Events, movie screening, for African Liberation Day

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African Liberation Day: Building Healthy Communities

Tuesday, May 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT) / 4 pm – 5:30 pm (GMT)

On African Liberation Day, we will discuss COVID-19, human rights challenges, Pan-Africanism and why the spirit of Ubuntu is the one thing that can get us through this pandemic.

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Speakers: Pauline Muchina, Emira Woods, Dr. Ahmed Ouma (CDC Africa) Mr. Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International)

Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Our Rights, Our Health, Our Future - #Rise4OurLives

Free Movie Streaming – KEMTIYU, Cheikh Anta

Tuesday, May 25

«Kemtiyu» depicts the life of Cheikh Anta Diop, a prominent political figure and researcher who dedicated his life to the pursuits of truth and justice. The movie will be streamed according to the schedule below:

Kiswahili – 1:00 pm (EAT)

French – 1:00 pm (GMT)

Subtitled English – 8:00 pm (SAST)

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 26, 10 am – 12 pm – 1:30 pm (GMT)

Online celebrations African women working for positive change in their communities. These women have been nominated for recognition as “Invisible Giants” by Africans Rising members.

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

A panel and open discussion with African women activists working for positive change in their communities. This virtual ceremony will include a livestream of pre-recorded videos of “Invisible Giants” discussing their work and sharing their messages of hope.

The New Scramble for Africa

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

This webinar will reignite conversations on how activists have been able to survive the pandemic while not giving up on their duties and commitments to positive social change. Hear from thought leaders and experts who provide their insights on successful strategies for activists during the pandemic.

Speakers: Deji Adeyanju (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising), Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama, (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising)

Sustainability and Good Governance: Harnessing Africa’s Rich Resources for Development

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

Africa is a rich continent, with a rich and powerful heritage. Africa’s global diaspora is a part of the continent’s history and future. This event will discuss the need for good governance, people-centered sustainable development, economic equality, social justice, accountability and transparency as we work together to build the world we need and the Africa We Want.

Moderator: Mwiza Munthali (Host, Africa Now! Radio Show)

Speakers: Briggs Bomba (Project Director, TrustAfrica), Everjoice Win (Executive Director, Shine
African Feminist Leadership)

African Liberation Show: An Online Concert

Friday, May 28, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (GMT)

In the first hour, Francophone and Anglophone artists and activists from across the continent will share their ideas on cultural decolonisation and their art. In the second hour, there will be a virtual concert to address the 25th of May theme and performances of creative actions for positive social change.

Featured Artists: Lass Primo, MD MO (Mauritania); Phatal Ebodé (Cameroon); Magui, Al Dalaal MC, Kals, Safaray, Jah Jah King, Ndongo, Andiyes, Sangotte (Senegal);
Gauthier, Lydie (DRC); Nessa, Mwiya Moody (Zambia), Teresa (Mozambique); Maryjacob (Nigeria)

Paint and Sip – Love is Liberation

Saturday, May 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

As we celebrate African liberation day, we celebrate the love that connects us all. Download the image from our website or create your own drawing and join us in a virtual painting setting as we close off our one week of celebrations with a moment of self reflection, self care and love.

Featured Artist: Marieme Ba, Ayele Ba & Emira Woods Painting Material + Stencils: Click to Download the StencilRead The Story behind the Painting and inspiration behind the activity

Debt Cancellation for African Countries

June 3rd, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT)

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Movement Coordinator, Africans Rising) and Asha Jaffar (Activist, Kenya) host a collaborative discussion with key stakeholders and Africans Rising members to draft a citizen’s charter to guide African countries on debt cancellation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers: Brian Kagoro (Open Society Foundation), Buba Khan (ActionAid International), Zakaria Sambakhe (ActionAid – Senegal), Omolara Balogun (WASCI), Noutcha Prudence (Activist, Cameroon), Luckystar Azree (Tax Justice Expert, Kenya)


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