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Conditions of Admission –

To be admitted by the organization, all or one of the following aspects will be taken into account.

  • Be recommended by an active member of the Afros Unidos organization.
  • Recognize, identify or align with the struggle of the Afro, Negro, Raizal or Palenquero peoples.
  • Submit a written application for admission to the board of directors.
  • Accept the statutes, principles, objectives, determinations and guidelines of the coordination and control bodies of the association.
  • Pay a membership fee of $50,000 COP (Colombians) / $150,000 COP (Foreigners) every six months.

Membership Benefits –

  • Discounts on all events sponsored by the AfrosUnidos organization.
  • Free Spanish and English classes.
  • Unlimited access to our cultural archive.
  • Potential to build international partnerships for your business or brand.
  • Opportunity to work on innovative and thought-provoking projects that will build and elevate our Afro communities.
  • All of our programs meet the 80 hour community service requirements as required by Colombian law.


  • Recognition of our contribution to the construction of the country.
  • Promote ethno-education as an integral part of national education.
  • Promote the positive imagery of the (human capital)/Afro-descendant population.
  • Overcoming structural racism in public and private educational institutions.
  • Contribution for their progress, understanding progress as something diverse, according to the needs of each black/ Raizal/ Palenquera / Afro population.


  • Provide ongoing support of the following genres of art to positively frame the black experience:
    • Performing Arts: drama, music, dance.
    • Visual Arts: painting, drawing, photography, videography.
    • Communicative Arts: speech, poetry, creative writing.
    • Culinary Arts: cooking and food preparation.
  • Advocate for the city’s equitable support of black artists and cultural workers.
  • To support the creation of a culturally informed artistic community that enables the proliferation and sustainability of black artists, black businesses and retailers.
  • Support and advocate for culturally representative artistic programming.


  • Promote entrepreneurship in youth and adults by providing access to capital and business networks to help people maintain and expand their businesses.
  • Work toward advancing workforce development and vocational education to ensure that our communities have the skills and training necessary to secure jobs.
  • Strive to remove legal, regulatory, and cultural barriers that prevent our communities from fully and freely participating in the economy.
  • Establish a culture of business support to strengthen, empower and unite the black/ Raizal / Palenquera / Afro community.
  • Formulate and mange projects for the financing and support of the organization, articulated with international cooperation and local and national support.


  • Advise and comment on internal communication processes.
  • Suggest programs, activities, and key messaging in the design of internal communication.
  • Participate in specific campaigns through social networks, TV, radio or other means of communication.
  • Support the plans and activities proposed in the organization.
  • Monitor compliance with the organization’s internal communication policies.
  • Mobilize and mange collaborations between members and external people for activities and development of forums, talks or conferences.
  • Plan alternative solutions to difficulties in communication and dissemination within and outside the organization.


  • Recognition of the different realities that each community lives predicated upon their territory and its own social dynamics.
  • Promotion of community empowerment, understood as the ability to work together for the wellbeing of all communities.
  • Create community ties strengthened by trust, recognition and respect for the sentiment of the other.
  • Contribution to a relevant education with an ethnic focus within the communities.