By DaQuan Lawrence, Particular to the AFRO
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana not too long ago confirmed his attendance on the upcoming State of the Black World Convention V, which ensues from April 19-23, on the Baltimore Conference Middle in Baltimore, Md.
President Akufo-Addo, who’s presently serving his second time period as Ghana’s head of state, will ship the keynote speech at subsequent month’s convention, which shines a highlight on the Black international neighborhood.
“We’re honored and delighted that President Akufo-Addo, one of the vital influential and revered African heads of state, will take part in our fifth State of the Black World Convention,” stated Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World twenty first Century (IBW), which is convening the occasion.
In an interview earlier this 12 months, Dr. Daniels advised The AFRO: “All roads result in Baltimore for the State of the Black World Convention V,” and the gathering will “function leaders from all over the world engaged in problems with concern to the Pan African world.”
IBW and its worldwide, nationwide and native companions are working continuous to ship on that promise. With the theme, “International Africans Rising, Empowerment, Reparations and Therapeutic,” the five-day convention seeks to strengthen the rising U.S. and international reparations actions, and discover methods and fashions that may deal with social, political and financial points negatively affecting the folks of Africa, and people of the African Diaspora.
“Having President Addo take part within the convention is especially important as a result of he’s rising as a worldwide champion for reparations amongst heads of state in Africa,” stated Dr. Daniels.
The convention’s organizers anticipate leaders from human rights, religion, labor, and political spheres all over the world to attend the convening, and lots of are confirming their participation.
Worldwide scholar-activist Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Black nationalist icon Marcus Mosiah Garvey, is the honorary chairman of the convention.
Garvey will probably be joined by famend actor-activist Danny Glover, who’s the U.N. Ambassador for the Decade for Folks of African Descent, and the Hon. P. J. Patterson, the previous chief of Jamaica and the longest-serving prime minister within the Caribbean.
Anticipated to take part within the historic opening session are Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell and Colombia’s Vice President Francia Marquez.
Patterson will ship opening remarks on “the State of Democracy and Improvement within the Caribbean and Africa.” President Akufo-Addo will situation the keynote assertion adopted by remarks from Mottley and Marquez.
The intergenerational meeting seeks to impress members of the worldwide African Diaspora from all sectors and industries, particularly college students, youth, and community-based organizations. In effort to convene Black youth and entrepreneurs, the convention will function a Younger Chief and Scholar Caucus, a Hip Hop summit, and an African market with cultural reveals and commerce cubicles.
IBW and its companions are contacting directors and pupil leaders from nationwide traditionally Black faculties and universities and requesting that they ship contingents of scholars to Baltimore to have interaction with worldwide and nationwide attendees.
HBCUs akin to Fayetteville State College, Howard College, Jackson State College, Jarvis Christian College, Morgan State College and Virginia State College have all confirmed curiosity in having college students attend the gathering.
The convention will embrace a International Black Girls’s Management Summit and a International Black Mayors and Elected Officers Roundtable. The convention can even function an award ceremony to acknowledge excellent Pan African leaders from the worldwide Diaspora. In the course of the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo will obtain IBW’s Pan-African Legacy Award.
Listed objectives of the convention embrace reassessing the implications of the 2022 midterm election for Black America and the African Diaspora; increasing reparations actions to empower and heal Black households, communities and nations; and advancing methods and fashions to enhance political and financial situations for the Diaspora.
The convening additionally will function periods on points akin to environmental justice, displacement and gentrification, the continued disaster in Haiti, socially accountable financial improvement, combating gun violence and public security and legislation enforcement reformation, and extra.
“President Akufo-Addo’s keynote deal with on reparations coupled with these of different heads of state and main reparations advocates will elevate this convention to one of the vital important within the twenty first century,” stated Dr. Daniels.
attendees can register for the upcoming convention and discover the preliminary agenda and listing of facilitators, audio system and invited friends right here. For extra data on IBW and the State of the Black World Convention V contact email@example.com.