Priority Africa Network

Priority Africa Network Priority Africa Network (PAN) is an Oakland based advocacy organization. We promote events on issues related to Africa and the African diaspora.

PAN leads 2 programs to build alliances between Black immigrants and African Americans

Operating as usual

Yea indeed!
09/22/2021

Yea indeed!

Our hearts are broken seeing the horrific images of Haitian asylum seekers being attacked by the US government. We want you to understand that the aggression & violence that the Biden admin is using on Haitian asylum seekers is historic for Black immigrants.

We can count on Biden being anti-Black, BUT our bingo cards did not have U.S. border agents whipping & beating Haitian asylum seekers. Call your Congressional offices and ask them to demand that Biden stop the deportations.

Biden must immediately grant humanitarian parole to Haitian and other Black asylum-seekers at the U.S./Mexico Border, revoke Title 42, end the metering system used to process asylum-seekers and honor international law.

Please find more details about these asks of the Biden administration at https://bit.ly/URGENTACTIONFORBLACKMIGRANTS

Stop the deportations!
09/20/2021

Stop the deportations!

Apply now
09/02/2021

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75% Remote / 25% Travel
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Don’t miss this!
08/20/2021

Don’t miss this!

On Aug 26, hear scholars and activists will shed light on the crisis in US policy that has led to the displacement and demonization of migrants. Speakers at the OBI #RiseUp4Justice national livestream event will share insights on both global migration tensions and pathways to mutual solidarity and bridging.

#Migration #Policy

Register today: https://secure.everyaction.com/vV73yklFtUCbrfd1KsTLEg2

Kwame Nkrumah Festival organizer! PAN board member DR Amina Mama!
08/04/2021
Intervention by Prof. Amina Mama

Kwame Nkrumah Festival organizer! PAN board member DR Amina Mama!

Virtual Book Launch ‘Africa and the Disruptions of the Twenty-first Century’ By Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (Date: 25 March 2021)

Proud of our allies!
08/04/2021

Proud of our allies!

A moment of reflection!
08/03/2021

A moment of reflection!

07/25/2021

After hours and hours of film reviews, we are happy to announce that this year’s selection includes a total of 119 films from 36 countries (25 from Africa and 11 from the diaspora) 🙌🏾 Do you see your country?

Our film festival has always been about embracing the richness, beauty and diversity of Africa and we can’t wait to share this year’s film selections with you! (Oct 8-10) ✨💫✨💫

#SVAFF2021 #SaveTheDate #ComeJoinUs #SeeYouThere #African #FilmFestival #October #SVAFF #AfricanFilm #AfricanTalent #Diversity #AfricanDiaspora

07/23/2021

This weekend marks Weekend5 of #MakinuInThePark, the amazing free programming we've been offering for the whole family at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto! This wonderful program has been fortunate to present the most stellar music and dance Artist from the African Diaspora! We are also committed to offering these classes free to the community, because we want everyone to have access to these healing arts experiences. This weekend, we are blessed to welcome back Nzo Califa Dance Works and Tambores JULIO Remelexo for a 2-day journey to Brazil through African-Brazilian rhythm, dance and song. These are the gifted artists that kicked off #Makinu season with spirit, magic and fervor! If you have not made it out, I encourage you to join us this weekend! Register Now: https://bit.ly/36waAr2

07/14/2021

Welcome to the US-Africa Bridge Building Project!

The US–Africa Bridge Building Project is an initiative to promote mutual solidarity between Africans and Americans. Join us by liking our page as we work to advocate for a world in which everyone pays their fair share to solve common problems.

African Diaspora Film Club | THE NEUTRAL GROUND (2021-07-18)
07/07/2021
African Diaspora Film Club | THE NEUTRAL GROUND (2021-07-18)

African Diaspora Film Club | THE NEUTRAL GROUND (2021-07-18)

MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA AND BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA PRESENT AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM CLUB AT MOAD | THE NEUTRAL GROUND Join us for our monthly series, The African Diaspora Film Club. Modeled after our African Book Club, we will meet once a month to discuss a film that we have all viewed in advance

Thursday July 8 !
07/05/2021

Thursday July 8 !

Join the #AfricansRising “Haiti, The Continuing Struggle for Liberation” webinar on July 8, 2021, at 16h GMT / 12PM ET. We will be joined by Dr Maryse Narcisse, Joel Edouard Vorbe (Fanmi Lavalas), Margaret Prescod (Sojourner Truth Radio Show), Pierre Labossiere (Haiti Action Committee) and will be moderated by Prof. Walter Turner (College of Marin).

Join us as we reflect on the country’s anti-colonial movements and present-day realities. For more information on the speakers and the event, please visit our website at https://buff.ly/2TzFDzz.

Register here: https://buff.ly/3xjmd0w

#Rise4OurLives
#Haiti

06/11/2021

Study African Languages at UC Berkeley, Fall 2021!
-Amharic, Elementary and Intermediate – Assefa Shiferaw
-Igbo, Elementary – Gladys Ajaelo
-Kiswahili, Elementary – David Kyeu
-Arabic – Department of Near Eastern Studies
https://africa.berkeley.edu/AfricanLanguageF2021

Photos from WAA REEM's post
06/08/2021

Photos from WAA REEM's post

PAN is offering 3 FREE tickets to June 10 performance!!Please comment below if interested!!https://www.counterpulse.org/...
06/05/2021
to leave the land and [Re]member

PAN is offering 3 FREE tickets to June 10 performance!!
Please comment below if interested!!

https://www.counterpulse.org/event/performingdiaspora2021/?fbclid=IwAR3wF9xvFrxMOalaDEs6dQnpvX4zWiTHynwgG8xLu-UtPH5TPkNpW-5n3vk

Join CounterPulse as we take a voyage through lasting divides and ancestral wisdom How is tradition alive? How does tradition move across space, time, boundaries and border? Now in it’s eleventh year, CounterPulse’s Performing Diaspora residency supports artists who draw on tradition as a radica...

Celebrating Africa Liberation Day! See Events Coming Up
05/25/2021
Celebrating Africa Day - May 25th

Celebrating Africa Liberation Day! See Events Coming Up

Bringing you celebrations across the US and the African world, recognizing African Liberation Day - May 25th.   Many events are taking place, check out programs for this week from Africans Rising for Justice, Peace & Dignity.

Thanks Bill Fletcher Jr! Looking forward to this
05/22/2021

Thanks Bill Fletcher Jr! Looking forward to this

Join Africans Rising on this insightful webinar on Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: The Past - The Present - The Future hosted by Bill Fletcher on Monday 24th May 2021 from 4pm to 6pm GMT to discuss the roots of Pan-Africanism, assess the state of the movement today and reflect on what the movement will bring to Africans and Africans worldwide.

Speakers: Dwayne Omowale, Dr. Sheila S. Walker, Dr. Firoz Manji, Dr. Amara Enyia, Brian Kagoro

Register here: https://buff.ly/3ueQ7At

#Rise4OurLives
#AfricansRising

Definitely looking forward to this!!
05/06/2021
Register for GRI's Global Black Liberation Solidarity Group

Definitely looking forward to this!!

This group aims to connect Black donor-activists to collectively examine the impacts of race, class, colonialism, privilege and power. You will be part of a collective effort of solidarity and support for Black-led organizing in the Global South. Once you sign up, we'll know you're interested in rec...

Proud to partner on this! Join us!!
04/20/2021
DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA

Proud to partner on this! Join us!!

“Downstream proves Hamadi a significant voice in humanist, activist filmmaking, as well as an emerging figure of note telling African stories from perspectives rooted in the communities from which …

Manuel Pastor of USC doing his magic at the AAN/USF conference ongoing now! African Advocacy Network University of San F...
04/16/2021

Manuel Pastor of USC doing his magic at the AAN/USF conference ongoing now! African Advocacy Network University of San Francisco African Communities Together Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Manuel Pastor of USC doing his magic at the AAN/USF conference ongoing now! African Advocacy Network University of San Francisco African Communities Together Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Our own Gerald Lenoir on Frontline Dispatches
01/19/2021

Our own Gerald Lenoir on Frontline Dispatches

On this special Inauguration Day episode of Frontline Dispatches, Tarso Luís Ramos, Executive Director of Political Research Associates, joins host Gerald Lenoir. With the recent insurrection and attack on the Capitol, we witnessed authoritarianism, white supremacy, and the Neo-Nazi movement running full throttle with no signs of slowing. Ramos will draw on his 25 years of researching and challenging the US right-wing to discuss ways in which we can defeat this mobilization in the Biden-Harris era. Tune in Wednesday, January 20th, at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

Plan to join!!
01/10/2021

Plan to join!!

This Monday, January 11, 2021, at 5:30pm: Join the SF Immigrant Rights Commission for a virtual Special Hearing on Immigration Reform and COVID-19 in 2021 and beyond.

Don’t miss!
12/28/2020
African Diaspora Film Club | MR. SOUL! (2021-01-10)

Don’t miss!

IMAGE CREDIT: SOUL! director Stan Latham stands with cameraman on set for the interview between Host/Producer of the TV show SOUL! Ellis Haizlip with filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baaddass Song) in a scene from the film Mr. SOUL! DIRECTED BY MELISSA HAIZLIP. Photo by Chester Hi

12/18/2020
Africans Rising

Africans Rising

The program Political Violence & Conflict in Ethiopia scheduled for Saturday, December 19th has been cancelled.

We apologize for the change but we encountered problems that could not be resolved on time.

We continue to find says to present the most balanced and informative sessions on the conflict. Stay tuned.
Asante. Thank you!

#AfricansRising
#Rise4OurLives

Thanks Cornelius Moore!!
12/04/2020
African Diaspora Film Club | RALPH ELLISON: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY (2020-12-13)

Thanks Cornelius Moore!!

Join us for our monthly series, The African Diaspora Film Club. Modeled after our African Book Club, we will meet once a month to discuss a film that we have all viewed in advance of the discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Cornelius Moore, co-director of California Newsreel and film se

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PAN and MOAD invite you to join us for this incredibe viewing of a story of resistence!! Boniface Mwangi Kĩng'ori G. Kanyi Cornelius Moore Africa Today - KPFA 94.1 FM Africa Straight Talk SF Bayview Newspaper
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So proud of PAN, partnering with Thousand Currents and Africansinthe Diaspora is hosting this event. Brilliant thinker Mazibuko K. Jara in conversation with the dynamic Solome Lemma exploring current global, regional and national dynamics of land and power in South Africa. See details below and RSVP. There's limited space.
http://bit.ly/FreeUdoka Udoka, a gay asylum seeker from Nigeria has been caged in Adelanto Detention facility in California since 2016 when he surrendered himself after a traumatic trek through South and Central America. The trauma haunts him in detention where he has been diagnosed with a severe mental illness and has attempted to take his life. Udoka’s deportation could mean a prison sentence or death and his continued detention could worsen his mental health and suicidality. Join us in demanding he be released on parole immediately so he can access desperately needed treatment for his condition. http://bit.ly/FreeUdoka
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