Most of the Africans in the Diaspora share a common bond, the capacity and the willingness to care for others. Whether it is starting and running a self help group, promoting their culture, transferring money to care for a sick relative in their country of origin; sending medical and educational materials, building infrastructures or starting a businesses. Unfortunately, their caring acts don’t always generate the publicity, recognition and eventually the support they critically need.
The Community Renewal International – Capital Area chapter (CRI) organized an award ceremony during Global Diaspora Week 2015 to recognize all the individuals and groups with a tracked record of community involvement. CRI believes that societies continue to collapse because we neglect the very foundation upon which those societies stand. The foundation is composed of persons connected together in many ways – it is a foundation of human relationships.
There were 54 people who attended our the awards ceremony on October 17th at the Sheraton Hotel Silver Spring. We celebrated diaspora accomplishments in their countries of heritage, CRI wanted to take the opportunity to recognize all those who are in the forefront of community renewal. The event was also an opportunity to raise the visibility of caring individuals and organizations of the African diaspora, connect them to one another and to other caring partners. A focus of the night was to build and strengthen lasting relationships within the community. Learn more about CRI here.