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TransAfrica Forum Calendar of Events

TransAfrica Forum
Calendar of Events
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Africa Action, Global Justice and TransAfrica Forum presents

End Global Apartheid National Teach-In: Uniting to Fight AIDS

Sponsored by: Howard University chapter of Amnesty International

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 6pm -8pm
Howard University Blackburn Center
Washington, DC

FEATURING:
Lynne Muthoni Wanyeki is a political scientist who works in development
communications, gender and human rights. She is currently the Executive Director
of the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a
pan-African network seeking to advance African women's development, equality and
other human rights through advocacy, training and communication.

Michael Angaga is regional coordinator of the Network of African People Living
with HIV/AIDS (NAP+). A continent-wide support network, NAP+ fosters an
environment conducive to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) advocacy by
addressing isolation, bolstering individual efforts and creating safety in
numbers. As a PLWHA himself, Angaga is on the frontlines of the continent-wide
struggles for access to life-saving drugs and freedom from HIV-status stigma and
discrimination.

Oludare Ogunlana is the Ambassador and Secretary-General of the All-Africa
Students Union (AASU). AASU's current areas of interest include: access to
education, democracy, HIV/AIDS, ICT in Higher Education in Africa, gender
issues, and academic freedom.

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Africa Action, Global Justice and TransAfrica Forum presents

End Global Apartheid National Teach-In: Uniting to Fight AIDS

Sponsored by: Georgia Africa Action Coalition

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 4pm - 6pm
Clark-Atlanta University
Henderson Student Center - Multi-purpose Room
Located at the Intersection of James P Brawley and Fair Street Atlanta, GA

FEATURING:
Bishop Mvume Dandala is the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the All-
African Council of Churches.

Lynne Muthoni Wanyeki is a political scientist who works in development
communications, gender and human rights. She is currently the Executive Director
of the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a
pan-African network seeking to advance African women's development, equality and
other human rights through advocacy, training and communication.

Oludare Ogunlana is the Ambassador and Secretary-General of the All-Africa
Students Union (AASU). AASU's current areas of interest include: access to
education, democracy, HIV/AIDS, ICT in Higher Education in Africa, gender
issues, and academic freedom.

AIDS does not discriminate by race, and is not restricted by borders, but the
fact is that it is mainly killing Black people, especially Africans. Sub-Saharan
Africa is home to just over 10% of the world's population, but more than 75% of
the world's HIV/AIDS cases. In the United States, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause
of death among African-Americans between 25 and 44 years old.

As the pattern of the global AIDS crisis continues to reflect the inequalities
that exist in the world today along the 'color line', it is vitally important
that concerned individuals in the U.S. join in solidarity with Africans to
confront this common challenge.

The End Global Apartheid Speaking Tour will bring together leading civil society
activists from Africa to discuss the factors that gave rise to the AIDS pandemic
and new organizing strategies to force policy changes that will stop its deadly
spread.

For more information, please visit www.africaaction.org.

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Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride (September 30-October 4, 2003): Calendar of City
Stops

Below are the cities the Freedom Ride will stop in by date. All programs subject
to change. For more information go to http://www.iwfr.org/calendar.html.

30-Sep Reading, PA Noon Rally at St. Lukes Church
Malvern, PA 3:30 pm SEIU Local 36 Rally and Press Conference at Liberty
Property Trust Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA 6:00 pm Potluck and celebration with community supporters at
St. Thomas Aquinas Church in South Philadelphia
Syracuse, NY 11:00 am Arrive at St. Vincentís DePaul Roman Catholic Church for
Interfaith
1:15 pm On to Liverpool
1:30 pm Rally
2:15 pm Buses Depart for Albany, NY
Albany, NY 5:00 pm Arrive for Public Rally at Washington Park
6:30 pm March to United Methodist Church
Newburgh, NJ
Morganton, NC 10:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Buses Depart for Greensboro, NC
Greensboro, NC
Charlotte, NC 10:30 am Arrive at Johnson C. Smith University for Program
1:00 pm Buses Depart for Durham, NC
Durham, NC 5:00 pm Rally at the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Building
7:00 pm Town Hall Meeting
8:00 pm Dinner
Nashville, TN 7:30 am Buses Depart for Morristown, TN
Morristown, TN 1:00 pm Welcome riders at local park
1:45 pm Lunch and visit with local IWFR supporters at park
3:00 pm Rally at Park
3:30 pm March from park to nearby downtown area and return to park
4:45 pm Buses depart for Roanoke, VA
Wilson, NC 10:00 am Visit to farm labor camps
12 Noon Lunch on front lawn of downtown library
Virginia Beach, VA 6:00 pm Press conference & Dinner
7:00 pm Gather in worship space
7:10 pm Prayer service begins
7:45 pm Speakers from Freedom Ride
8:05 pm Witness speaker from Eastern Shore
8:15 pm Speaker from local Hispanic community regarding the DMV Issue
Columbus, OH 7:10 am Buses depart for breakfast program
7:30 am Breakfast and Program at the Columbus Department of Health
10:00 am On to Justice for Janitors / SEIU site for support rally
11:00 am Buses depart for Charleston, WV and Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD 7:30 pm Dinner and Welcome at St. Peter Claver Parish; Fr.
Charles Hall School Facility
Louisville, KY 7:45 am Buses Depart for Shelbyville, KY
Shelbyville, KY 8:30 am Breakfast at Centro Latino & tour of INS raid sites
Pittsburgh, PA 6:00 pm Dinner at Hill House, March to Freedom Corner and
program with speakers at St. Benedict de Moor Church
Charleston, WV

1-Oct Philadelphia, PA 7:00 am Continental breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Interfaith Prayer vigil & send off at Philly City Hall
Newburgh, NY 9:30 am Arrive at Underground Railroad church. Then on to St.
Patrickís Church for press conference
11:30 am Buses Depart for Washington, D.C.
Greensboro, NC 4:00 pm Dinner and Evening Event
Durham, NC 7:00 am Buses Depart for Immaculate Conception Parish
8:00 am Buses Depart for Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
Baltimore, MD 7:30 am Interfaith Breakfast at United House of Prayer for All
People
Noon University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Welcome the Freedom Riders from
Minnesota and rally for in-state tuition for Maryland's immigrant high school
students.
11:30 am Demonstration at University of MD Law School Plaza for in-state tuition
bill for immigrant students
1:00 pm Buses depart for Washington, DC

Pittsburgh, PA 7:30 am Breakfast at St. Paulís of the Cross Retreat Center
Washington, DC Arrival Festival, 2 pm. Best Western Capitol Skyline. 10 I
St., SW.

6:30 pm Washington, DC,Bible Way Temple, 1100 New Jersey Ave., N.W. Welcome all
the Freedom Riders to DC!

2-Oct Washington, DC

National Call-In Day: Urge President Bush and members of Congress to support
immigrants' rights. Make you toll-free calls any time on October 2 to the White
House at 1-800-321-8268 and to Congress at 1-888-355-3588.
Meet with Congress

Rally and Picket. 2:30 pm. Join a UNITE picket line with UNITE President Bruce
Raynor, supporting workers at Sterling Laundry at the Churchill Hotel, 1914
Connecticut Ave., NW.

OR join the Laborers' rally for ACECO workers with Laborers President Terry
O'Sullivan at the US Treasury Department at 15th St and Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

March to Support Parking Lot Attendants. 7 pm. Farragut Square (K St., NW
between 17th St. and Connecticut Ave., NW). Freedom Riders and community and
labor partners will march to support members of HERE Local 27. HERE President
John Wilhelm, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and AFL-CIO Executive Vice
President Linda Chavez-Thompson will speak.



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