14th Official African Union Day Celebration in New York

14th Official African Union Day Celebration in New York
African Union Day Celebration in New York

Dear friends and Africa stakeholders,

New York City, New York (8/25/19) --You are cordially invited to the 14th Official African Union Day celebration in New York to be hosted by Mercy College in the Bronx. 


Background:
After several consultative processes with African Union Secretariat at the United Nations, African community leaders, African Entrepreneurs, African clergy, African educators, Africa Stakeholders and New York City and state elected officials in 2006, the African Union Day Foundation was formed with a mission of being the official convener of Africa Day and African Union Day in New York, as well as to participate in the promotion of African Arts and Cultures in the Diaspora. 

The African Union Day Foundation has since worked with city and state elected officials in passing two resolutions from Councilwoman Annabel Palma for September 9th African Union Day in the city and Assemblyman Hakeem Jefferies for May 25th Africa Day in the state. 

In 2007, Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jefferies sponsored a resolution in Albany to recognize May 25TH  as Africa Day in New York State and went on to host the first official Africa Day celebration in Albany with the presence of diplomatic officials from the African Union Secretariat at the United Nations in New York City. The Africans in the diaspora mostly from the tristate area took bus loads to Albany to patriotically participate in this historic moment. Honorable Josheph Makhandal Champagne, Esq, former Mayor of South Toms River, New Jersey, was the keynote speaker on this inaugural event. 

Since 2006, African Union Day Foundation has been collaborating with African organizations, African diplomats and elected officials in New York City in convening these celebrations annually. African Immigrants Commission of New York and Connecticut is the official co-convener for these celebrations. 

This year with the Bronx being the home to the largest African immigrants in New York City, Africa Union Day will be celebrated on Monday September 9, 2019 at the Campuses of Mercy College, Bronx, New York City, from 6:00-9:00 PM. The celebration is free and open to the public with prior RSVP. 

Official hashtags: #africanunionday #africaday #daylightafrica

For further information, please call 718-822-5555 or RSVP at: info@africanunionday.org. Thank you!