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Occupy Global Africa!

February 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

photo of Affiong radio interviewA wave of mass organization and resistance is smashing barriers of fear, isolation and apathy. From Harriet Tubman to Marcus Garvey to Kwame Nkrumah, the battle cry of the African liberation struggle has been “Organize! Organize! Organize!”

Come to a presentation and discussion with Affiong L. Affiong, visiting Washington DC as part of a national lecture and speaking tour in the USA to rebuild bridges across the Atlantic. Affiong will address such questions as: What are the challenges of African people today, on the Continent and in the Diaspora? Where is the place of African people in the framework of the new world order? As we celebrate Black History Month in 2012, how do we prepare for the challenges that await us beyond the horizon?

Affiong L. Affiong is Executive Director of the Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre based in Accra and London, and is co-founder of Moyo wa Taifa, a Pan African Women’s Network created to establish links between African women on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Born in Nigeria, Affiong’s political life began as a student activist at the University of Ibadan, where she graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Political Science. She obtained a second degree in Law from the University of Lagos, where she developed her work as a student leader and political organizer in the Students Representative Council and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). She was arrested and incarcerated with other student leaders by for challenging and mobilizing mass support against the military government’s attempts repress the independent student union movement. A dynamic public speaker, broadcaster, lecturer, organiser and cultural ambassador, Affiong is an international advocate on human and people’s rights including women’s rights, reparations, debt repudiation, social justice and development.

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Date:
February 16, 2012
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Netfa Freeman, IPS
Email:
netfa@ips-dc.org

Venue

IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Phone:
2022349382