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FACE 2019: Building the Pan-African Inspired Multiversity.

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Forever Africa Conference and Events 2019

Tickets: Free

Dress Code: Pan African

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The theme for FACE 2019 is ‘Building the Pan-African Inspired Multiversity.’

FACE is particularly concerned with centring Pan-African knowledges in a pluriversal world. The current knowledge system is predicated on the assumption that all knowledge produced in Africa in the thousands of years prior to slavery and colonisation is inferior and not universal. This system removes the African from her history.

Yet, Africa, and her history are key to understanding today’s global political and economic system and its inequalities. Knowledge that does not aim to change the world is pointless. So, we have as our guiding star the fact that Africa and her diasporas are very much a future story of a third of the world’s population. In other words, the future of us all. We are forever Africa.

A "Multiversity" is a space to affirm, promote, advocate and advance the multiplicity of thought and knowledges as a necessity to vitalize the world's knowledges, as well as human knowledge as a whole. A multiversal approach recognise the persistent effect of epistemicides* and seeks to reverse it. A multiversity seeks to change all the world for the benefit of everyone.

Therefore, the object of the conference will be to collectively produce a policy document with recommendations to government bodies, institutions, universities and other educational organisations for structural changes in the following areas: the student (learning) experience; teaching (content and process); research; careers and enterprise.

Keynote Speaker: Sir Professor Geoff Palmer OBE

Other Speakers Include:

  • Professor Hakim Adi
  • Dr Shawn Naphtali Sobers
  • Dr Chizoba Imoka
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei
  • Aisha Thomas
  • Jendayi Serwah
  • Furaha Asani
  • Ronke Lawal
  • Fope Olaleye
  • Wale Lawal
  • Timi Ariyo
  • Sipho Mudau

Partners include:

  • The University of Bristol
  • The Global Lounge, the International Office, the University of Bristol
  • The Law School, The University of Bristol
  • ACP Young Professionals Network
  • UN International Decade of People of African Descent

*An epistemicide is a systematic destruction of any indigenous knowledge base. It is the destruction of any knowledge which is different from the perpetrator’s knowledge system. It is predicated on the rejection of fusion or exchange of knowledge but is predisposed to complete disregard of the other’s knowledge. The destruction of the indigenous other's knowledge base is the precursor for the physical annihilation of the other. [See for example, de Sousa Santos, Boaventura. Epistemologies of the South: Justice against epistemicide. Routledge, 2015.]

If you are a Black business (preferably in Bristol) of Pan-African-style goods -textiles, clothes, designs, jewelery, arts, crafts, books etc, and you would be interested in being a vendor at FACE 2019, please complete our booking form.








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