A Celebration of African Women

In this video by Isseu Diouf Campbell for Afrikanspot, the executive director of African Life Center, Ramatu Ahmed, explains why her organization hosted its first African Women’s Day Celebration.

Held at the Lincoln Medical Center, the event, as described by Campbell, empowered “African women on health, education and economics.”

Ahmed hailed the celebration as the first event of this kind for African women and pushed the community “to work together so that we can move ahead.”

“We are in America. When they are talking about Africans they look at us as African women. They don’t look at you as an individual from a different country so this is also a forum to unite us, to bring us together, to learn to work with each other and support each other.”

She added, “If one African woman is down, then all African women will be down. If one African woman is up, we are all going to touch the sky.”

For photos from the event and to see who attended, go to Afrikanspot.

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