Kinijit North America formation of Youth League conference successfully completed.
Abugida / July 5, 2007
Kinijit North America formation of Youth League conference successfully completed at Hilton Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
The Conference was an important milestone, hosted with the support of Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America and Kinijit North America Association of Organizations, and attended by Kinijit International members, human right advocates and Kinijit North America Youth League founding members from: Dallas, DC-Metro, Las Vegas, Minnesota and Boston. Kinijit Youth from Atlanta and Uganda sent out letters stressing their solidarity with the Youth Movement.
The opening of the conference was with the Premier of Betrayal of Democracy in Ethiopia followed by speeches:
- Artist and Human Right Activist Tamagne Beyene stressed the importance of the Youths participation in the struggle for freedom and democracy and our responsibility on passing of the struggle to the younger generation.
- Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam of Coalition for H.R. 2003 emphasized that H.R. 2003 needs the support of the Youth.
-Ato. Berhane Mewa, a member of Kinijit international congratulated the youths on their struggle and affirmed that the heroes in kaliti will get the news about the formation of the youth league by tomorrow.
Newly Elected Transitional Coordinating Committee members are:
-Tesfaye Mamo, Meeting Coordinator from DC-Metro
-Michael Deribie, Vice Meeting Coordinator from Boston
-Tsigie Beshah, Secretary.
Prior to the conference, The Youths attended a session sponsored by TESHAI CONFERENCE.
The session included prominent Ethiopian speakers such as Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam; Selam Mulugeta, a Special Assistant to Congressman Mike Honda and Alemayehu of Kinijit DC-Metro sharing their perspectives on grass root movements.