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About Us

Priority Africa Network (PAN) is an Oakland-based non-profit that supports and advocates for Black immigrant communities, working as 'bridge builder' between Black immigrants and African Americans.  I 


Through providing access to information, networking and capacity building; uplifting cultural beauty and vibrancy, PAN empowers and makes visible the presence and contributions of Black immigrants.  


PAN’s unique African Diaspora Dialogues program makes  vital connections between Black immigrants and African Americans, paving consistent path towards intentional integration, and identifying a common agenda towards the struggle for racial equity and immigration-justice.


Priority Africa Network builds intergenerational bridges within the African diaspora to advance Pan-Africanism ideals that enable an inclusive and equitable society for all people.” 

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Meet the Team

PAN's work is made possible by the contributions of our staff, board of directors and community volunteers. The collective experience of activists, academics and leaders committed to the wellness of humanity and uplift of the African diaspora advances PAN's vision!

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Nunu Kidane

Executive Director

Yoel Haile

Co Director

Mike Gebreselassie

Co Director

Debora Tolessa

Program & Research Coordinator

Board of Directors

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