Understanding African Identity & UN's African Initiatives
Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event marks International Day Of African Resistance Against Enslavement (not "Slavery Remembrance Day" or "Slavery Memorial Day") and is a prelude to August 31 Declared African History Reflection Day.
- Is Identity important?
- Should you care about the Terminology used to descrbe you?
- Do you know what's happening within the UK Reparations movement?
- Are you aware of how the UN's IDPAD can be used to empower?
These are the issues to be addressed at this event taking place in Clapham and Harrow.
The event consists of the screening of Kwaku's vox pops documentary 'The African Or Black Question', 'IDPAD 2015-2024: Understanding The UN's Int'l Decade For People Of African Descent', and 'Black V African Schism', which precedes discussion on African identity, terminology and the UN initiatives - International Year For People Of African Descent 2011 (IYPAD) and International Decade For People Of African Descent 2015-2024 (IDPAD) - and exploring how these initiatives empower Africans.
It's suitable for young people. Stalls available for selling books, DVDs, clothes, crafts, etc @ Clapham event.
Two jurist consults Esther Stanford-Xosei & Kofi Mawuli Klu, Co-Vice Chairs of PARCOE (Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe), explain UN"s IDPAD (International Decade For People Of African Descent) and its potential in uplifting the African cause on a local, regional and global level; and provide an update on the UK reparations movement.
Saturday Aug. 22, 5-8pm @ Clapham Methodist Church Hall, 121 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, United Kingdom SW4 7JR (Enter through Nelson Row entrance; Clapham Common, near Sainsbury's). All donations from attendance bookings go to the Queen Mother Moore Saturday School - for more details, see Rev Hewie Andrew on the day, Limited stalls available for £15 each.
Monday Aug. 24, 6.30-8.30pm @ Harrow Mencap, 1st floor (ring middle buzzer), 3 Jardine House, Harrovian Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow HA1 3EX (Harrow On The Hill station; apprx 100 yards from M&S/BP petrol station). Free
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BTWSC Events/African Histories Revisited
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