Actions and Detail Panel
Leaders in the Revolution; Women and Youth
Fri 21 October 2016, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
The PAC45 Foundation was established in October 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 5th Pan African Congress and is now committed to securing the legacy of Pan-Africanist thought in the 21st Century. In celebration of the historic Pan-African Congress of 1945, which led to the liberation of many African and Caribbean states, an extremely successful three-day founding conference was held in October 2015. More than 350 delegates from across the UK attended, and committed to making the PAC-45 conference an annual unifying and empowering event aimed at people of African descent.
There are over 1 billion Africans on the continent and millions of members of the African Diaspora. In 2014 the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024 as The International Decade for People of African Descent (Resolution 68/237) citing the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society.
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognising that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.
PAC45 will take this lead from the UN Declaration of the Decade for People of African Descent, focusing on Recognition, Justice and Development.
This year 2016, our conference workshops will be delivered in conjunction with our lead partners and will be focused on the following issues:
Liberating the Curriculum in Further and Higher Education
Higher education and training through apprenticeships for economic development
Community security and access to Justice
Family safety from child abuse and domestic Violence
Discrimination in employment and career progression
Reducing health inequalities, including mental health resources inequality
Recognition of the potential and contribution of women and youth
The struggle and recognition of the contribution of People of African Descent to the global society
The conference aims to influence and strengthen established mechanism or institutions with a view to formulating, implementing, and monitoring policies to combat:
Exclusion from politics
To promote and enable:
Access to law
And to recognise:
The impact of marginalisation through the experiences of Black women and young people
PAC-45’s main objective is to lead in the development of a mass social movement for change and in so doing secure the legacy of Pan-Africanist thought in the 21st Century.
Friday 21st October is a youth-focused event with an emphasis on leadership, economics and politics.
Saturday 22nd October is a full day event with topics on women, the African diaspora, education hosting an array of internationally acclaimed speakers and workshops.
Sunday 23rd October is the closing of the weekend with a sense of building for the future and networking. The Sunday event is free with a purchased ticket