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Author Event: The African American Odyssey of John Kizell

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies’ Foreign Policy in Focus project and Teaching for Change present a book signing and discussion of The African American Odyssey of John Kizell, by Kevin Lowther. In this biography, Lowther discusses African complicity in the slave trade and examines how it may have contributed to Sierra Leone's latter-day struggles as an independent state. The African American Odyssey of John Kizell illustrates the life of Kizell, a West African enslaved in South Carolina that escaped and fought on the side of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Theater: The Convert

Woolly Mammoth Theater 641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC

FPIF Co-Director Emira Woods will moderate a panel  about women in Africa following the play, "The Convert."

Economic Crisis, War & Racism

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

Don't miss an interactive diague on "why the fight must be for people-centered human rights" with IPS Associate Fellow, Ajamu Baraka visiting from Colombia, South America. 

Film and Discussion: Concerning Violence

NOVA - Alexandria Campus 5000 Dawes Avenue, Bisdorf Bldg, room 127, Alexandria, VA

A film screening followed by a discussion with Pan-African activist and IPS Events Coordinator Netfa Freeman about the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio economic oppression of African people globally.

29th Annual WMS-AME Church UN NGO Conference

Embassy Suites by Hilton 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC

IPS's Netfa Freeman speaks about the 2016 report of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent from their fact finding mission assessing human rights conditions of African/Black people in the U.S.