The US-Africa Network facilitates communication and solidarity among people and groups in the United States, on the African continent, and in the African Diaspora. We are intergenerational, transnational, and multi-racial. We work for universal human rights and global social justice, recognizing that contemporary global issues are interlinked to each other and not confined within geographical and social boundaries. Our organizational structures are flexible, non-hierarchical, and collaborative.
Inclusivity, Diversity, and Mutual Respect
The US-Africa Network includes people of different generations, genders, sexualities, races, and national and social identities. We believe that collaboration across such boundaries is essential to building global solidarities. The US-Africa Network has a principled commitment to oppose both prejudices and structural inequalities, including those based on racism, sexism, homophobia, and citizenship status.
We recognize that today’s most pressing issues are global, and that people have different stakes and experiences depending on geographical and social location. The US-Africa Network believes that inclusivity of people with diverse experiences and diverse identities is indispensable for understanding these issues and developing solutions to address them.
Intersectoral Approaches to Global Issues
The US-Africa Network recognizes that issues do not operate in isolation. Rather, they intersect, intertwine, and often are generated one from another. To take new progressive approaches to raising consciousness and promoting solutions, the Network promotes dialogue and collaboration among people focusing on different issues. Issues of primary concern to the network include climate justice, human security and anti-militarism, inequality and economic justice, and sustainable human development.
Progressive Policies and Relationships
The primary focus of the US-Africa Network is to promote progressive policies and relationships between Africa and the United States, with a particular emphasis on common issues that affect people around the world. This implies building relationships with organizations and movements that prioritize the interests of the wide majority of the population rather than of privileged elites.