Founded in 1992 primarily to promote and celebrate Africa and to serve as a forum for discussing issues about the continent by diaspora Africans and friends of Africa in Arizona. Membership is open to anyone who shares the mission and vision of the association, irrespective of their ethnicity, race,
religion, creed, etc
AFASA's mission is to bring African people and friends of Africa together in order to promote African awareness through educational and cultural activities. The association works to be an educational resource to the community and to serve as a contact for new African immigrants in Arizona.