The Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) is scheduled to address the audience at the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference. Representatives will discuss "Historic, Political & Economic Significance of Africa’s Tripartite Free Trade Agreement."
The central mission of the SRDC is to organize African descendant communities so they can be prepared to participate in electoral decisions to choose delegates to join the African Union (AU), which is the current continental body of 54 African countries. The AU invited the African Diaspora (AD) to join as members in 2003, and the AD needed to prepare themselves for that engagement. Along the way, the SRDC, which is a US-based non-governmental organization in operation since 2006, has become a collective expert on 21st century Africa, its economic realities, political vicissitudes and its expanding opportunities for political-economic progress.
In the United States, the SRDC (currently a coalition of 65 different Pan African and reparations groups) has organized Town Halls and assisted in the elections of Community Councils of Elders (CCOE) and state representatives in California, Oregon, Washington State, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina and New York, with a large list of other states on schedule for 2011-2013; including Alaska, Michigan, Florida, Arizona and Virginia. In addition, the SRDC has a membership-partnership relationship with the Central American Black Organization (CABO), that represents six of eight Central American countries, and AUADS-Europe--which developed after a 2007 lecture and organizing visit to the Netherlands--and is now organizing in ten European countries. There are also SRDC chapters in Jamaica, WI and Nova Scotia, Canada. The SRDC has spread the word regarding the AU invitation to Brazil, Barbados, South Africa, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Germany, and France, each time raising money independently for such visitations.
The 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference will take place Friday - Saturday, October 14-15, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at California State University Dominguez Hills, located at 1000 E. Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747.
For more information about the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus, go to www.srdcinternational.org.
About the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference
The 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference (PAGTIC) is designed to provide an opportunity for small business owners, high school students, women, college and university students, corporate leaders and policy makers to learn about current business and career opportunities for bilateral trade, commerce and foreign direct investment between the State of California, the African Diaspora and the nation states of Africa.
PAGTIC is presented by the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce and the California African American Political and Economic Institute at California State University, Dominguez Hills in association with The African Marketplace, Inc.
For more information and to register online for the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference, go to www.panafricanglobaltradeconference.com.
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