A virtual panel discussion with leaders from Africa and the Diaspora to address high-priority goals for the global community. An exploration of key questions on a changing world and COVID-19 Relief. Activism that speaks truth to power. This discussion on a new way of being upon entry into a new reality — is the fifth in the AFRIKIN series.
Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie
Ambassador Abena P. A. Busia
Ambassador David Comissiong
Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies
Professor PLO Lumumba
Dr. Karren Dunkley
Dr. Francio Guadeloupe
Dr. Frank C. Martin II
Alfonso D'Nsicio Brooks
AFRIKIN 2020 highlights a discourse with the aforementioned panelists based on lessons learned from great leaders in thought on the urgent need for a shift to a new way of being for the removal of class and social division from our mental and spiritual framework as a global family. As the anti-racism movement progresses, humanity now focuses on a consideration of Love as the motivating force to move forward as a collective global community.
This is an essential conversation on finding ways of working together effectively in an altered world. In celebration of cultural variations, there is exploration of new behaviors and perceptions. In order to assist each other, there is now a consideration of cultural identity, economic equity and understanding of community, in all sectors, for the sharing of ideas on the circulation of resources and for the development and growth of all participants in this necessary forum.
AFRIKIN forums and workshops are designed to galvanize, inform and motivate an emerging global culture re-defined as, AFRIKIN – the fusion of two words – Africa (the continent) and Kinship (a sharing of characteristics and/or origins) – originating from the same source-point and existing as brothers and sisters in human kin-ship. This kinship, when realized, allows for harmonious and purposeful action in creating peaceful solutions for complex social problems.
Keeping with standard AFRIKIN programming we will feature singers, players of instruments, and dancers from various parts of the earth to provide a perspective on how different cultures occupying the same space and time converge. This expansive approach allows for the growth and progression of culture.
This is an opportunity for bridging the gaps between our cultural groups whether from Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, or the Diaspora at large.
The call goes out to the global family to spend the Sunday afternoon of December 6th, 2020, at 12 PM (EDT) reconnecting, reframing, and repurposing.
RSVP and tune into AFRIKIN 2020 at afrikin.org to contribute to the effort of identifying viable solutions as we teach each other about the most singular important facet of life, which is Love as a guiding force for human action. This is the time to learn a new way of being.
H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie, The President of The Crown Council of Ethiopia;
Her Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Abena P. A. Busia from Ghana;
Ambassador to CARICOM His Excellency David Comissiong Barbados;
Cornell University Professor Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies from Trinidad & Tobago;
Lawyer and Pan-Africanist Professor PLO Lumumba from Kenya;
Politician, Samia Nkrumah daughter of Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana;
Educator and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Francio Guadeloupe from the Netherlands Kingdom;
Educator and Social Justice Advocate Dr. Karren Dunkley from Jamaica;
South Carolina State University Professor Dr. Frank C. Martin II from the United States;
Rastafari dub poet, musician, educator, and talk-show host Mutabaruka from Jamaica;
Moderated by: Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks, Founder of AFRIKIN;