AFRICA & The Diaspora: A "GATHERING" for Critical Conversation Dialogue Strategy Toward Peace Unity Prosperity
Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
On Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc. will hold a free and public Gathering at the renowned Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre located at 2031 Fifth Avenue, Harlem, New York 10035 at 125th Street, just blocks from the world-famous Apollo Theatre. The purpose of the Gathering is to heighten awareness and present the truth, which mainstream media and governments fail to do, concerning the mortal conflicts, crises and tensions in Africa and their affects on Africa’s descendants, their children and the future of humanity. Critical Conversation in Community, Dialogue-Discussion in the Diaspora and the Creation of (the first) Afrikan Unity of Harlem International Community Center headline the Gathering’s agenda.
Informal conversation and dialogue-discussion with the “Community Family,” here and abroad, and brothers and sisters with “boots on the ground” presence along with panelists and speakers consisting of those with first-hand information, knowledge and cogent perspective on current events in their homeland of either Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, The Congo, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia will, undoubtedly, provoke and propel strategic thought, the main objective of the Gathering. Urgent current events in Haiti, Jamaica, other areas of The Caribbean and the Northern Hemisphere will also be critically examined, analyzed and discussed via panel discussion with audience interaction. Q&A sessions and multi-media--film, the internet-Worldwide Web-SKYPE, CDs, DVDs, and videos—will serve to corroborate and substantiate the discussions, conversations and reporting and complement the event. Two intermissions will allow time for all to “meet and greet,” interact, enjoy refreshments and cultural/message music.
AUH’s President Ato Hailu and others will discuss the vital need for an International Community Center--a mighty and costly undertaking that requires funding to the tune of several million dollars. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Silence is betrayal,” and Minister Ajaye, AUH’s Vice President and son of The Honorable Queen Mother Moore, will discuss how the practice of The Seven Guiding Principles of Nguzo-Saba can serve to “break the silence.” Minister Ajaye will also speak on his latest book which provocatively and deftly examine “identity.”
For further information contact Event Day Director: Ms. Pason, 917/945.4765 or AUH Representative, Ms. Thomas, 212/694.1610.
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Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc, International
Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc. (AUH) is a not-for-profit founded in Harlem, NY and is an umbrella organizational catalyst that serves to spearhead the empowerment and unity of Afrikan People worldwide. There are four pillars supporting the AUH umbrella: charity, education, religion and science and through these pillars.
The AUH pillar of charity seeks to be a resource conduit to direct those in need to existing facilities that can offer meals, clothing and counseling. Through the education pillar, the AUH collaborates on formulas for economic empowerment; through the pillar of communication, connectivity can begin from the grassroots level from an Afrikan perspective. Under this same pillar, with the assistance and input of Wisdom Keepers," access to hidden truths, knowledge, institution building and leadership training for continuity begins and can be sustained. The pillar of religion can serve to help reinstate moral and soulology through the reconstruction and application of heritage-traditions from Ancient Kush, Nubia and Khemit as well as engender respect for our Wisdom Keepers, parents, children, family and community. The scientific pillar serves to unify Heritage People worldwide by offering a forum to connect and work together to identify and help to resolve Afrika's and diasporic crises in health (HIV/AIDS), nutrition and socio-political concerns.
AUH goal is also to create/build a unique Afrikan-Diasporic International Community Center which will be headquartered in Harlem. Such an Interntional Center would further enable the AUH to strengthen its connection and relationship to the 54 governments of Africa via their Embassies, Missions, Consulates, organizations and peoples of Afrika. The Center would welcome Afrikan peoples of all backgrounds and visitors to feel free to meet and gather to present and discuss various concerns and issues--personal, national, global and/or Continental—and to take advantage of, participate in and contribute to any aspects of AUH’s foundational “pillars”as well as suggest others.
Ato Kassayi Hailu founded AUH in 2001, and serves as President; Minister Ajaye, son of Queen Mother Moore serves as Vice-President.