The 2019 Africa Summit in Colorado
In the United States we are at the tail-end of what is known as the summer season. This means its hot out here. Many of you have taken time off for a summer rest or vacation, a sabbatical, time for some study, or perhaps just a couple of days to unwind with family and friends. We wish you the very best during this time!
At Africa Agenda, while some of us had a few days to rest, our team has been busy prepping for the next Africa Summit in Colorado. We are pleased to announce the 2019 Africa Summit organized by Africa Agenda. The summit holds on Friday, November 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The theme is: You Have an Impact – Breaking the Africa Stereotype. The summit is a signature program of Africa Agenda, an activity that ties in with the organization’s mission to bring change to the reporting of African news.
With each summit we take the extra step to make it a grassroots effort, let by you, the people, and for the people in the community. And we mean it when we say grassroots. That’s why we are inviting and bringing everyone together, over food, drinks, music, to this year’s event; high school and college students, professors, community leaders, politicians, business people, to discuss the issues that impact us and seek solutions to Africa challenges. A key feature this year is the expansion of table discussions from 10 to 15 tables. Discussions will be facilitated by experts, followed with a report from each table. A report from the 2018 summit will be available for pick up by participants.
Why are we doing this? As our tireless board chairman, A. Scott DuPree, said, despite all of our efforts to bring change and make a difference, “the realities sometimes get lost behind a curtain of invisibility.” Africans and the African continent are still the victims of plenty of misinformation and stereotypes. Therefore, the work to change things is not a one-time effort. This must go on for as long as Africa stereotyping and misinformation continues.
As you wind down the summer, we ask that you mark the date, Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m. on your calendar for another rendezvous – another Africa extravaganza – with Africa Agenda.
For now, please follow the attached links to learn more. We will keep you posted!
Archived Messages from our Director
– Let 2019 Be A Year of Action!