The ADA Mission.
The mission of The African Diaspora Alliance (ADA) is to holistically connect descendants of Africa to the global African community, known as the African Diaspora. The African Diaspora Alliance serves as a facilitator through a variety of diverse programs.
Through our organization we seek to educate, encourage unity, and promote solidarity throughout the African Diaspora. Across all borders, through the services offered by ADA the diaspora is demystified and the mutual "exoticization" of the foreign ‘other’ is replaced with understanding and connectedness. Use this page to describe your company's mission and goals.
“…unlearning the fallacies taught about black history, and better understanding ourselves.”
Meet the team.
The African Diaspora Alliance was founded by two Baltimore activists who experienced first hand the absence of African Diaspora history in public and private school curriculums and opportunities for black youth to study abroad. As a solution to these disparities, The African Diaspora Alliance was created to help enlighten, expose, and engage individuals with the diversity and beauty of the African Diaspora. The Youth of The Diaspora Program is one of many initiatives the organization has created to better connect the African Diaspora.
Moriah completed her undergraduate career at the University of Maryland College Park where she studied Government and Politics with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. She is currently in graduate school at New York University pursuing a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Moriah has had various travel opportunities throughout the globe studying and researching the African Diaspora. She has traveled to numerous countries but most recently Cuba and Costa Rica.
Jasmine holds a B.A with honors in African and Black Diaspora Studies and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies with a concentration in International Studies from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. After graduating in 2015, Jasmine lived in Havanafor three months where the seeds for African Diaspora Alliance were first planted. She has had extensive travel and research opportunities to study the African Diaspora from her travels to over 13 countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.
Havana Ops. Manager
DR. YARITZA AZCUY M.D.
Yaritza is a proud Afro-Cuban physician from Havana, Cuba where she currently practices. While she was a student in medical school she co-founded an organization that connected the African Diaspora students at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. The student led group facilitated successful events bringing together the various countries of the Diaspora that are represented at the school. She is responsible for assisting ADA in organizing educational programs in Havana.
Interested in joining the ADA team?
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