Pan African Community of Central New York (PACCNY)
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Recognizing the need for a non-profit organization that would engage in fostering the unity of people of African origin in Central New York and beyond, the African community in Syracuse came together and embarked on the formation of PACCNY. A non-profit organization, PACCNY seeks to create a platform for the promotion of debate, ideas, and activities that strengthen the historical bonds that have united people of African origin on the continent and in the Diaspora through years of political, cultural, and economic struggles against dehumanization by slavery, imperialism, colonialism and neocolonialism. It seeks to provide space for an agenda that promotes and celebrates the efforts of peopleof African origin towards self-assertion, human dignity and self-determination.

Internationalist in vision, PACCNY also seeks to engage in activities that promote understanding among all global communities, especially those who suffer from oppressive structures and systems.





1. To bring together people of African origin in Syracuse and Central New York with a view to enhancing unity and co-operation among/between them.

2. To foster activities that help people of African origin in Syracuse and Central New York enhance their educational, social-cultural and economic goals.

3. To provide a platform for the exploration of the connections that bond people of African origin, historically, politically, and culturally in an attempt to create bridges of understanding between them.

4. To promote the interest of people of African origin in Syracuse, CentralNew York, New York, USA, and around the world.

5. To initiate and host cultural activities that imprint a strong dignified presence of people of African origin in celebration of a historical heritage of resistance and struggle.

6. To support fund raising efforts as means of financing the activities of PACCNY.

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