WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR THE NYS NSOA

  1. WHAT ARE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS BODY?
  2. HOW DO WE PLAN TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES?
  3. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS OUR STRENGTHS IN REGARD TO ACHIEVING OUR
    THIS PLAN?

  4. WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS TO OUR ACHIEVING PLAN?
  5. WHAT IS OUR GOAL(S) STATEMENT?
  6. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IMMEDIATE ACTIVITIES WE CAN UNDERTAKE TO
    CARRY OUT OUR GOAL ?

  7. WHAT ARE THE SHORT TERM ACTIVITIES AND
  8. WHAT ARE THE LONG TERM?
  9. WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEING THAT THESE ACTIVITIES ARE
    CARRIED OUT?

  10. WHO WILL MONITOR AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK?


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VISION FOR THE NYS NSOA

 

1. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE BODY
a. Advocacy for Africa
b. Education on issues affecting Africa, US agencies and legislation regarding Africa
c. Influence and/or change US foreign policy regarding Africa
d. Educate the US citizens about Africa (African-Americans)
e. Create consciousness of African issues in the US
f. Create a vehicle to have voice heard/ voice achievements
g. Effect a change on people's world-view of Africa and Africans.
h. Improve relationships and understanding of Africa
i. Work to keep the issue of Africa before legislators
j. Ascertain the view and opinions of elected officials re: Africa
k. Develop a web site: As respected source of information re: Africa
l. Forge a mutual consensus for education of people re: Africa
m. Coalition building
n. Action program with ideas of what to do/reflect on and think through the type of political action
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2. HOW PLAN TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
a. On-line conferences (e.g., NY list-serve, NY Summit on Africa)
b. Develop a system to determine priorities
c. Educational outreach to community organizations
d. Establish a speakers forum / bureau
e. Develop a position paper
f. Establish a communications network via multiple methods (e.g., e-mail fax, PO mail)
g. Rhetoric with other states on important advocacy issues
h. Develop a web site
i. Establish 501 3C : tax exemption / expansion of the organization
j. Establish a relationship with other advocacy groups
k. Hold a conference in NY
l. Use of public forums, focus groups, interaction with community based organizations
m. Focus on key individuals: organizations, private industry, news media, key leaders
n. Disseminate information
o. Youth education (future leaders)
p. Develop a publication, use of media in various forms
q. Invite elected officials to the meetings
r. Develop linkages and alliances with organizations having common goals
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3. STRENGTHS TO ACHIEVE THE PLAN
a. Cooperation in the network among institutions of higher learning
b. Diversity of skills, talents, education, and background of persons involved in process
c. Inter-generational diversity
d. US interest in / re: Africa
e. Voice, population and networking already taking place
f. Strength in numbers and as registered taxpayers and voters
g. Energy and vision of the youth involved in the project
h. Desire to make a change for promotion of African issues
i. Unity with our sister country / continent
j. Connections and contacts within the group delegates and access to them
k. Common personal interest
l. Rich human resources
m. Life preparation/s and intelligence
n. Recognize our contact that we really have with the mother country
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4. BARRIERS TO ACHIEVE THE PLAN
a. Negative publicity on Africa
b. Resources
c. Diversity
d. Negative system from people in Africa
e. Lack of access to Africa information for grassroots
f. Lack of education about Africa - people, politicians
g. Technological gap in communications with Africa
h. Lack of finances
i. People stuck in pre-colonial ways, realize faults, look at issues in a different way
j. Lack of vision and education
k. Lack of true awareness of Africa
l. Denial of what is taking place in Africa
m. Lack of action and implementation of policies
n. Not following through
o. Inability to develop new dialogues to deal with Africa today
p. Lack of strategic importance of African issues
q. Too much philosophizing
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5. GOAL/S STATEMENT
a. Develop a common goal that would benefit our ancestral home and the USA
b. Promote an African world view that would mobilize African and American interests for the well being of Africa.
c. To implement the policy action plan n that we develop at the National Summit on Africa with the 21st - century
d. To support the mission statement of the National Summit
e. People who understand and respect the people of Africa
f. To carry forth the agenda developed by the NY State delegation
g. To look at the top 10 objectives put forth and pick 2 or 3 to focus on
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6. IMMEDIATE ACTIVITIES
a. Fund raisersing
b. Plan a conference
c. Plan an online conference
d. Begin to secure a 501 C3 status for NY State
e. Contact all other NY delegates
f. Establish a NY directory
g. Coalition building
h. Continue dialogue on List-Serves
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7. SHORT-TERM ACTIVITIES
a. Political action now
b. Setting up a political action subcommittees to verbalize our issues
c. Schedule meetings with legislators in the next 30 days
d. Get consensus within group
e. Define our goals and the steps to meet the goals
f. Schedule monthly meetings to continue work on the suggested goals
g. Outreach
h. Prepare a position paper and get it out to the media
i. Approach policy makers to effect change, support or protest pending legislation
j. Get 501 C3 status / get incorporated
k. Ensure follow-up
l. Support grassroots organizations with same basic goals
m. Name ourselves
n. Interagency exchanges/cultural exchanges
o. Create sub-committees
p. Coordinate with other states for regional meetings
q. Find a way to get things done
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8. LONG-TERM ACTIVITIES
a. Create full time positions
b. Building a long lasting/sustainable institution
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9. RESPONSIBLE DESIGNEE FOR ACTIVITIES
a. Create committees
Media committee
Community affairs
Educational Outreach
Research
Finance
Membership
Government relations
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10. DESIGNEE TO MONITOR AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK
Heads of subcommittees will ensure the goals are completed & report to chapter co-chairs

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