Rising Together: The Dawn of a New Pan-African Era!
At the conclusion of the 4 day National Action Network Convention held at the Sheraton in New York City, a momentous reunion took place as our ancestors Mama Africa, Dr. Arikana, Papa Africa, and PLO Lumumba were joined by prominent leaders such as Pamela Anchang, the Publisher of The Immigrant Magazine, Mr. Charles Anchang, the VP of Oduwa Blockchain Solutions, Dr. Edmund Forlefac, Professor Herman Ndofor from Cameroon, Olivia Natongo from Uganda, and Damion Cook from the US, along with the ADDI.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN) called upon these leaders to join forces under the banner of PAN (Pan-African Action Network), signaling a new era of solidarity and support among people of African descent. The potential is limitless as we come together to uplift and empower one another.
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The chants of “No Justice No Peace!” echoed through the halls as speakers and attendees at NAN 2023 connected and recharged with one shared purpose: the elevation of the black race in America and beyond. From Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, and all walks of life, guests came together as one big family, including esteemed figures like Vice President Kamala Harris, Tyler Perry, Hill Harper, Kerry Washington, The Honorable Andrew Young, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Tamron Hall, Ari Melber, and Dr. P.L.O Lumumba, among many others.
The event saw an impressive lineup of speakers who are leaders and keepers of the dream, including Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, Derrick Johnson, Marc Morial, Maya Wiley, Shavon Arline-Bradley, Damon Hewitt, Lee Jasper, Justine Kasa-Vubu, Amanza Walton Desir, Peter Herbert, Mountaga Tall, Nicholas Thompson, and more, all of whom fight tirelessly every day to keep the dream alive.
With compelling messages and engaging discussions, NAN 2023 was a resounding success, leaving attendees motivated and empowered to continue the ongoing struggle for justice, equality, and empowerment for black communities around the world. Many first-time attendees found solace in a world where their worries melted away and hope was restored through new bonds and bridges formed among people of African descent and their allies. The eclectic lineup of speakers and panels brought their A-game, covering a wide range of topics including social justice, immigration, bridging the diaspora, economic empowerment, and politics, leaving no stone unturned. Suffice it to say, all left the convention with a vow to attend the next one, which is expected to be equally compelling, if not better.
About the National Action Network
No Justice, No Peace!
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality. Learn More
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