PAN is hosting an end-of year gathering to celebrate our successes and affirm our collective strength! Last year, we paid tribute to the life and work of Nelson Mandela where nearly 100 people gathered to speak about the struggle against Apartheid of the past decades.
We will use this year’s program to highlight the Ebola crisis and its impact.
Building on existing false perceptions about Africa that focus solely on disease, poverty, and negative imagery, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has dominated the news over the past few months. Understanding the impact of Ebola will provide a glimpse into how diseases of poverty, lack of infrastructure and failure of effective governance can threaten the stability and dignity of communities. Our best response is compassionate accompaniment and strategic advocacy to combat stigma and advance humanitarian intervention for long-term sustainability. We pray with opened eyes, hearts and hands for the comfort and healing of families, communities and nations.
We will have short presentations and dialogues and celebrate our successes as we share our strategies for collective efforts moving forward. We invite you to join us and our allies to hear testimonies from our communities and stand together to affirm Africa is More Than Ebola!
The PAN Team: Reverend Kelvin Sauls, Dr. Derethia DuVal, Muadi Mukenge, Gerald Lenoir, Cornelius Moore, Walter Turner & Nunu Kidane
AIDS Healthcare Foundation * African Advocacy Network * African Communities Together * Black Alliance for Just Immigration Global Exchange * Global Fund for Women * Inga Congolese Community * International Development Exchange
Tegloma Sierra Leone Community * USA for Africa * U.S. Africa Network
Friday, November 21st
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Akili Dada Global Sisterhood Concert
Support the work of Akili Dada, a Kenya-based leadership incubator nurturning the next generation of African women leaders
All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to supporting the work of Akili Dada, an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of young African women from underprivileged backgrounds, whose commitment to the underserved is transforming their communities.
Alumnae of Akili Dada's scholarship program and the Executive Director, Purity Kagwiria, will be there to share more about the organization as well.
This event will feature a panel discussion with UC Berkeley faculty members on the most pressing global challenges related to gender, and UC Berkeley's role in addressing them. It will take place in Blum Hall.
*Edward Miguel* is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental & Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley. Ted’s main research focus is African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, environment,
and productivity for the poor. Ted has written two books, “Africa’s Turn?” and, with Ray Fisman, “Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations”. Economic Gangsters has been translated into ten languages, and the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof praises it as “smart and eminently readable” and his writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Forbes, and the New York Times. Ted has S.B. degrees in both Economics and Mathematics from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
Monday, December 1
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) presents
film screening of
"The Far End of the Road"
Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA
In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1, GAIA invites you to the West Coast premiere of “The Far End of the Road” a documentary film showcases GAIA’s life-saving work at the frontlines of the fight against HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi, where 1 in 6 lives with HIV......read more......