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AFRICA AND AFRICAN DIASPORA (AAD) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

When: Saturday, 23 October 2021 - Friday, 29 October 2021
Where: Online Event
Off campus
Start time:13:00
Enquiries:

admin@africa-africandiaspora.org

lerato.mtambanengwe@wits.ac.za

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Please click here to register: http://aadconference.africa

Cost: Free but registration is required

The Africa and African Diaspora, Wits School of Governance, and other partners invite you to the AFRICA AND AFRICAN DIASPORA (AAD) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Africa and African Diaspora

The theme for the conference is “From Manchester 1945 to a Pan-African Renaissance: The Shared Journey – Past, Present and Future”. The Conference will revisit the historical 1945 Manchester Pan-African Conference and critically review progress made since then as well as determine and develop effective global strategies to radically change the lot of Africans and people of African descent globally and thereby defeat the scourge of racism in the world.

The Conference is convened on the backdrop of the 20th Anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances; the UN International Decade for People of Africa Descent (2015-2024); the AU Constitutive Act which considers Africans in the Diaspora the Sixth Region of the AU; the Quad Centennial of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Jamestown in Virginia, USA and earlier such acts to Latin America; the “Year of Return', Ghana, 2019.

Former President Thabo Mbeki is one of the key speakers at the conference. Speakers from across the globe will speak to the following themes:

  • Our Shared Journey before the Transatlantic Slave trade, Colonisation and Colonial Partitioning of Africa.
  • Decoloniality, Reparations and Pan-African Spirituality
  • A Shared Journey with Critical Multilateral International Organisations
  • Economic Liberation, Climate Change & Justice, and an Equitable International Order
  • Pan-Africanism with All for All
  • The Shared Journey: Re-Imagining and Engaging the Future (Rap-up, Agree documents, Action Plan, Conference Declaration & Manifesto)

 PLEASE VISIT http://aadconference.africa FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME AND TO REGISTER

 

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