Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Virtual ‘Africans Unite’ Summit set for October 10

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Marcus Garvey bringing together 2,500 delegates from 22 countries from Africa and the African Diaspora to deliberate on “The rights of the Negro Peoples of the World”.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Marcus Garvey bringing together 2,500 delegates from 22 countries from Africa and the African Diaspora to deliberate on “The rights of the Negro Peoples of the World”.

The year 2020 has seen the world grapple with several challenges, including the call for social and racial justice across the globe following the killing of George Floyd - which saw an outpouring from people of all walks of life joining in that fight; the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on society.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Marcus Garvey bringing together 2,500 delegates from 22 countries from Africa and the African Diaspora to deliberate on “The rights of the Negro Peoples of the World” at the Universal Negro Improvement Association's first international convention in New York City. That convention saw the adoption of the Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World, considered to be one of the world’s earliest and most comprehensive human rights documents.

With 2020 highlighting the continued need for the fight for justice and human rights, the Caribbean-American Political Action Committee (C-PAC) will lend its voice to the ongoing struggle with the hosting of the virtual “Africans Unite” Summit on October 10, 2020 from 12 to 2pm on C-PAC’s website: caribbeanpac.org.

The summit will have a vibrant and robust discussion from our distinguished guest speakers Dr. Julius Garvey, son of the Jamaican national hero Marcus Garvey, Dr Baffuor Adjei Bawuah, Ghana's ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Ife Williams, President of the African Heritage Studies Association and Jacob Ali-Wertheimer, a youth social justice activist and grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

The panelists will focus on the issues that impact the African Diaspora, as well as charting a way forward for the future.

The summit will explore how Africans and the African Diaspora worldwide can unite for the benefit of all our people and realize Marcus Garvey’s dream. It is free to the public. Those who are interested can register at https://bit.ly/33kWrv2 for this momentous and timely event.

The summit will also have video messages from heads of states and organisations around the world.

Goulda Downer, the chair of C-PAC and the brainchild behind the summit said that she is expecting a memorable day. One that will help to further energize people from around the world to join in the movement for justice, equality, and equal rights.

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