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TransAfrica is a research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to global justice for the African World. A center for activism focusing on conditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and other parts of the African Diaspora, TransAfrica sponsors seminars, community awareness projects and training programs. These activities help promote alternative perspectives on the economic, political, and moral ramifications of U.S. foreign policy. TransAfrica disseminates information on issues of concern to the African World with various events in the Washington, DC metro area and beyond. 


TransAfrica's Readers' Corner Featuring Americanah

TransAfrica's Readers' Corner Featuring Americanah

The next regular meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 2:30 to 4:30 PM, featuring the book Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013 & 2014, Knopf, Anchor, 496pp.).

Venue: Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, WTD Meeting Room, Washington, DC 20001, (Nearest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University on Green and Yellow Lines R Street Entrance).

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work

Date: June 27, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

To celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month, TransAfrica and BloomBars present Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work, by Cheikh Djemai (2001, 52 min, French and Arabic with English subtitles).

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2014 DC Caribbean Filmfest

2014 DC Caribbean Filmfest

In recognition of Caribbean American Heritage Month in June, TransAfrica, Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) and AFI Silver is proud to present the DC Caribbean Filmfest, now in its 14th year at the AFI Silver Theatre.  Support provided by the IDB Cultural Center.

Dates: June 13-15, 2014

Venue: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Africa Dreaming

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Africa Dreaming

Date: May 27, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

Africa Dreaming (1997, 104 min), produced by Jeremy Nathan - a series of four dramatic short films, each from a different African country and all on the broad theme of "love in Africa." (In Nama, Arabic, French and Wolof, and Portuguese, with English subtitles).

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TransAfrica and BlomScreen present Zulu Love Letter

TransAfrica and BlomScreen present Zulu Love Letter

Date: April 29, 2014 7:00 – 9:00PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.00

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic election TransAfrica and BloomScreen present the film Zulu Love Letter by Ramadan Suleman (2004, 100 min, in English and Zulu with English subtitles)—a film that begins to recognize “the sacrifice made by so many, not just the deaths and torture, but the loss of personal lives, education, careers and innocence.” (Source: California Newsreel)

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One Struggle Many Fronts: U.S. Africa Environmental Justice Tour

US Africa Network, Howard University's Department of African Studies, and TransAfrica present "One Struggle Many Fronts: U.S. Africa Environmental Justice Tour" featuring African climate justice activists:

Mithika Mwenda (Kenya) one the Founders of the Pan Africa Justice Alliance (PACJA); and Emem Okon (Nigeria) Executive Director and Founder of the Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre

Date: March 21, 2014 7:00 - 9:00PM

Venue: Gallery, Howard University’s Blackburn Center, 2225 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20059

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TransAfrica's Readers' Corner featuring Dessa Rose

TransAfrica's Readers' Corner featuring Dessa Rose

The next regular meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Dessa Rose, by Sherley Anne Williams (1986, 2010, HarperCollins, 256; 1999 William Morrow Paperbacks 240 pp.)

Venue: Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, Conference Room 2, Washington, DC 20001, (Nearest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University on Green and Yellow Lines R Street Entrance).

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle

Date: February 28, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10.

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars to celebrate February as African American History Month with the film Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle (1982, 58 min), by Paul Wagner.  Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle tells the untold story of the Pullman porters who organized America’s first Black trade union – the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

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2014 AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard Union Scholars Program

For more than a decade, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has partnered with the United Negro College Fund and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program to offer students of color (including: African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian/Alaskan Native) an opportunity to intern on an AFSCME organizing campaign and win scholarships for their remaining undergraduate education. When they graduate from college, Union Scholars can apply for entry level positions with AFSCME.

Do you know a sophomore or junior student of color who is interested in learning more about the labor movement? Please encourage them to visit the UNCF webpage and look for the Union Scholars Program.

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TransAfrica Readers’ Corner featuring African Perspectives on Colonialism

TransAfrica Readers’ Corner featuring  African Perspectives on Colonialism

The meeting of TransAfrica’s Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers’ Corner will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:30 to 4:30 PM, African Perspectives on Colonialism, by A. Adu-Boahen (1989, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 144pp.).

Venue: Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street, NW, Conference Room 2, Washington, DC 20001, (Nearest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard University on Green and Yellow Lines R Street Entrance).

 

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Pièces d’identités (Pieces of Identity)

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Pièces d’identités (Pieces of Identity)

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars at the presentation of Pièces d’identités (Pieces of Identity) (1998, 97 min, in French with English subtitles), by Mweze Ngangurao.  

Date: January 28, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Suggested Donation: $10

Pièces d’identités is a fable of an old African king and his wayward daughter is updated to present day Brussels to make provocative points about racism, tradition, class struggle, cultural identity and corruption.

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Howard University: Nelson Mandela Exhibit

Howard University: Nelson Mandela Exhibit

Exhibition at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Gallery

Howard University Main Campus

Founders Library First Floor

Oct. 31, 2013–April 27, 2014

Nelson Mandela has been central to every stage of South Africa’s epic struggle against apartheid. 

This monumental, awe-inspiring photographic exhibit—"Nelson Mandela: Character,  Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman"—confirms the multidimensional significance this enduring leader, currently facing health challenges and in his 95th year, holds in the eyes of his fellow citizens and the world. 

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