The 70th anniversary of the 5th Pan African Congress, 1945 will be commemorated in Manchester in a three day conference from 16-18 October.
International Pan African scholars and activists will gather in Manchester to reflect on the historical significance of the 5th PAC The conference delegates will reflect not only its legacy but will also discuss the future of the Pan African Movement, going forward.
An essential part of this conference, unlike previous ones, is to give a role to young people in promoting and sustaining the future of Pan-Africanism world-wide. A Pan African Foundation will be established in Manchester at the end of the conference to carry on the work of the Pan African Movement on an on-going basis.
Speakers will cover various aspects of Pan Africanism and issues of unity of Black people the world over.
Day One: Friday 16th October, 2015. 5.45pm – 10.00pm
Venue: The Union MMU. 21 Higher Cambridge Street. Manchester. M15 6AD
PAC@70 YOUTH QUESTION TIME
The PAC@70 Youth Question Time event will give access to meaningful discussion of Pan African issues for young people by young people. Using education, art, creative, digital and historical knowledge to hear voices that are not heard and keep our ear to the ground of what is really in the hearts and minds of this new generation of Pan Africans.
The event will be chaired by The Union MMU President – Jordan Stephen with panel members: Pan African Historian and renowned author – Prof Hakim Adi, Pan African Activist – Dr Umar Johnson, UMSU General Secretary – Naa Acquah, Pan African Psychologist – Rameri Moukam, Pan African Artist Kadija George and official Black History Month anthem artists Scratchylus and Empress Reggae.
Live performances from award winning Scratchylus and Empress Reggae of the official Black History Month 2015 single ‘Our Story’,King Burga and DJ from Kemoy Walker, with free refreshments and food starting from 5:45 pm so get here early and don't miss out.
Day Two: Saturday 17th October, 2015. 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: Brunswick Parish Church, Brunswick Street. M13 9TQ
AFRICA IN THE WORLD CONFERENCE
Lee Jasper and Cecil Gutzmore chairing the event we will be hearing from renowned Pan Africanists and Historian Prof Hakim Adi on ‘The Significance Of The 1945 Congress’ as well as a host of experienced experts within their field of work; exploring various aspects and issues of unity for Black people the world over. Sir Geoff Palmer speaking on the issues of Science and Technology and Africa’s place in the World.
Other speakers include Cecil Gutzmore recounting Garveys Importance within the Pan African Movement; Khadija George talks on Women In Pan Africanism; Roger McKenzie defending the rights of the workers and with International Guest Speaker Dr Umar Johnson.
The critical question that we ask today is ‘Which Way Forward For Pan Africanism In The 21st Century?’.
Day Three: Sunday 18th October, 2015. 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Brooks Building MMU. Birley Fields. Hulme. M15 6GX
AFRICA IN THE WORLD CONFERENCE
The 3rd and final day of truthful exploratory talks on the issues concerning Africa and Africans, Chaired by Lee Jasper and Zita Holbourne speakers include Akala; Decolonising my Curriculum, Sai Murray; Climate Change and Justice. We will again hear from renowned Pan Africans concluding with a plenary.
Stalls are available on Saturday 17th October please visit website for further information
When & Where
A 21st Pan African Vision