The Gambia Diaspora in North America


NEW YORK CITY, NY– All Gambians in the Diaspora and “Friends of The Gambia” are invited to participate in a historic Town-Hall Dialogue with President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST at the Harriet Tubman Learning Center, 250 West 127 Street, New York, NY 10027 (The cross street is between Fredrick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell). Per Secret Service directive, doors close immediately after H.E President Adama Barrow’s arrival. No exception!

The office of the Manhattan Borough President (Mme. Gale Arnot Brewer) and the Planning Committee consisting of ALL the leaders of the Gambian Organizations in New York and Various individual leaders of the diverse Gambian community in and around New York will be hosting this historic event. This non-partisan event is open to ALL Gambians in the Diaspora, particularly those residing within North America (USA and Canada), as well as “Friends of The Gambia”, regardless of political affiliation, religion, region of origin, cultural heritage, etc. Invitation is extended to all those Gambians and “Friends of The Gambia” whom you know have
championed our issues over the past two decades and supported our efforts to ensure
Democracy and National Development.

This event provides an opportunity for a meaningful engagement with President Adama Barrow and his delegation while they are in New York City attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Gambians in the Diaspora are urged to share their priority issues, key concerns, ideas, and suggestions, including but not limited to input on the types of support and services we (Gambians) need in the US and the Diaspora at large from the Barrow Administration; ideas on the best ways and means for Diaspora collaboration with the government to ensure maximization of our contributions towards national development; and the
best practice strategies for effective Diaspora enfranchisement (to ensure the Diaspora can exercise their vote). The Committee will soon make public an effective process to collect input from a wide representation of the Gambian Diaspora into this dialogue with President Barrow. Among many dignitaries who will be in attendance will be Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Manhattan Borough President Mme. Gale Arnot Brewer, elected Gambian officials in the US and other private and public officials in the US. The Manhattan Borough President will be issuing a Proclamation to President Adama Barrow.

Please contact the Planning Committee at their above contact information to RSVP for your organization or as an individual or to obtain answers to any questions you might have. Be sure to alert the committee if you are planning to attend with any elected officials, business partners, or other dignitaries. Your participation is highly anticipated and encouraged.

The Gambia Diaspora in North America


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