A Safe Space for Truth Telling (a prerequisite for reconciliation and healing)
As a Board Member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum, my personal aspiration is to help Focus and Promote the African heritage; assist in Bridging the information gap that perpetuates the ignorance and divisiveness, while Highlighting the heritage of our African American families and their invaluable role in the building of America.
The Museum is a historical gem, an agent for transformative change, helping perfect our Union, by contributing to the building of bridges; a needed concerted effort to overcome centuries of systemic racism -- a menace eating at the heart of humanity.
Pan African Festival TT *
Building Bridges: Africa and the Diaspora[graphic - P.S. Spencer.]
Re-establishing Long Lost Links of Kinship Ghana and Trinidad & Tobago: PanaFest & Emancipation Day
On going consultations with parties (incl. UCC RVC) in the diaspora and in Ghana - The Year of Return and Panafest - and the Wakanda City of Return, Cape Coast)
Preparing for 4th ANEC In Houston Texas August 5 - 8, 2021ANEC - AFRICAN NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS·ANEC is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church/Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees, and Travelers (PCMRT) to give African Catholics a SPACE to help build and grow the Church.
National Association of African Catholics in the USA
An apostolate by Africans, for Africans, with Africans, in African Catholic communities within the continental USA approved and promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Inspired by the African proverb: "A broomstick can easily be broken, but when broomsticks are tied together to become a broom, the broom will bend but not break."
ACA of DMV
African Catholic Association in the DC/MD/VA“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”. (Hebrews 13:2)
One in the Spirit One in the Lord
Our group is pioneering a process of promoting the culture of more efficient giving back no matter how small starting with our alma mater. Any time is a good time to give back.
The Class of APSU 1978/80 is part of the St. Augustine’s Past Students’ Union (APSU) the Alumni Association of St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast Ghana, a Premier Catholic School.
Promoting a culture of more efficient giving to our alma mater by facilitating the building of an Endowment Fund. Help the consolidation of an alumni association - APSU USA Alumni Association. This is to provide a formidable support structure and program to leverage the knowledge, the expertise, the networks and the financial widow's mite of alums (APSUnians), as we strive to make impactful social change both at home and in whatever corner of the world we find ourselves. APSU USA Website
national association of african catholics in the usa
Inspired by the African proverb: "A broomstick can easily be broken, but when broomsticks are tied together to become a broom, the broom will bend but not break." This is an endeavor of tying Broomsticks into a bendable but unbreakable Broom. Together we HOPE to emerge from the dark shadows and be seen and heard for who we are; an integral part of the Church and the human family .
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We want to go far, so we are striving to go it together; embracing our differences, warts and all, and confronting our common and unique challenges as we work in communion to help heal and grow our Church. We will be the SALT and help perfect this Union, our common home, united in purpose connecting broken and fractured communities across our new beloved country.
african catholics association in the dc/md/va
We stand at a defining moment…our recent sorrow and shame do not define us…as people of faith who have been tossed about by waves of unsettling revelations...I know in my heart and I believe you know in your hearts as well: Jesus is in the boat with us even in turbulent times. (Ref. Archbishop Gregory's homily at his Mass of Installation)
🕯 Assisting in connecting fragmented African Catholic communities in Worship and Service in the DMV🕯 Promoting awareness of the presence of African Catholics, their cultures and respective heritage in the DMV as we contribute to building the Church and live our Catholic faith🕯 Helping member communities meet their pastoral needs and social obligations🕯 Give voice to the voiceless by echoing and amplifying the cries for help from the Mother continent
NGO Committee on ffd
Financing Development in the Post-2015 EraMobilizing the global voice of civil society for a more effective input into the international preparations for a UN declaration and follow-up process on the "Post-2015 Development Agenda" and the Third UN COnference on Financing for Development. Partnering with: A mechanism for building a joint civil society platform to generate greater civil society interest and advocacy for seeing the platform goals realized. Help facilitate the formulation of a declaration by a representative group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for presentation at the next United Nations Summit to launch the Post-2015 Development Agenda and at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in 2015. Engaging representatives of NGOs from around the world in developing a statement in conjunction with the preparatory process underway at the United Nations. Provide civil society organizations monitoring the FFD process an opportunity to forge common positions across the various consultation exercises. A coordinated, coherent joint position of accredited non-governmental organizations targeting the international gathering of governments and individual Member States is more effective in raising the visibility of the social justice concerns of civil society.
Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN) at the UN
Assisting ADIN, an African NGO with special accreditation to ECOSOC, achieve the following objectives:1. Ensure regular presence at ECOSOC / UN Women events, as well as at UN NGO meetings to facilitate African CSO advocacy.2. Help in developing a common agenda of African NGO representatives to UN Summits and special events at the HQ in New York; building on the platform for African voices in the UN FFD process -- (a la the Africa Caucus of the Monterrey Conference), 3. Assist in actively building and nurturing a network of African CSO around the FFD process and the Post-2015 Development Agenda /SDGs. 4. Facilitate ADIN in the solicitation of grants and resources to implement local and regional projects/programs
The Mandan, ND Initiative
"Health Care, Brain Drain, Technology Transfer, Migration and the Politics of Race Relations”Besides the obvious "piracy" or “poaching” of healthcare workers from African countries, the prevailing nursing shortage in the USA encourages unethical practices in the recruitment industry that exploit nurses. The impact that this home-grown solution has on poor African countries is often ignored in the US national political discourse. In today’s political climate, it is almost impossible for elected officials to look beyond narrow local interest and adopt win-win-win pragmatic solutions to address the challenge of affordable healthcare and the issue of immigration.This is a bold civic initiative that directly confronts not just the symptoms but the root causes of a multi-facet problem from all its angles. It has started a multi-stakeholder conversation guided by the UN dialogue on international migration and development process to identify “concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications”. It seeks to bring together the Madan community, the Vibra Hospital and the recruited nurses with ties to Africa, all with shared interests, to identify and adopt joint ventures that can provide unique solutions with positive commercial and social returns for all parties. (pending)
Ghana - Diaspora SME Advocacy Re-focusing the mobilization of resources -- seed capital and expertise -- from ODA and FDI to diaspora "remittances", and encourage investments in commercially viable social ventures. A platform to advocate for an enabling business environment for the Ghanaian Diaspora to invest in SME sustainable development business ventures and grow the Ghanaian private sector. Project Proposal: Via the UN FFD process, interfacing with the Ghana Mission Diaspora Desk in New York and the Ghanaian Diaspora community, promote the work of the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) and highlight progress of private sector development and entrepreneurship in Ghana to key partners and the media in Washington, DC, and New York City .
Residential HousingHomeownership and affordable rents: Though the real estate market in most urban centers in Ghana is quite resilient, the high capital threshold for entry makes it impossible for middle and low-income households to buy or invest. With the banks and financial institutions facing bottlenecks that impede easy access to financial services and mortgages, affordable capital for residential accommodation is non existent; making such undertakings a high stakes venture for the privileged few individuals and companies.Current Project: A real estate venture in Takoradi partnering with a South African holding company, targeting the Ghanaian Diaspora in Europe and in the USA as investors and clients, using the timeshare financing model. Based on tested business models of the Teshie Nungua Estates and the Taysec Orchid Gardens.
Health CareA decently-equipped health facility to serve both the general public and employees of the growing oil sectorProject Proposal: Refurbishing and repurposing the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital - a Private Public Partnership initiative with a consortium of Healthcare Professionals, Oil Companies and the Regional GovernmentTested model. India’s private health care industry.
Responsible ConsumptionPromote South-South trade providing quality affordable consumer ready products from Africa at competitive prices, creating local jobs, supporting responsible consumption and healthy lifestyles.Current Project: Partnership with a member of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) and a SA holding company. Slogan:“Spreading the love and health benefits of wine. Embracing new friendships and good health” (a.g.) Selling wines and promoting responsible drinking and campaigning against domestic violence.
Innovative Mobile-Tech SolutionsA platform to promote innovative solutions for delivering health services and training. Affordable mobile technology for health care solutions, and teaching / training skills that are in high demand, adaptable for the African Market - Designing apps and web-based tools for solving real day-to-day problems.
Pilot Project: A prototype product for wirelessly transmitting patients’ data/vitals stats to qualified healthcare professional for timely and affordable care.
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