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2012 Africa Day ~ Celebrating the African Diaspora
by Michael Harris
Monday May 7th, 2012 1:33 PM
May 25, 1963 the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was founded to promote the unity and solidarity of the African states and act as a collective voice for the African continent. This was important to secure Africa's long-term economic and political future. Today, the African Union continues the journey and we celebrate.

SACRAMENTO, CA - African Cultural Foundation and the California Black Agriculture Working Group will co-host Africa Day ~ Celebrating the Africa Diaspora at the California State Capitol, 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 and Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Tarlesson Farms, 7150 Highway 16 and Road 50, Guinda, CA.

Together, we will highlight preparations and join global celebrations of Africa Day ~ Celebrating the African Diaspora with leaders from all over the world who will meet in Stanton, Johannesburg, South Africa where African Presidents, Presidents from Caribbean nations, as well as Presidents from South America will attend the first ever extraordinary Global African Diaspora Summit.

Our California Black Agriculture Working Group is focused on expanding California African Trade and Commerce to expand job creation and career development while expanding healthy solutions by expanding local production of the “California Grown” brand both within the urban service boundary and rural California.

California political, business and community leaders are invited to help build a solid foundation for reviving the African family across the world, joining a renaissance of featuring Agriculture as the foundation of our culture. Mutually beneficial opportunities abound as well as lucrative business trade and commerce.

The objectives of the African Diaspora Summit are to strengthen the commitment, particularly on the part of governments - in Africa and in countries with substantial African populations - to structured relationships between Africa and its Diaspora, define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and non-governmental, will be directed; chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of global African cooperation, dialogue, planning and implementation of strategies and projects; and set up mechanisms that would ensure the follow-up actions required to implement the decisions taken at the summit.

Africa Day ~ Global African Diaspora Summit on African Day, May 25, 2012 will consolidate a historic vision and will build the framework for effective implementation. California Black Agriculture Working Group joins in the building and development of the African Union in 6th Region of Africa Diaspora.

According to the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Erastus Mwencha, speaking during the African Union/Black Mayors meeting in New York, "Our expectation is that the Global Diaspora Summit would come out with a “Magna Carta” or fundamental law for the Diaspora Program but the real task would begin immediately after in the implementation of its outcomes and legacy projects for development. That effort will include mobilization within the United States and place you at the vanguard of these efforts.”