How Can Africans Unite? Open Dialogue

Date: 5/06/2013
Time: 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

How Can Africans Unite? Open Dialogue
Presented by the Wagner Student Association for Africa (WSAFA)
Co-sponsored by the Africans Views Organization, AAVOON Computer Solution, and
the AfriMETRO Organization

Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere confessed during the his 21st century African Unity Speech on 6 March 1997 in Accra that the African states' independent founding fathers did not pursue the objective of African unity with the vigor, commitment and sincerity that it deserved.

The first President and Prime Minister of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, said that 'the People of Africa are crying for unity.

Unity seems just as relevant now, as it was then. Nelson Mandela has a dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of the continent. But the question remains after the feel-good poetry has waned, how can Africans unite? This is the question in mind of most Intelligent Africans all over the world.

How can Africans unite? The unity people are demanding is not that of cultural homogeneity, but that of cultural diversity. Some are even saying there is no need for leaders, just functional systems. Many are looking for unity beyond the oceans. These conversations have already started in many academic places.

Please join us in this open dialogue as we explore the most objective mechanism for achieving the goal of a politically and economically united Africa in this generation.