Africa Day NYC Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, May 25 to celebrate Africa Day NYC.

WELCOME TO THE AFRICA DAY WEBSITE

 

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the African Union (formerly known as Organization of African Unity) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 25, 1963.

The purpose of Africa Day NYC is to celebrate African unity, the diversity of Africa, our cultures, and the potential of our people on the continent and throughout the diaspora.

We are Proudly African.

Flashback from Africa Day NYC 2020 with Ambassador Fatima Mohammed, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations

Flashback from Africa Day NYC 2020 with South Africa Ambassador to the United Nations, Jerry Matthews Matjila, speaking on behalf of African Union Chairperson, South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa

PROGRAM

We have a great program created to Educate, Inspire, and Empower.

Welcome

Civic Engagement Panel

Panelists: Mohammed Mardah, Chairman, African Advisory Council of the Bronx Borough President's Office; Sadio Yaya Barry, President, Association des Sénégalais d'Amérique; and Gbubemi Okotieuro, Vice President of Government Affairs, Berkeley College. Moderator: Mona Davids, President, Social Impact Strategies

30min

Consul General Oral St. E. Mackie Holder

Keynote Speech by Consul General Oral St. E. Mackie Holder on Barbados’s bi-lateral relationships with African countries. Barbados and the Caribbean countries have always worked with and engaged their brother and sisters on the continent and throughout the Diaspora.

10min

Immigration and The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Panel

Panelists: Mandisa Mashego, Managing Director, The Mill Holdings; Vuyo Zungula, President, African Transformation Movement; and Jamie Mighti, Political Analyst, Jozi to Lagos Podcast. Moderator: Mona Davids, President, Social Impact Strategies

35min

NY State Senator Kevin S. Parker

Remarks from NY State Senator Kevin S. Parker.

5min

NYC Council Member Kevin C. Riley

Remarks from NYC Council Member Kevin C. Riley.

5min

NY State Assembly Member Charles Fall

Remarks from NY State Assembly Member Charles Fall.

5min

African Community Honors Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

African Community Honors Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Honoree of the Year for Outstanding Support for the African Community

15min

Africa Health Check Panel

Panelists: Dr. Christina Coyle, Jacobi Medical Center and Mr. Gordon Tapper, Founder, Give Them A Hand Foundation Moderator:  Ambroise Ngande, African Advisory Council

25min

Women Equalising Skewed Economic Power Relations Panel

Panelists: Nonhle Mbuthuma, Spokesperson, Amadiba Crisis Committee; Ntombenhle Khathwane, Founder, AfroBotanics; and Inimfon Etuk, Founder, She Forum Africa Moderator: Mandisa Mashego, The Mill Holdings

35min

South Africa’s Future Panel

Panelists: Kim Heller, Writer, Political Strategist, and Commentator; Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Spokesperson, National Union of Metal Workers of South African (NUMSA); and Dr. Sipho Seepe, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Zululand

Moderated by:

Mona Davids, President, Social Impact Strategies

35min

Africa Open For Business – Ghana: Ghana, Africa’s Silicon Valley Panel

Panelists: Rabiu MaudeChief Executive Officer, Sterling Plus Limited;  Dr. Nanayaa Owusu Prempeh, Chief Executive Officer, Tin-ifa International Company; and Isaac Kusi, Founder and CEO, Krismark. Moderator: Mapaseka Muroa, The Afro Mavericks and Political Quickie

35min

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

We are excited to announce our great line up of speakers for Africa Day NYC 2021. (In Formation)

Ruben Diaz Jr.
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Ruben Diaz Jr.

City of New York

Oral St. E. Mackie Holder
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Oral St. E. Mackie Holder

Barbados

Kevin Parker
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Kevin Parker

New York State Senate

Kevin C. Riley
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Kevin C. Riley

New York City Council

Vuyo Zungula
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Vuyo Zungula

Parliament of South Africa

Mohammed Mardah
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Mohammed Mardah

African Advisory Council

Sadio Yaya Barry
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Sadio Yaya Barry

Association des Sénégalais d’Amérique

Mandisa Mashego
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Mandisa Mashego

The Mill Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Bourema (Naby) Niambele
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Bourema (Naby) Niambele

Conseil Superieur de la Diaspora Malienne

Mamadou Bah
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Mamadou Bah

Guinean Community of America (GUICA)

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola
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Phakamile Hlubi-Majola

National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA)

Mona Davids
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Mona Davids

Social Impact Strategies

Dr. Sipho Seepe
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Dr. Sipho Seepe

University of Zululand

Kim Heller
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Kim Heller

Writer, Political Strategist, and Commentator

Ambroise Ngande
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Ambroise Ngande

African Advisory Council

Gbubemi Okotieuro
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Gbubemi Okotieuro

Berkeley College

Stephanie A. Arthur
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Stephanie A. Arthur

African Advisory Council

Famod Konneh
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Famod Konneh

NYC Health + Hospital/ Test and Trace Corps

Dr. Nanayaa Owusu Prempeh
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Dr. Nanayaa Owusu Prempeh

Tin-ifa International Company

Mapaseka Muroa
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Mapaseka Muroa

The Afro Mavericks and Political Quickie

Rabiu Maude
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Rabiu Maude

Sterling Plus Limited

Mymoena Davids
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Mymoena Davids

Social Impact Strategies

Jamie Mighti
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Jamie Mighti

Jozi to Lagos Podcast

Passyna Bulabula
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Passyna Bulabula

African Advisory Council

Inimfon Etuk
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Inimfon Etuk

She Forum Africa

Nonhle Mbuthuma
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Nonhle Mbuthuma

Amadiba Crisis Committee

Ntombenhle Khathwane
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Ntombenhle Khathwane

AfroBotanics

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Thank you to our supporting organizations for your collective leadership in celebrating Africa Day NYC.

CONTACT US

For more information and media inquiries contact:

Mona Davids
Social Impact Strategies
E: mona@socialimpactstrategies.us
P:  +1 646 872 8149

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