Pan African Unity Dialogue
The Pan African Unity Dialogue was initially convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century out of recognition of the emergence of a “new African community” in the U.S.; a community enriched by the arrival of increasing numbers of Continental Africans and people of African descent from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Residing in the same neighborhoods does not necessarily mean that these diverse African people will unite to advance their mutual interests in a society where individual and institutional racism remain barriers to Black progress.
Mission and Goal
The mission of the Pan African Unity Dialogue is to “practice Pan Africanism in the United States,” the “African Diaspora,” by promoting unity, cooperation and action between Continental Africans, Caribbean Americans, Afro-Latinos and African Americans. The goal is to achieve social, economic and political empowerment for people of African descent, Black people, in the U.S. and the global Black community.
To achieve this mission and goal the Pan African Unity Dialogue functions to:
- Promote cultural and historical exchanges about people of African descent from Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and the U.S.
- Facilitate information-sharing about the background, programmatic priorities and calendar of events of the Participants.
- Explore ways to impact local, state and national policies affecting people of African descent in the U.S.
- Provide updates on the social, economic and political status of people of African descent in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America and to act to ameliorate or resolve crises, promote democracy, development and Black empowerment.
- Mobilize/organize collective actions to promote and defend the interests of people of African descent in the U.S. and the Pan African World as necessary and appropriate.
Recent Pan African Unity Dialogue posts — View all PAUD posts
There is no way to describe the February 22nd Malcolm X Commemorative Session of the Pan African Unity Dialogue but AWESOME! We had a full house with more than 75 PAUD Participants and Special Guests in attendance. Given the current state of affairs with IBW, including intensive plans for the March 7th Rally, the Summation will synopsize some of the major highlights of this extraordinary Session: After Invocation by Mary France Daniels and Welcome by Estela Vazquez…
U.S. Civil Rights and Human Rights Groups Say Water is a Human Right — Express Solidarity with Struggle for Water Rights in Nigeria. February, 10, 2020, New York — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) released a Statement today calling for a national and international movement to declare access to water a human right that should not be subject to profiteering by corporate interests. The Statement was released against the…
The Pan African Unity Dialogue Congratulates AU For Brokering Historic Sudan Power-Sharing Agreement July 26, 2019, New York — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) congratulates the parties in Sudan on the recent signing of the historic power-sharing agreement and the African Union (AU) for mediating and facilitating the process. Under terms of the agreement signed last week between the Alliance for Freedom and Change coalition and military officers:…
February 23, 2019, New York, NY — Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Malcolm X Commemorative Meeting. Special Guests Congresswoman Karen Bass and H.E. Fatima Kyari Mohammed, African Union Ambassador to the United Nations.