SOCIETY FOR AFRICANS IN THE DIASPORA
African Diaspora is a source of strength. It includes African Americans, descendants of formerly enslaved Africans, and nearly two million African immigrants who maintain close familial, social, and economic connections to the continent.
WHO WILL DEFINE AFRICA?
SAID INSTITUTE’s mission is to amplifies the global contributions of Africans in the diaspora through education and community building programs
01Building a Global African Diaspora CommunityWe believe in the power of a connected community. That’s why, for more than 10 years, Society for Africans in the Diaspora Community has connected people who care with causes that matter for Africans in the Diaspora. Together we can improve our world. We strengthens the communities we serve by providing leadership, addressing community needs and assisting individuals and organizations, through our own networks, and strengthen the bonds between Africa and America.
03Beyond Books: We Connect, Cultivate, and Transform.We've created unconventional spaces to support community development, promote entrepreneurship, and connect young leaders with one another. Through our three programming arms – Arts, Education, and Community, we center art as a vehicle of social change, giving platform within our safe spaces to people of African decent and artists whose work honor, celebrate, and expand this dynamic, intersectional conversation, while inviting all in to explore, engage, and thrive within our collective evolution.
02Education, The Most Powerful Agent of ChangeIn a knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which community can maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity. SAiD is providing the tools to support leadership development, promote entrepreneurship, and connect young leaders to each other. Our Educational Program gives African and American students the opportunity to develop cultural exchanges and have valuable professional experiences in the fields of leadership, business management, technology and art.
04Commitment to Positive Social ChangeOur program brings together experts, stakeholders, and participants in education, culture, philanthropy, arts, and media to discuss issues in a U.S.- Africa context. We recognize the importance of reaching out to those that will help foster policy dialogue on issues affecting immigration, education and long-term sustainable development in Africa. Featuring top policy makers working in various ways to strengthen civic engagement, create pathways to education outside of the classroom.
We are descendants of the Africans…our heritage is Africa. We should never seek to break the ties, nor should the Africans. Africans and …
President Biden Announces the Inaugural Members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States
President Biden is announcing the inaugural members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United …
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African Lit Review: “The Dreamer and the Badass”: The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah
by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed, Founder, bookshy “Aminah is a bit of a daydreamer”, Ayesha Harruna Attah explains to the packed room at …