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Org.’s, Movements & Projects

The Greenbelt Movement

www.greenbeltmovement.org/

GBM provides income and sustenance to millions of people in Kenya through the planting of trees. It also conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness about women’s rights, civic empowerment, and the environment throughout Kenya and Africa.

TransAfrica Forum

www.transafricaforum.org

TransAfrica Forum is the oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization promoting diversity and equity in the foreign policy arena and justice for the African World.

TransAfrica Forum envisions a world where Africans and people of African descent are self-reliant, socially and economically prosperous, and equal participants in a just international system structured to benefit their self-determined governments and peoples.

Justice 4 DC Youth

www.jdcy.org

The Justice 4 DC Youth! Coalition (JDCY) is working for a more fair and effective youth justice system in the District of Columbia.  JDCY has been leading efforts to close the District’s youth correctional facility, Oak Hill, located in Laurel, Maryland. JDCY works to substantially reduce the number of youth prosecuted as adults and remove youth from adult detention and correctional facilities.

Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story

www.afrolatinos.tv

Afrolatinos “The Untaught Story” is a documentary television series independently produced by Creador Pictures, LLC. The program will illustrate history and celebrate the rich culture of people in Latin America of African descent.There are an estimated 200 million Afro-descendants in Latin America but the majority of them do not have political or economic power. This documentary takes you on a journey to meet Afrolatinos throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations and an exploration and appreciation of their culture. It will also teach the uninformed and hopefully initiate social change throughout Latin America

The Saartjie Project

www.thesaartjieproject.org

The Saartjie Project was conceptualized by Jessica Solomon after she was re-introduced to Saartjie Baartman at a Sister Circle.  Feeling like some of her present-day experiences as a black/women had a newfound historical context, Jessica began to cultivate a community space where art that explores race, gender, power and its many tangents could be incubated, nurtured and produced. During the Summer of 2008, 12 artists joined The Saartjie Project as founding members and so began an amazing journey of self-expression, consciousness raising and question asking through art.

Live Unchained

www.liveunchained.com

www.liveunchained.wordpress.com

Live Unchained (LU) is a cultural resource for women of African descent (including African Americans as well as black women of various ethnicities and nationalities) throughout the world. LU provides products and events that reflect this theme and inspire, empower and showcase black female artists and writers.  The primary product is our anthology, to be released yearly, which is a collection of audio, visual and written works composed by black women.  LU also hosts events to showcase women’s creations in the form of film screenings, poetry sessions and art exhibits and shows.

Africa Huna

http://africahuna.ning.com/

Africa HuNa is a political and social networking site, which was created in Spain. The network has grown to include people interested in issues affecting Africans and people of African descent throughout the world, who prefer to communicate in Spanish.

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