Committee of Friends & Supporters of Lee Robinson's 55th Birthday Party Fundraiser3006 Noble Avenue Richmond, VA 23222 Contact: Gerri Joohnson: (804) 200-8577
African Awareness Association
President: Lee Robinson
P.O. Box 4433
Richmond, VA 23220-6014
Tele: (804) 549-7492 Fax (804) 321-0574
Email:[email protected] ___________________________________________
What is the African Awareness Association?
Motto: African with Friendship with Cuba
We are building a bridge of understanding and friendship with our neighbors.
The African Awareness Association was created in the late 1980's in Richmond, VA as a political organization that seeks to politically educate, inform and document the history of African people and their contributions to humanity. It is also, a part of the international Pan-African movement to unite all Africans around the world.
Objectives: Freedom Travel Challenge to Cuba
• To end the blockade and travel restrictions
• serve as a fact finding mission where one can get first hand knowledge present of situation in Cuba
• An open exchange (dialogue) with official representatives from various institutions andgoverning bodies
• To show our solidarity with the Cuban people by gaining firsthand experience of the effects of the US embargo and blockade
• To get a better understanding of the operation of the socialist government of Cuba and how it impacts on Cuban citizens and the rest of the world (How it Works?)
• To develop concrete programs in building relationships between various communities (ex: cultural, scientific and city to city relationships, etc.)
• To help foster a closer relationship between the African communities in the States and the Cuban people
• To develop a production studio for film making
Programs of the African Awareness Association
1. To create and develop an annual African Cultural International festival to be held in Richmond, VA and/or on the East Coast of the US (book festival will be a main focus).
2; To develop a cross cultural exchange program giving African students/intellecturals a chance to study and to learn abroad (Africa, Caribbean and Central & South America).
3. To develop an informational resource center, where information on the history and struggles of African people born in America will be shared with our brothers and sisters throughout the Diaspora.
4. To assist various cultural, political movements and institutions: such as African Liberation Day, Kwame Ture Work-Study Institute, Freedom Travel Challenges.
5. To develop co-sponsorships with universities and institutions in sponsoring "A Cuba Appreciation Weekend" in Richmond