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HUSA Becomes First Student Chapter of TransAfrica Forum

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2010) – The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) will become the first student association in alliance with TransAfrica Forum, the leading advocacy organization for Africa and the African Diaspora, during an inauguration ceremony on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium, Blackburn Center.

The president of TransAfrica, Nicole Lee Esq., is the special guest. The public policy organization, based in Washington, is the largest and oldest organization focused on changing U.S. foreign policy toward Africa and the African Diaspora. In its 33 year history, TransAfrica has led the anti-apartheid movement against South Africa, helped restore democracy in Haiti, and protested large oil company destruction in Nigeria. Today the organization is focused on Haiti, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Congo, and Ethiopia.

The TransAfrica Forum Student Association will work closely with the staff of the organization in an effort to educate and activate people around the issues facing the continent of Africa and its Diaspora. Membership is open to all Howard University students. Everyone with an interest in building a better and more independent Africa is invited to attend.

For more information contact Dr. Charles D. Johnson at charjohnson@Howard.edu or join them on Facebook at TransAfrica Forum Howard University Student Organization.

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