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African Diaspora Club at EvCC Releases Statement on Slave Trade in Libya

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The African Diaspora Club (ADC) at EvCC has released a statement in response to the immigrant slave trade occurring in Libya.

The ADC detailed there stance by saying, “We…strongly condemn the heinous acts of slave trading happening in Libya. This cannot be happening in the 21st century.”

While looking to bring awareness of the African culture here on campus, the ADC is also striving to represent the entire continent, properly.

Detailed in the statement is the 150,000 people who have made dangerous and life-threatening trips across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya in order to flee from persecution and suffering. Over 3,000 of them have lost their lives.

The statement continues, saying, “These catastrophic situations have created a hot-bed of gross human rights violations. One of which is [the] slave trade where human slave auctions and [bidding] has been taking place.”

The ADC’s reason for issuing the statement is in order to call EvCC to action. “We are calling upon every single student, the administration and faculty members here at Everett Community College to join us in reaching out to the U.S. Senate Representatives, Congress and mostly the U.S. Ambassador the United Nations (Nikki Haley), without forgetting the Department of Slavery Convention within the United Nations’ Charter.”

The ADC advises reaching out to these representatives via social media and asking them to strongly condemn the Libyan Slave Trade on African Immigrants.

The statement was signed by Bin Ali Songoro, the ADC’s President, as well as three other ranking members and three advisors.

For the full statement, see below.

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A flyer for the African Diaspora Club at EvCC.

 

 

African Diaspora Club at EvCC responds to Slave Trade in Africa (Libya)

 

CNN’s recent article about Libya’s immigrants slave trade, have raised a lot of concern within the African Diaspora Club. We, African Diaspora Club, strongly condemn the heinous acts of slave trade happening in Libya. This cannot just be happening in the 21st century. This should stop. We study history in order to know our past then right all the wrongs from the past. We should not let the same history to repeat. We say no to slavery.

The African Diaspora Club is not here just to bring awareness of the African culture on our campus, but also to represent the whole continent properly. If anything is happening in Africa either in a negative way or positively, our club would be concerned and react to it right away.

` Libya has been a transit point for immigrants and refugees running away from prosecutions and sufferings from their home countries. Over 150,000 people have made dangerous trips across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya, and over 3,000 of them have lost their lives. These catastrophic situations have created a hot-bed of gross human rights violations. One of which is Slave Trade where human slave auctions and biding has been taking place.

 

Why Are We Making This Statement?

We are calling upon every single student, the administration and faculty members here at Everett Community College to join us in reaching out to the U.S Senate Representatives, Congress and mostly the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations (Nikki Haley), without forgetting the department of Slavery Convention within the United Nations’ Charter. The African Union’s input is much needed in this situation as well the European Union. Please reach out to these representatives through social media and ask them to strongly condemn the Libyan Slave Trade on the African immigrants.

On behalf of the African Diaspora Club officials and Advisors, we thank you for all your inputs, love and compassion in trying to plead for the right cause.

 

Bin Ali Songoro President of the Club                                         Advisors

Lakeithia Sakin  Vice-President                                                    Dorrin Wanjiru

Kelvin Tanganyika Secretary                                                         Bilal Abdallah

Consolateur Rgabano  Public Relations                                      Saada Hilts

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One Response to “African Diaspora Club at EvCC Releases Statement on Slave Trade in Libya”

  1. Bin Ali Songoro on February 5th, 2018 1:12 pm

    Thank you so much for helping us in spreading the word. I’ve seen the new magazine that you guys introduced; it’s just amazing.

    Guess, it’s time for change.

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