9th CBAAC Colloquium on Pan-Africanism, Jamaica, April 23-26, 2014

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A post by Peter Jordens.

The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), based in Lagos, Nigeria, will host its ninth International Colloquium from April 23 to 26 at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Hosted under the theme, “Toward a New Pan-Africanism – Deploying Anthropology, Archeology, History and Philosophy in the Service of Africa and the Diaspora,” the event will bring together members of the public, including, Pan-Africanists, historians, Nollywood actors, and other experts from African and the Diaspora to discuss matters related to Pan-Africanism.

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The colloquium will be held in conjunction with the Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG); University of the West Indies Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy; Nigerian High Commission; South African High Commission and the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank.

The grand opening ceremony is 6 p.m. on April 23, 2014, and will feature cultural performances from West Africa, South Africa and Jamaica. Attending the Colloquium will be Ministers of Governments of African countries, Ambassadors of African countries in the Americas, and leaders of opinion from global Africa.  It is anticipated that the Prime Minister of Jamaica will declare the Colloquium open on April 23, 2014.

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The event promises to be both intellectually stimulating and entertaining. The public is invited to attend, free of cost and to share in the interaction, discussions and networking opportunities this event provides.

For additional information, please contact Professor Tunde Bewaji at tundebewaji@yahoo.com or john.bewaji@uwimona.edu.jm.

The original colloquium announcement and call for papers can be consulted at http://www.cbaac77.com/new_prog.php and http://www.panafstrag.org/pages/news.php?id=32.

Sources: Marketing and Communications Office, The UWI-Mona, http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/marcom/newsroom/entry/5632, The Institute of Jamaica, http://instituteofjamaica.org.jm/news/4221/cbaac-to-host-ninth-international-colloquium-in-april/profficer

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