in 2003, a group of progressive organizations gathered for dialogue on building on the proud history of the US-Africa solidarity work of the Bay Area.  The series of talks, entitled ‘making Africa a priority agenda’ resulted in the forming of a new organization Priority Africa Network (PAN)

That work continues in recognizing the debt of gratitude and acknowledgment we owe to the many activists of the past who laid the foundation for a transnational, multi-racial, inter-generational movement-building agenda that continues today. 


Many of these are founding members of PAN who contribute to struggles for racial and economic equity that lifts us issues of race and immigration today.


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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PAN's work is made possible by the contributions of our staff, Board, and volunteers. Their collective experience as activists, academics, and community leaders who are committed to the wholeness of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora advances the Network's mission.


Nunu Kidane, is the Executive Director leading the majority of the programmatic and administrative operations

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