Mission Statement:

​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, a group concerned individuals in
Syracuse came together and formed PACCNY. The term “people of African origin” includes
Africa-American, African-Caribbean and other African diasporan communities. 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 people of 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.