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Caribbean and Organization of American States African Diaspora Affairs

The  COADA

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The  COADA

THE START OF CARIBBEAN OAS AFRICAN DIASPORA AFFAIRS WITH AU, FAU, EU, UN AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AS PART OF THE KWANZAA AFRICAN DIASPORA UNITY SUMMIT, JAN. 28, 2012, HOWARD UNIVERSITY

ATTENDEES (Represented Organizations and NGOs-Alphabetical Order):

AAPRP (All African Peoples Revolutionary Party, Washington, D.C. Chapter);ACLC (African Canadian Legal Clinic, Toronto, Ontario); CAND (Confederation of African National Descendants, Guyana);  EABIC-NJU (New Jerusalem University of the Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress, Inc., Miami);  Friends of the African Union (Washington, D.C.); (FMAH) Friends of Museum of African Heritage, Guyana); Gullah Geechee News (Hallandale Beach, Florida); HABESHA, Inc., African Youth Organization (Atlanta, Georgia and Baltimore, Maryland); LCPAN (Leadership Council for Pan African Nationalism, coalition of 20 groups, Washington, D.C.); Moyo Taifa Pan African Solidarity Centre (Accra, Ghana); NBUF (National Black United Front, Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.); NBWA (National Black Women in Agriculture, Oklahoma);  Nkrumah Brotherhood (Philadelphia, PA ); NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects, Howard University); PABTC (Pan African Business and Trade Center, Accra, Ghana), PADU (Pan African Diaspora Union, Los Angeles, CA); PAOC (Pan African Organizing Committee, Charleston, South Carolina);  PAYC (Pan African Youth Corps, Seattle, Washington); Per Ankh Smai Tawi (St. Croix, Virgin Islands); RNA (Republic of New Africa, as Observer, Not as Voting Member at the Gathering); RUF (Reparations United Front, Beverly Hills, CA); SRDC (Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus, Baltimore, Maryland, Portland, Oregon, Nashville, Tennessee); UNIA-ACL (parent body of Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, Washington, D.C.); UNIA-ACL LDF (UNIA Legal Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.).

ORGANIZATIONS NOT ATTENDING (But which sent letters of support and giving their proxy vote to the four major issues at the unity gathering):

Caribbean OAS African Diaspora Affairs, Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, CA; RBL Enterprises, Berkeley, CA;  Mothers for Africa—Sekyiaabea Foundation, Pasadena, CA; NBLC (National Black Leadership Coalition, Florida); Friends of Tanzania, and Zanzibar International Film Festival, Long Beach, CA; Ghanaian American Association, Compton, CA; CBEA (Canadian Black Education Association, Toronto); Pan African Association of Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia, Canada); CBPO (Collective Black People Movement, Atlanta, GA); CABO (Central American Black Organization, Bluefields, Nicaragua). Sample letters are attached to this report.

STIPULATED AGREEMENT FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS TO ATTEND THE GATHERING:

To attend and vote, all organizations had to be

(a) Committed to building the African Union and to contributing to the unification and development of Africa,

(b) Committed to assist and participate with the African Diaspora in joining the AU as voting members, and;

(c) Committed to recognize Africa as their motherland and to use their networks to spread the word of the AU-Diaspora process and implementation.
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