Local Africa Day Summit Celebrates Africa Diaspora

SACRAMENTO – A local group believes the solution to issues like health, jobs and the breakdown of the Black family is “California Grown” and is spearheading efforts to bring a cross-section of leaders together to focus on rebuilding.

Black Agriculture will co-host Africa Day celebrating the Africa Diaspora, Friday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. on the North Steps of the California State Capitol. The event will be followed by a California Black Agriculture Working Group Information Session in Room 112 and a reception at Queen Sheba Restaurant, 1704 Broadway.

The event continues on Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. with Africa Day at the Tarlesson Farms/Black Agriculture Education Center, 7150 Highway 16 and Road 50, Guinda. “A Day on The Farm” will highlight job creation and education career development in the historic Capay Valley. UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will lead regional education opportunities for Black Agriculture throughout the Great State of California and beyond.

Organizers will also highlight preparations and join global celebrations of Africa Day ~ Celebrating the African Diaspora with leaders from all over the world who will meet in Stanton, Johannesburg, South Africa where African presidents, presidents from Caribbean nations, as well as presidents from South America will attend the first ever extraordinary Global African Diaspora Summit.

The California Black Agriculture Working Group is focused on expanding California African Trade and Commerce utilizing Healthy Solutions to maximize job creation and career development expanding our contribution to local production of the “California Grown” brand both the urban service boundary and rural California.

California political, business and community leaders are invited to help build a solid foundation for reviving the African family across the world, joining a renaissance of featuring agriculture as the foundation of Black culture. Organizers say mutually beneficial opportunities abound as well as lucrative business trade and commerce.

The objectives of the African Diaspora Summit are to strengthen the commitment, particularly on the part of governments – in Africa and in countries with substantial African populations – to structured relationships between Africa and its Diaspora, define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and non-governmental, will be directed; chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of global African cooperation, dialogue, planning and implementation of strategies and projects; and set up mechanisms that would ensure the follow-up actions required to implement the decisions taken at the summit.

For more information, contact Black Agriculture at (916) 997-2451.
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By Genoa Barrow
OBSERVER Senior Writer