TransAfrica is the oldest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization in the United States. TransAfrica educates the public to deepen the understanding of issues and cultures of Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. With a focus on U.S. economic and humanitarian aid to Africans and African descendents throughout the world, TransAfrica bring a critical perspective to foreign policy decision makers and works for more just policies for the African World.
TransAfrica seeks to create a well-informed U.S. audience that makes its voice heard in the foreign policy arena to ensure that humanitarian and economic policies support people’s human rights while strengthening their self-determination and improving their quality of life. Foreign policy that aligns with the values of TransAfrica’s members will support sustainable development that renews and protects the environment, reduces dependence on continued aid, and dismantles systems of economic and social apartheid. TransAfrica envisions Americans gaining a dynamic understanding of the state of the African World beyond the images and stereotypes emphasized in mainstream media. People will come to know the accomplishments, struggles, art, music, culture and remarkable individuals in the African World, broadening their perspective of the richness of Africa and African descendent communities, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. READ MORE