Archive for April 2010
U.S. CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP
***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***
LEARN FOR FREE FROM US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS!
The US Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) is happy to present a FREE workshop to “demystify” the naturalization process, distribute FREE English and Civics study materials, and to answer your questions.
ALL NATIONS & PEOPLES ARE WELCOME
TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT!
ESL instructors, teachers, immigration advocates, and the interested public are also invited to attend. This is a free information service of the Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship & Immigration Service in cooperation with the AFRICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION. This seminar is part of the 2010 “Africa Day Celebration” organized by the non-profit Africa Heritage Foundation, Inc.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th, 2010
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
No Registration required. For additional information, please phone the African Heritage Foundation at 678-508-5240. Please arrive early to secure a seat. Space limited only to the first 200 people to arrive.
The advent of the 1996 Centennial Olympics Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia marked the ending of the international psyche that Africa is not a major player in the global economy. At the National Summit on Africa, held in Washington, D.C. on February 16-20, 2000, a number of Priority Recommendations were made and ultimately adopted by the attendees of the Summit. These recommendations along with implementation strategies designed to promote Africa as the continent of possibilities are now being implemented in every endeavor of the Africa Heritage Foundation. The following initiatives have their genesis in these recommendations:
- I. The United States, including African-American educational institutions, should seek equitable partnerships with African professionals, institutions and communities to include opportunities for international exchange, training, research, technology, knowledge transfer, information sharing and arts and culture.
- II. It is imperative that action be taken consistently and accurately to educate the U.S. public on Africa through mass media, institutions and school curricula. Policymakers must:
(a) Promote change in American knowledge and attitudes toward Africa
(b) Emphasize Africa’s role in the history of global civilization
Indeed, you will find this conference of comparable significant benefit to the development of Africa and Diaspora programs. Although this is a private initiative, the overall mission has an international objective towards the betterment of people of African descent. Some of the initiatives that will be achieved through our assembly of local, national and international entities in your community include:
- The opening of a dialogue towards the establishment of a mutual cooperation and exchange program.
- The invitation of international participation for economic development.
- The positive portrayal of the horizon of African and African-Americans and the Diaspora in the new millennium.
- The showcasing of the value and virtues of African nation’s potentials and opportunities from the inception and into future expansion.
- The recognition of the collective celebration of achievement of what Africa has been; and her focus and projections.
Chief Tunde Adetunji, Africa Cultural Ambassador, CEO and President of the Africa heritage Foundation envisioned a place of historical significance that would serve as a gateway for divergent economic powers to develop global relationships and to execute a feasible declaration of unity between Atlanta, Georgia, other cities and states within the United States, and various African countries.
The Africa Heritage Foundation, in the cooperative efforts of diverse economic powers, is making Chief Adetunji initiative one of the most significant of its time. The initial step towards creating an economic highway between the City of Atlanta, Georgia and various African countries has by far, achieved exemplary support, cooperation and recognition.
The overall mission is to establish the city of Atlanta as a cultural icon and host dignitaries, head of states, and prominent citizens from around the world to promote a number of significant initiatives with a primary focus on investment and economic opportunities. The Africa Heritage Foundation legendary commitment to promoting the achievements of Africans and African-Americans has established it as a world class organization amongst the national and international communities.
The growth of any economy is predicated on the proper inter-play between human creative abilities and existing natural resources. The scenario whereby art, culture, and talent development is given a preference can definitely project artistic and creative abilities, which are central to all production and management undertakings. The antecedents of which behavioral patterns and values in the society will lead to a quantum of creative skills, abilities and values relevant to the overall tasks of economic development.
Africa is a continent of many possibilities. In fact, it is the hub of the world economic propensity and posterity, but somehow still remains the missing link in the global economy. The Africa Heritage Foundation professes a solution and antidote to bring the indigenous, the distant, and the intimate Africans together to work in unison towards a common goal of economic renaissance and rejuvenation of the motherland by Bridging the Gap and Building the Bridge, a wonderful venture that will create a better understanding of the world as a united global village.
It is with great enthusiasm, respect and admiration that the entire management and staff of the Africa Heritage Foundation invite you to attend the Africa Day celebration and conference from 22-25th May 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an invitation to promote international trade, particularly Africa’s trade commerce and industry for investment and business opportunities. Based upon an acknowledged and growing need to assist individuals with investment opportunities in Africa, we have planned this celebration and conference to “open the door” to the African market place and to build an international network of corporations who share in this interest. The conference will examine barriers towards participation in Africa’s economic and investment opportunities, as well as place emphasis on the Africa Heritage Foundation’s primary objectives, listed in the sponsorship package on the Africa Heritage Foundation website (For updated information regarding the conference, please visit www.Africaheritagefoundation.org )and. www.usfricaproject.org
The celebration and conference’s primary objectives are to develop international partnerships, support the emergence of Africa’s private sector, promote direct foreign investment in Africa, and leverage the imbalances in Africa’s growing economy. Some of the benefits of the conference are satisfaction from investments that eradicate poverty, investment opportunities that change the political and economic image of Africa, access to the billion dollars the U.S. Government has committed to trade capacity building activities; networking and subcontracting opportunities.
Apart from your physical presence and participation in this conference, there will be a notable documentary created for posterity in book and electronic format. This publication will be dedicated to the preservation of selected individuals in the black community, who have made their marks in their chosen fields, and have left indelible paths for future generations to tread. The outcome will definitely prove and instill faith and promise for future generations that we, the planners and groundbreakers of this plan and purpose, were active participants in the documentation of this historical event. With this, it must be remembered that “Vision is greater than ambition!”
Please R.S.V.P Today! Also if you are interested in volunteering, please register!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
|4PM – 7:30PM||Immigration seminar|
Thrusday, May 20, 2010
|10:30 AM-12:00 PM||PRESS CONFERENCE
(Atlanta City Hall)
Friday, May 21, 2010
|2PM-6:00 PM||Novelty soccer match|
Saturday, May 22, 2010
|10:30 AM||PARADE OF THE 54 AFRICA NATIONS International Africa Day Parade (Invite all African nations to participate; operate like the Trinidad/Caribbean Carnival, not traditional American)|
Sunday, May 23, 2010
|10:00AM||AFRICA DAY Com. Church service|
Monday, May 24, 2010
|10:00 AM-1:00PM||OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AFRICA DAY
Keynote Address “AFRICA MATTERS” by current AU CHAIRMAN
|2:00 PM-5:30PM||SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ON
“Bridging the Gap and Building Bridge”
|2:00 PM-3:30PM||TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN
|4:00 PM-5:30PM||REGIONAL AFRICAN PRIORITIES
|6:30 PM-8:00PM||TASTE OF AFRICA / RECEPTION|
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
|9:30 AM-11:30AM||TOWN HALL MEETING ——–CAPITAL PROJECTS|
|11:45 AM-1:00PM||DIASPORA AS THE SIX REGION OF AFRICA|
|2:00PM-3:30PM||LAUNCHING OF AFRICA VILLAGE PROJECT|
|3:30PM-4:30PM||USAFRICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE|
|4:35PM-5:45PM||CONFERENCE OUTCOMES AND EXPECTATIONS
|7:30 PM-11:00PM||AWARDS CEREMONY, GALA and CELEBRATION|