Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network

Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network

PAWPNet works to strengthen the capacity of Pan-African women to improve the future of their communities, families and children.

Pan-African Women's Action Summit

The Pan-African Women's Action Summit 2011 was a great success.

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Read reports of PAWAS sessions in our blog. (PAWPNet membership is required to read our blog. Sign Up today for free to become a PAWPNet member!)

Video from the plenaries will soon be available.

Also check our photos from PAWAS 2011, which are being constantly updated.



Pan-African Communities have the World's Highest Rates of Infant Mortality

Started by Pan-African Women's Philanthropy. Last reply by EYITOPE SUCCESS- ADEKUNLE Jul 30, 2010. 9 Replies

What can we do as Pan-African Women to support relief and re-building in Haiti.

Started by Pan-African Women's Philanthropy. Last reply by Faye V. Harrison Nov 3, 2010. 1 Reply

"Redefining" Portrayals of Black Women

Started by Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Jun 27, 2011. 0 Replies

the need for education

Started by akanji mobolaji olubukola Apr 23, 2010. 0 Replies


A National Museum of African American History and Culture Tribute

A monumental journey

By Jackie Copeland-Carson, September 24, 2016*

Three slave ships forging 

Gleaming inverted imhotep pyramid step

Ancestors finally to rest atop 

Adjaye yoruba caryatids and coronas

Facade weaving ancient bronzed light tapestries--a(new) 

Monument emerges from mall earth 

By bunch hands 

Where slave generations tread building white houses 

Fighting civil wars, dreaming place 

Into being 100 years 

Echoing journeys from Motherland to 

New world horrors then 

Freedom's triumph with 

A luta continua art birthing bold futures

Calling a people-nation-world to


*A community leader, scholar, and author, as well as poet and jazz vocalist, Jackie Copeland-Carson, PhD is COO of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC).  In her volunteer life, she is chair of the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) and Black Philanthropy Month founder and has created Giving Arts, a national initiative promoting giving to the arts and the art of giving to build community.  The sentiments expressed in this poem are her personal reflections and not necessarily those of organizations with which she is affiliated.


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PAWPNet is a vital and unique community of diverse black women and their supporters throughout the world.  We act as an online advisor, information clearinghouse, referral source, and convener to increase the visibility and impact of African-descent women's leadership and giving.

PAWPNet's primary expenses are for maintaining our online community and our various convenings, including Pan-African Women's summits, Black Philanthropy Month, New Black Voices health summits, and other convenings.

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