CREW participated at the Alternative civil society conference on Africa titled “Empowered Africa: A progressive Dialogue, Creating our own Space & Changing the Conversation” held at Howard University on Monday, August, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This was a conference held parallel to the official civil society meeting sponsored by the US Department of State. Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw attended the alternative conference held at Howard University representing CREW. In an article by the Washington Post, Karen Chen described the alternative conference and said, “While officials and dignitaries gathered for the first day of White House-hosted US Africa Leader Summit, nonprofit organizations, academia and other groups from Africa and the United States held an alternative conference a few blocks away at Howard University.” Click here to read the whole article.
Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw with Ms Julialynne Walker of Africa and Diaspora Development Linkages
at the Alternative conference on Africa