- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: Africa Policy Information Ctr (June 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963423843
- ISBN-13: 978-0963423849
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
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Making Connections for Africa: Report from a Constituency Builders' Dialogue
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From the Back Cover
As an African in the United States, I feel the disinterest in Africa from federal policy makers and the media. This dialogue was like a spiritual reaffirmation. I got a better sense of what Amnesty International can do to build effective and involved constituencies. I look forward to a productive future! ( Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International USA)
At 75, I feel like slowing down, but this diverse group helped me to restore my energy. I gained new information and greater clarity on issues such as the struggle for democracy in Nigeria. I was grateful for the opportunity to make connections with others working on environmental issues in Africa, around which I hope to do more work. There are many groups in the Detroit area concerned about Africa, and I look forward to sharing what I've gained with them. (Sister Joanette Nitz, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights)
This dialogue focused on the real issues activists have to face if we are going to move US foreign policy towards greater openness to African needs. It needs to be repeated around the countries and in different sectors. In order to organize we must strategize together and work together. A luta continue! (Prexy Nesbitt, Baobab Notes; Dean of Students, Francis W. Parker School, Chicago)
About the Author
Imani Countess was the Executive Director of the Washington Office on Africa and the Africa Policy Information Center from 1992 to 1997 and the initiator of the Constituency Builders' Dialogue project. She now serves as Congressional Liaison Officer for the African Development Foundation.
Doug McAdam teaches in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona. He is the author, among other works, of Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970 (1982) and Freedom Summer (1988). His most recent book, edited with John D McCarthy and Mayer Zald, is Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings (1996).
Linda Williams teaches in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and has recently served as Acting Chair of the Afro-American Studies Program. She previously worked with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Her published work includes From Exclusion to Inclusion: The Long Struggle for African American Political Power (1992), edited with Ralph Gomes . She is currently working on a book entitled We Shall Overcome: The Role of the Black Church in Shaping Black Male and Female Political Leadership.
William Minter is the Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Policy Information Center. His books include King Solomon's Mines Revisited: Western Interests and the Burdened History of Southern Africa (1986) and Apartheid's Contras : An Inquiry into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique (1994).
Loretta Hobbs is an organization development specialist in meeting and group facilitation, leadership coaching, communication issues, and staff training. She is a 16-year veteran of the communication industry and hold a Masters of Science in Organization Development from the American University/ NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.
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