The Bay Area Community Mourns the Passing of
To the PAN Community:
It is with deep sadness we receive the news of the passing away of
President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
Much has been said about him during his lifetime and will continue to be said for generations to come. He was an unusual man of gentle humility and tenacious stubbornness who refused to compromise on principles of justice and equality.
His life and passing have raised renewed interest in the man and his legacy. It is important to remember him as a man who led and inspired many and to look to him as a model for building and sustaining movements for liberation.
From all of us in the Priority Africa Network (PAN) community, we say Thank You Madiba. We take this moment to pay tribute to your incredible legacy and hope to live up to continue what you started.
As is traditional in the African way, we invite you to join us for a collective mourning and farewell to Madiba.
Saturday, December 21st at 2:00 pm
at the PAN office 6501 Telegraph Avenue, in Oakland
We will gather for what was originally meant to be a holiday celebration to a community tribute to Mandela. Present will be founding members of PAN as well as many others who were active in the anti-apartheid movement in the Bay Area. Please bring something to add to the alter.
Sincerely and with deepest sympathy
The PAN Board
Nunu Kidane, Walter Turner, Muadi Mukenge, Derethia DuVal, Cornelius Moore, Rev. Kelvin Sauls, Gerald Lenoir