THE BOSTON PAN-AFRICAN FORUM (BPAF), created in 1997, promotes an appreciation of current social, cultural, economic, and political issues affecting relations between Americans and peoples of African descent around the world. It seeks to educate Americans about U.S. foreign policy and international relations so that citizens will urge the U.S. Government to adopt progressive positions. Past activities include: Sponsoring a benefit for African AIDS orphanages to correspond with World AIDS Day presenting the Boston film premier of "Yellow Card"; hosting reception with Tufts University's Curriculum Co-Development project for visiting faculty and computer technicians from Makerere University in Uganda and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; presenting Ron Daniels for analysis of the Election 2000 Presidential debate, held at Roxbury Community College; organizing a memorial in Boston for the late former President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere; organizing the New England Regional Meeting of the National Summit on Africa; co-sponsoring a reception for U.S Ambassador to Tanzania, Rev. Charles Stith of Boston, with Tanzanians in New England; hosting a Roxbury-based reception for the U.N. Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan; co-sponsoring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Ms. Susan Rice, with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the U.S. African Studies Association; co-sponsoring a film series of African film makers with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. • Programs and Upcoming Events • BPAF Meetings • Board of Directors: Tony Van Der Meer, Donna M. Keefe, Cathy D. Wanzo, James Ransom, Elizabeth Bent, Mary Burks, Robert Johnson, Jr., Senator David Magnani, Sarah Ann Shaw. • Senior Advisory Board: William H. Johnson, Jemadari Kamara, Pearl T. Robinson, Roy E. Neblett. • The National Summit on Africa: The BPAF is the delegate organization for Massachusetts activities to promote implementing the National Plan of Action adopted at the National Summit on Africa in Washington, D.C. in February, 2000. The plan emphasizes five themes: Economic Development, Trade, and Investment; Education and Culture; Environment and Quality of Life; Democracy and Human Rights; Peace and Security. • Membership Form.
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