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Visualize Change

Africa Volunteer Corps

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Visualize Change

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Visualize Change is an event to change the conversation about Africa, to create opportunities for nuanced and informed dialogue, to emphasize local voices in the conversation about African development, and to encourage positive action. Organized in partnership with AfriMETRO, the Council of Young African Leaders, and the CUNY University Student Senate, the goal is to inform and inspire while raising funds for AVC. There will be a screening of positive and empowering short films about Africa, highlighting local activists, along with a panel discussion. We are also excited to announce that this year’s event will feature our 1st annual AVC Action Award to honor a leader for positive change in Africa.

AVC Action Award Honoree: Saran Kaba Jones, Founder of FACE Africa

Films:

Africa Rising (62 mins) portrays the grassroots movement to end female genital mutilation. Traveling through Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania, the film shows the ground-up movement to change a centuries-old tradition from within and the incredible power of locals to make a difference in their own communities.

The Thing That Happened (22 mins) profiles Hope North Vocational and Secondary School, a sanctuary for children affected by the civil war in northern Uganda, be they former child soldiers, orphans, or displaced persons. Founded by Ugandan Okello Sam, Hope North is an inspiring example of the possibilities of healing, humanity, and local activism.

Panelists:

Paula Heredia, Director of Africa Rising

Dalumuzi Mhlanga, Founder and CEO of Lead US Today

Divine Muragijimana, President of the Council of Young African Leaders and Editor-in-Chief of Applause Africa
 
Special Guest Appearance by Directors of the Salama Center, one of AVC's local NGO placements in Tanzania.

Africa Volunteer Corps currently has 7 Tanzanian volunteers working at 7 local development projects in the Kilimanjaro region. Next year AVC aims to place 20 volunteers at 20 projects across Tanzania. Monies raised from Visualize Change will be used to support these young changemakers.
Have questions about Visualize Change? Contact Africa Volunteer Corps

When & Where


City University of New York Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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Africa Volunteer Corps

Africa Volunteer Corps (AVC) is a volunteer service fellowship to create African development leaders by training and placing promising future leaders to work for one year at local development projects.  AVC unites passionate, qualified and culturally fluent African volunteers with African NGOs to strengthen local development initiatives and allow fellows to hone practical skills, build mutually beneficial networks and play a vital role in shaping Africa’s future. By working for a full year on locally initiated development projects, promising leaders gain the exposure and experience necessary to envision a positive future for Africa and the skills to make that future a reality.  


Africa Volunteer Corps is a sponsored project of Lift Up Africa (www.liftupafrica.org).

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