Our Elders and Social Media community knows that strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our united collective. Our founding leaders realized that by working together we could overcome challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to join forces as the Maryland Council of Elders.
“Organizing to Unify, Unifying for Liberation.”
Setting the Standards
Setting the Agenda
Maryland Council of Elders is truly passionate about community support, as it is one that impacts so many people all over the world. We hold this issue close to our hearts, working day in and day out to find ways to improve the cause of African people in the diaspora. Maryland Council of Elders aims to maintain balance within the community, and will keep pushing until the right changes are made.
Education & Outreach
In the Collective Interest
Maryland Council of Elders is proud to support and push for change throughout the diaspora. Our education system is a very serious issue that impacts Africans worldwide. We address this issue head on, and rally the support and resources needed to make change a reality. If you would like to find out more information about this issue, as well as others, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
This particular campaign has been increasingly gaining coverage all over the world. Why exactly? Community development is an issue that needs to be addressed, and heavily discussed among politicians and industry-experts alike. Maryland Council of Elders is pushing for change, and is doing everything we can to see a brighter future that we all can live in.
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AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY
Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now known as the African Union) on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
Pan African Town Hall meeting
The Maryland Council of Elders (MCOE) and the Sixth Region DiasIpora Caucus (SRDC) will hold our Pan-African Town Hall thru out the year.
It will be held at the historic Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania ave. Admission is free; donations are not required but will be accepted.
As a means of crafting a response to this and similar measures by the political powers that be, we also hope to begin a conversation with each other on how we can build an organized and connected community that can not only respond to issues in a timely manner, but can also develop cooperative and proactive solutions to the difficulties we face as a community.
We hope to see you at our Town Hall Meetings!
The Maryland Council of Elders
The Maryland Organizing Committee, Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus
Maryland Council of Elders
We strive for a vibrant organization whose members have pride in our ancestors & work together to support the cultural, empowerment & progress of African people in the diaspora.
Pan African Movement
Pan-Africanism is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. Based on a common fate going back to the Atlantic slave trade, the movement extends beyond continental Africans, with a substantial support base among the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to "unify and uplift" people of African descent. The ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined. At its core Pan-Africanism is "a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny".
The Organization of African Unity (now the African Union) was established in 1963 to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its Member States and to promote global relations within the framework of the United Nations