Almost five years later, Women Watch Afrika is reflecting back on one of its memorable Preventive Health Advocates cohort class, the class of 2014-2015. With every PHA cohort, WWA teaches the importance of Civic Engagement, Community Service, and Giving Back.
This video below shows the highlight of the second year of the PHA program, giving some idea of what the PHAs learned, Civic Engagement, World Refugee Day, etc. More significantly, during this period, in March 2015, Women Watch Afrika took a delegation of PHAs and community advocates (14 Refugee Women and young girls) to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. There the women were a part of more than 40,000 individuals, including 3 sitting Presidents and hundreds of civil rights leaders, who came to be a part of history in remembering the fight for Voting Rights for African Americans and the fight against racism.
In this current climate of racial tension, the Coronavirus health pandemic, and the upcoming elections, it seems appropriate to remind ourselves that the fight against racism, the fight for equality for Black people, and the fight for voices to be heard at the poll (voting) are fights that we have been having for a very long time. It is disheartening that while some things have changed, too many issues have remained the same.
No person should be killed, targeted, attacked, or discriminated against on the basis of their skin color. No individual’s voice should be suppressed nor should they be disenfranchised. Racism needs to end. Xenophobia needs to end.
Black Lives Matter.
Make Your Voice Heard. VOTE.
As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or email@example.com
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