Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs

Posted January 19th, 2011 at 5:02 pm.

“The Commission seeks to foster understanding about the continent of Africa. It will create public awareness on the rich history, geography, and culture of a continent recognized as the birthplace of mankind, and engage members of the African, African Diaspora and American communities in a fruitful dialogue on how to strengthen bilateral relationships.

Some of their goals are:

  • “To facilitate mutually beneficial cultural exchange in the areas of education, the arts,science,commerce, and business communication.”
  • “To promote harmonious relationships between the City of Philadelphia, the African Diaspora and the nations of Africa.”
  • “To provide a platform for discussion and debate on current affairs.”

Some of their activities and interests include:

  • “free monthly interactive Commission Meetings to promote and inform the African and Caribbean immigrants of activities occurring within the Philadelphia Immigrant Community.
  • collaboration with African and Caribbean affiliated organizations in health fairs, college fairs, cultural programs, political events, galas, and round-table discussions on current issues. representation at conferences locally, state-wide, nation-wide and internationally to promote education, job security, cultural enrichment and immigration issues.
  • Promote business and trade agreements on behalf of the African and Caribbean Communities.
  • Assist Immigrants with accessing city services through the office of Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell (3rd district – West Philadelphia)
  • Volunteers responsibilities will range from planning special projects, hosting events, assisting during the welcoming events to visiting delegation of various countries.” *



Phone: 215-868-3418/3419


Location: City hall 15th & Market Philadelphia, PA 19141

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus. (Click here for map)

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.

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