14th African Union Day Celebration
African Union Day Foundation
Dear Africans and friends of Africa, you are cordially invited!
On Monday, September 9, 2019, Africans in the diaspora, African Immigrants Commission of NY & CT, Mercy College, Bronx African Advisory Council, United African Coalition will holding their 14th African Union Day celebration and 1st Anniversary of launching Daylight Africa. The celebration is dedicated to Captain Mbaye Diagne of Senegal and US soldier Private Emmanuel Mensah of Ghana for their exemplary leadership and supreme sacrifices. Honorary Speakers in their honor are diplomats from Senegal and Ghana.
The celebration is taking place at Mercy College Bronx Campus at 1200 Waters Place, Bronx, New York 10462, from 6:00-9:00 PM. The celebration is open to the public with prior RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-822-5555
African Union Day Foundation had launched Daylight Africa initiative during its 13th African Union Day celebration last year with the following objectives:
Daylight Africa Triangle.
Daylight Africa is an initiative whose programs are premised on three pillars. These are image building for the Continent of Africa, Promoting transparency with the outside world doing business with Africa, and Accurate portrayal of Africa in schools. With the blessing of technology in the 21st century, the world cannot afford camouflaging Africa as a dark, gloomy continent while exploiting the resources behind the closed doors. Daylight Africa was formed to synthesize the said pillars to inspire stakeholder participation in the affairs of Africa.
- Image Building of Africa
All the eyes of this world are on Africa. Africa is now a breadbasket for China, its diamond and gold keep soaring stocks on Wall Street and the London Metal Exchange cannot exist without unearthing Africa’s ore. Unfortunately, in the midst of all of these positive variables about Africa, there are systems out there that want to institutionalize a negative narrative about Africa. Daylight Africa was formed to roll back the frontiers of negativity about Africa and create platforms for positive stories.
2. Promoting Foreign Transparency.
Yes, partnerships exist in Africa. However, the information about partnerships is unclear and is placed in inaccessible archives. Daylight Africa will appeal to the African Union and other stakeholders to be more transparent in putting out the information where well-meaning governments, institutions and individuals can interact with potentialities of partnerships with Africa.
3. Daylight Africa Curricula
Many children from Africa excel in education in the outside world. This trend should be promoted by integrating the cultural etiquette informing the performance of African Children into the school systems outside. A practical possibility would be piloting the Daylight Africa Curriculum public private and Charter Schools where Daylight Africa Curricula are taught with a view to promoting balanced and more accurate Africa contributions to the world. This would be a symbiotic process because while the said schools would muster a diverse and cultural approach in engaging the diaspora, children enrolled in such schools will in turn learn the unparalleled and resourceful spirit of contributions that Africa has always offered to the world.
African Union Day Committee