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SENEGAL WEST AFRICA

In  2014 amd 2015, Dr. Diaw and Mouhamadou Diaw worked in West Africa as International Business Consultants, and Two Smiles for a Child LLC opened its Senegalese Office in the Nord Foire section of Dakar Senegal.

Mouhamadou Bamba Diaw  and Patricia Williams Diaw 

  Statue of African Renaissance,  Dakar Senegal

 

 

Looking Back..............

It all starts July, 2010 with meeting the Ambassador of Senegal at a special event held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. December 2010, a paper is presented  in Senegal West Africa at a forum discussion at the 2010 World Festival of Culture and Art (FESMAN) . Three short videos  below capture the excitement of the festival.. Days after the African American delegation attending FESMAN 2010 disembark on Goree lsland, Hip Hop artist Busta Rhymes visits Goree Island with Mamma Africa (Queen Mother Deloise Blakely, Honorary Mayor of Harlem, New York). Rhymes discusses his life changing experience seeing the Doorway of No Return for the first time (YouTube).  Patricia Diaw travels again to Dakar in 2013 to continue her research and exploration of Senegalese culture and history. In  2014 amd 2015, Dr. Diaw and Mouhamadou Diao  work in West Africa as International Business Consultants, and Two Smiles for a Child LLC opens its Senegalese Office in the Nord Foire section of Dakar Senegal.

SENEGALESE INDEPENDENCE & THIRD WORLD FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS AND CULTURE (Festival Mondial des Arts Negres 2010)

Five hundred years ago, enslaved Africans departed Goree Island. In contrast, during her recent travel to West Africa to participate in FESMAN 2010, African American Dr. Patricia Williams Diaw is honorably escourted by a member of the Senegalese army as she briefly navigates a ship into Goree Island’s harbor. Dr. Patricia Williams Diaw was among the Black intellectuals, scholars, artists, elected officials, and youth of the Black Diaspora attending the third World Festival of Black Art and Culture (FESMAN 2010), held in Dakar, Senegal West Africa, December 10-31, 2010. Participating in a discussion forum, Dr. Diaw presented a paper entitled: My Ancestors Were Never “slaves”.

FESMAN 2010, American Delegation Visits Goree Island

 

FESMAN 2010 Video Gallery 

Former President Wade's Welcoming Speech, FESMAN 2010

 Her Excellence Fatou Danielle Diagne, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to the United States pictured with Dr. Diaw,  at the African American Musuem prior to attendance at  FESMAM 2010