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People Get Ready! Tour Build Project Black Ankh: The African Nation’s Alternative to the Red Cross
People get ready! It’s time for African families and communities to come together and organize for disaster preparedness and health emergencies!
The All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) is moving ahead with its groundbreaking program, Project Black Ankh (PBA)─the African Nation’s response to the American Red Cross.
Project Black Ankh (PBA) combines grassroots organizing, disaster preparedness, education and humanitarian aid intervention in a program aimed at empowering African communities.
It is African communities that are all too often neglected and exploited by international non-governmental organizations such as the Red Cross after sudden onset disasters.
AAPDEP is pushing forward with the “People Get Ready’’ Tour, which is bringing Project Black Ankh to seven U.S. cities including Huntsville, AL, Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, MO, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX and Detroit, MI from May to September, 2018.
For more than ten years, the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project has organized African community dual power development programs in education, agriculture and health with the goal of organizing everywhere African people are located.
A Mission to empower African people and instill self-determination
AAPDEP’s mission is to collectivize the vast skills of Africans around the world in order to establish community based development projects that improve the quality of life for African people everywhere while promoting self-reliance and self-determination as key to genuine, sustainable development.
At the height of the Ebola crisis in 2014, AAPDEP embarked on a humanitarian aid and risk communication mission to communities in Sierra Leone, West Africa creating Project Black Ankh!
The time is now for AAPDEP to take this same community based formula to educate African families and communities in the U.S. and around the world on CPR, first aid and disaster preparedness.
Our goal isn't just to teach these possibly lifesaving skills, but to also educate the African Nation on the political contradictions responsible for our condition as a people.
We also recognize the exploitation and vulnerability we often experience in the aftermath of a sudden onset disaster.
More than that, we aim to organize African families and communities to work together to be prepared for and survive natural and imperialist imposed disasters.
The African world witnessed the U.S. government's failure to rescue our people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
We sat helplessly while the international committee for the Red Cross raised a half billion dollars in the names of our brothers and sisters in Haiti after the 2010 earthquakes, only to squander the money leaving Africans there to continue to fend for ourselves.
It's now time for African families and communities to stand up and take on the responsibility of disaster preparedness and other forms of potentially life-saving training!
AAPDEP is calling on all responsible and courageous African people to participate in Project Black Ankh and to join us for our upcoming “People Get Ready” Tour!
Let’s be the keepers of our families and communities in the face of disaster! Learn how to plan and organize for the lives of our people!
For more information about Project Black Ankh, the “People Get Ready’’ tour dates or to bring the tour to your city, contact AAPDEP at: [email protected]
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