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In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2015 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
SESSION I: 9:00 am – 10:00
TITLE: Strategies to Address the Healthcare Infrastructure Challenges in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Allen A. Herman, M.B., Ch.B, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen Herman is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He was the founding Dean of the National School of Public Health, Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa.
SESSION II: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
TITLE: Promoting STEM in Africa
Keynote Speaker: Nkem Khumbah, Ph.D.
Mathematics lecturer at the University of Michigan
Coordinator of the STEM-Africa Initiative at the University of Michigan
Executive Curator at the NEF
SESSION III 11:00 am – 12:00 am
TITLE: Engaging and Mobilizing the Diaspora
Keynote Speaker: Barryl A. Biekman, Ph.D.
Netherland Statesman, Social Scientist with expertise on Global African Affairs
Civil Society Representative on International Decade for People of African Descent
At the United Nations
Hermine G. Zossoungbo Ph.D. (abd)/ (African Immigrants)
Founder and President of African Immigrant, is a Sociologist and Cultural Anthropologist and expert on African immigrant/African diaspora and African Women and gender issues.
The Host of the African Health Dialogues, Regina Askia Williams (in New York) will be joined by Diana Childs (in London) – producer of the documentary film, “Silence is not golden,” and other rape victims around the world to discuss the duty and responsibility of disclosure of rape and sexual violence. Everyone knowledgeable or interested in the topic is invited to weigh in on the conversation. You can call in via Skype or phone from anywhere in the world to listen in or contribute to the discussion.
Here is a preview of Silence is Not Golden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6C2xdUTe34&feature=youtu.be
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/884832161613142/
Anti Violence Against Women Act (AVAWA) is an initiative of African Views Organization. African Views is in consultative Status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC.
Happy Women Entrepreneurship Day
This forum is in three parts. Each part is scheduled for one hour. The first part will address the challenges faced by the African Press in doing our work domestically and internationally. Part two, will validate the challenges as legitimate problems because some of our colleagues are often just ranting or confused and in some cases prosecuted for publishing false or defamatory information. Part three will provide us with opportunity to offer our views and ideas on ways and means of strengthening the status of the African press in domestically and around the world.
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Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports focusing on the current plot within the Michigan state legislature to draft yet another scheme to further destroy public education in the city of Detroit amid threats against teachers and parents related to exposure of deplorable conditions within system buildings; further tests in Flint reveal the extensive damage done to the majority African American population and others after the right-wing multi-millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder poisoned the water utilized by the city's 100,000 residents; the African Union is sending a panel to Burundi in an effort to resolve the internal political crisis while accusations of human rights violations by Bujumbura are leveled as the administration of President Pierre Nkurunziza says Rwanda is facilitating the training of rebels in refugee camps; Libya is awaiting yet another imperialist intervention while the so-called Islamic state spreads its influence within the embattled North African state. In the second and third hours we begin a monthlong focus on African American History Month for 2016. The first installment will examine the role of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois in the development of African and African American historical and social scientific studies.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the rapidly developing situation involving the water crisis in Flint; in Chicago a police officer who killed an African American is suing the family saying he suffered trauma as a result of opposition to his actions; the Sudan government is participating in miliary manuevers designed to advance Saudi-GCC objectives in Yemen; South Sudan is hiring 20,000 teachers from the Southern African state of Zimbabwe; and Somalian authorities say that a bomb ripped through a jet plane that killed one person. In the second and third hours we continue our monthlong tribute to African American History Month with an examination of the Dr. W.E.B. DuBois papers which were dedicated at the University of Massuchusetts at Amherst iin 1980. Finally, we look at the situation surrounding the International Criminal Court trial of ousted Ivory Coast President Dr. Laurent Gbagbo who was overthrown by French imperialism.
Wombanist Views welcome Nikki P, creator of Buy From a Black Woman, a platform to showcase what Black Women are leading, moving and shaking, as well as a platform to support business, ideas, the creative spirit that is a Black Woman.
We will discuss this endeavor and why entrepreneurism and cooperative economics are so important for Black women. Tune in to learn about the many ways that you can get involved and support.
Wombanist Views, created, produced, and co-hosted by Cherise Charleswell, is dedicated to broadcasting the voices of women who are doing positive and exciting things in their communities around-the-globe.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program brings you our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a debate is underway over whether to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to the troubled Central African state; the drought is continuing to cause economic problems in the Republic of South Africa where the warmest period on record raises serious concerns; the people of Flint have drawn national and international attention over the poisoning of the water supply by the right-wing millionaire governor acting on behalf of the banks and corporations. However, the situation involving lead contamination is not limited to this industrialized Michigan city. Also more revelations are surfacing over the horrendous conditions prevalent within the Detroit Public Schools where teachers have engaged in wildcat strikes for several months. The Detroit Federation of Teachers submitted 100 photographs as evidence in a lawsuit aimed at improving conditions and ridding the system of emergency management. In the second hour we conclude our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) through an examination of the Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966. Finally we continue the recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Paul L. Robeson, the legendary artist, author, actor and social scientist whose contributions to the world movement against colonialism and imperialism are now being hailed as pioneering and sustaining
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the burgeoning crisis surrounding the poisoning of the water supply in the city of Flint by the right-wing millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder working on behalf of the banks and corporations. Recent tests of water quality in Flint reveals that excessively dangerous levels of lead remain even with the utilization of filters; Detroit Federation of Teachers have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Snyder-controlled public schools immediately clean up the horrendous physical and environmental conditions prevailing in the system which have been subjected to wildcat strikes demanding immediate action and the firing of the emergency manager Darnell Earley who was the EM when the water was switch from the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to the polluted Flint River; the current leadership of the North African state of Tunisia is being further exposed for its links to imperialism and their allies in NATO and Saudi Arabia; and the African Union is meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a myriad of issues require attention including the crises in Burundi, the drought in Africa, the migrant problem in the Mediterranean among other issues. In the second hour we will continue our monthlong tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examining the Memphis Sanitation workers strike of 1968, the final campaign of the Civil Rights and peace activist. Also just this last past week marked the 40th anniversary of the transition of Paul Leroy Robeson, the Pan-Africanist and Communist artist, social scientist and organizer. We look at the life and legacy of Paul Robeson in the final hour of the program.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the role of the United States in supporting terrorist organizations in Syria; climate experts are reporting that 2015 was the warmest year recorded so far in human history; in the Republic of South Sudan discussions are underway surrounding the formation of a functioning national unity government and the restructuring of the political state in the world's newest country; and in the North African state of Libya there are reports of the intervention of foreign troops from the U.S., Britain and Russian who have deployed in support of the recently-announced unity regime. In the second hour we continue our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through an examination of his ideological and political relationship with India. In the final hour we present an archived lecture on the role of the British Cape Colony in South Africa and the transatlantic slave trade.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this broadcast we will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the looming boycott by African American actors over the blatant racism exercised by the Academy of Motion Pictures Awards in their nominations for recognition this year; teachers in Detroit have won another victory when a judge denied a temporary restraining order seeking to halt a series of wildcat strikes protesting the deplorable conditions in existence within the system which is under emergency management by the right-wing Gov. Rick Snyder; the people of Flint have highlighted the complete political bankruptcy of the emergency management program of governing so prevalent in regard to the majority African American populated cities in the state; the government of Tunisia has imposed a curfew after concerns have developed of possible unrest in the North African state; and the Pentagon is threatening a renewed military intervention into Libya under the guise of fighting the Islamic State. In the second our we present a program aired on Jan. 19 over PRN.fm featuring Abayomi Azikiwe discussing the social dynamics surrounding the conditions of African Americans and working people in both Detrot and Flint. In the final hour we continue our monthlong focus on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his work in1967 on eliminating poverty in America as well as other issues.
An Important Nigerian Independence Day Event (October 1st, 12 PM EST)
“Nigerian Diaspora Tele-Forum”
An Initiative Endorsed by Ambassador Habu.
Please be informed that the petition to host regular meetings with the Diaspora representatives and the Nigeria consulate abroad was approved by Ambassador Habib Habu before he left office. We are now in the process of integrating the program as an adopted policy. This is one of the reasons we will be having the first Nigerian Diaspora Teleforum on October 1st, 2015 to mark the Nigerian Independence Day. The forum will serve as a preparation towards the actual launching of the Nigerian Diaspora Forum scheduled to take place on October 31st, 2015 at the Nigeria Consulate in New York. We ask for your support and solidarity in our collective effort to transform Nigeria in becoming a nation that reflects the true value of its best citizens.
Once the program goes live, listeners will see a Skype icon appear next to the guest call-in number, which they need to click on. This will ask listeners to log into an account or to register for a listener account. Once they do, they will need to follow the prompts to call in..
The Nigerian Diaspora Forum is an initiative of African Views Organization
Facilitated in partnership between African Views and NiDO NY
AV tele-forum is an efficient way to connect required intelligence for specific purpose across the world in real-time. The platform also enables general participation in important forums and discussions allowing intellectual and experiential contribution towards the common good and shared concerns.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our regular Pan-African News Wire segment with dispatches on the recent attacks on a four-star hotel in the West African state of Burkina Faso where 23 people were killed including one American and six Canadians; a controversy has developed over the placing of billboard calling for removal of the South African president in Cape Town; in Chicago several police officers are been summoned to testify in the shooting death of an African American youth Laquan MacDonald during 2014; and the White House has declared Flint, Michigan an area in need of federal relieve assistance in light of the contamidation of the water supply as a result of decisions made by Gov. Rick Snyder and his advisors. In the second and third hours we continue our monthlong focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examing his evolving political positions from 1967-68.
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