Thursday, September 5, 2013

The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Celebrates Kwame Nkrumah with Sister Affiong L. Affiong in College Park, Georgia

WADU Celebrates Nkrumah with Honorable Affiong in Africa Year ‘50’
The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Georgia is inviting members of the community to welcome the Honorable Sister Affiong L. Affiong on Saturday, September 7, 2013 as a tribute to the late great President Kwame Nkrumah. Dr. Nkrumah is celebrated annually by Pan Africanists across the world on September 21 and throughout the month of September. Dr. Nkrumah is accepted as one of the foremost leaders in modern history. Ms. Affiong work is guided by the work of Dr. Nkrumah who declared that “All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean or in any other part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation.”
Affiong’s visit to the African Diaspora at a critical time of the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement under the direction of the U.S. government when the rights and self-determination of African people in the USA, in Africa and other former colonized and enslaved populations in the world are compromised due to relentless attacks by Western powers. Her visit also coincides with major activities and engagements of the African Union with the U.S. government, the United Nations and key members of the African Diaspora during the month of September as part of the AU Pan Africanism and Renaissance (PAAR) 50 agenda.Her invitation by the leadership of WADU is to build a strong Pan African front across the African world to promote and protect Africans in the 21st century.


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Sister Affiong L. Affiong is the Executive Director of the Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre based in Accra and London, and is co-founder of Moyo wa Taifa, a Pan African Women’s Network created to establish links between African women on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Born in Nigeria, Affiong’s political life began as a student activist at the University of Ibadan, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science with honors degree in Political Science. She obtained a second degree in Law from the Univers ity of Lagos, where she developed her work as a student leader and political organizer in the Students Representative Council and the National Association of Nigerian Students. She was arrested and incarcerated with other student leaders by for challenging and mobilizing mass support against the military government’s attempts repress the independent student union movement. A dynamic public speaker, broadcaster, lecturer, organiser and cultural ambassador, she is an advocate of human rights including women’s rights, reparations, debt repudiation, social justice and development.
The community is urged to participate in this feast on Saturday, September 7, 2013/6:00 p.m. at the Bole Ethiopian restaurant in honor and in recommitment to the Pan African charge for the liberation and unification of African people, as a global African family. Affiong will also be joined by other reputable leaders in the movement. The restaurant is located at 1650 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA, 30337. Please contact us at wadupam@aol.com or Mr. Thutmose @404-308-2553.
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