaign for Africa and the diasporas aimed at mobilizing individuals, sportswomen, artists, institutions, corporations and government in favor of black community.

Get the full dretails on the International Congress of Black Women.

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Dance series traces African diaspora-Vancouver audiences will be given a look at ‘bigger map’ of dance

by Deborah Meyers

Les ecailles de la memoire

(The Scales of Memory)

Urban Bush Women/Compagnie Jant-Bi

The Vancouver Playhouse

Friday-Saturday

Tickets 604-801-6225

www.dancehouse.ca

“The original impulse was embarrassment,” confessed Jim Smith. He was explaining how he and co-producer Barb Clausen came to build DanceHouse, Vancouver’s new large-scale contemporary dance series, which gets underway this Friday with the presentation of Les ecailles de la memoire, by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Urban Bush Women and Compagnie Jant-Bi from Senegal.

“Whenever we had conversations with colleagues in other parts of the country,” Smith said, “all we’d hear was: Oh poor you, in Vancouver. The onus has always been on you to get on a plane, to go somewhere else, if you wanted to see contemporary dance of a certain scale. Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa all have ongoing series of this kind, and we were very aware of what was lacking as a result of not having this stimulus in the community.” Get all of the information.

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Women of the African Diaspora Website Celebrates First Anniversary


Website for Black Women is about to unveil a new look for its anniversary.

Rotterdam, NL/Stockholm, SWE October 29, 2008 – Women of the African Diaspora website is having a birthday complete with gifts for its readers. The website, which celebrates Black women, will unveil its new look and a new domain name on November 1, 2008.

“Women of the African Diaspora website is simply better than ever,” says Sandra Rafaela, Women of the African Diaspora’s co-founder and co-editor. “We are working very hard to create a website that provides information, inspiration and more for Black women around the world.”

Women of the African Diaspora website leverages the global reach of the Internet to share relevant news, event notices and showcase a wide range of talented Black women including authors, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and others. And with Black women living on virtually every continent, it certainly has a large market.

“Women of the African Diaspora’s website content is very compelling and shines a positive spotlight on Black women that main stream media far too often ignores,” says Adrianne George, Women of the African Diaspora‘s co-founder and co-editor. “The number of visitors to the site has increased each month over the past year, and our new look and new domain name make us the perfect choice for advertisers who want to reach the important market of Black women consumers.”

The year has been marked with highlights for the Women of the African Diaspora co-editors, with Ms. Rafaela’s Afro European Sisters Network blog being awarded blogged’s “great” rating. Ms. George’s Black Women in Europe blog was a member of a credentialed blogging team at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Her blog also won the Helping Hand Award, a 2009 Black Web Award for Best European Website, and was a finalist for a 2008 Black Weblog award.

Within the next year, Ms. Rafaela and Ms. George have big goals for the website: to introduce new categories including a section showcasing photographers, increase the number of visitors, attract quality advertisers, and continue to fill every page of Women of the African Diaspora with inspiration and information for Black women.

“We’ve come so far in just one year,” explains George. “We haven’t just built a website, we’ve built a community with the Women of the African Diaspora Social Network. Rafaela explains, “We have really enjoyed meeting accomplished and positive Black women while providing them with a unique platform for exposure. We’re ready to take on year two.”

Anniversary gifts are provided by Creating Tomorrow, iPavilion, Marsha T. Jenkins, Lutishia Lovely, and Victoria Wells.

More information is available at http://blackwomenineurope.com.

Contact: Sandra Rafaela sandra@blackwomenineurope.com
Adrianne George adrianne@blackwomenineurope.com

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