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This initiative focuses on outreach to people of African descent including Africans, African Americans, African Caribbean people and cultural organizations.
Our ultimate goal is to help develop a network of partners and potential supporters for African heritage initiatives at the local and international levels.
What we are working to achieve:
Gain a better understanding of attitudes and cultures / sub-cultures among people of African descent.
Increase cultural competence.
Find common ground and collaborate on intercultural / intracultural matters of mutual interest.
Build closer and lasting relationships with a wider audience of African descendants and culture enthusiasts.
Leverage outreach efforts to build a wider network of potential supporters for cultural heritage initiatives at the local and international levels.
Started in 2018 with outreach to African American churches in the Staunton, Virginia and neighboring areas.
Was expanded in 2018 and 2019 to include the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. This effort in ongoing.
Was expanded in 2020 to include select organizations in the United States. This effort is at the beginning phase.
Planned future activities include reaching out to more people and organizations (domestically and internationally) to share information, receive feedback and develop relationships.