Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

National Council for Black Studies

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

National Council for Black Studies

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National Council for Black Studies www.ncbsonline.org 36th Annual National Conference March 7-10, 2012 Sheraton Atlanta Hotel 165 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Hotel Rates: $145 single; Clubs $175; Suites $445 (NCBS members) Early Bird Registration Deadline is February 7, 2012 404-659-6500, 404-614-8250

The conference will feature speakers, individual paper presentations, posters, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, and a town hall meeting that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety perspective. Of particular interest are presentations that will comparatively explore the above experiences, as well as those that examine the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and methodologies.

2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC2), September 21-24, 2012

Jointly Organized by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Of Canada)

Venue: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada, invite you to participate in the 2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference at the beautiful campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Theme: "Africa's Many Divides and Africa's Future"

"If in the past the Sahara divided us, now it unites us." Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared some fifty years ago. Keenly aware of Africa's many artificial divides, Nkrumah was determined to lead a revolution that would bridge those divides. One way to achieve this goal, Nkrumah proposed, was a continental pan-African government, which would provide the African people the opportunity to pool and marshal their enormous real and potential economic, human and natural resources for the optimal development of their continent. A continental union government, Nkrumah was convinced, would ensure that Africa ended the divisions created by the trilogy of enslavement, colonization and neo-colonization of Africans. Nkrumah was concerned by other divisions as well; those created by time/history, nature and above all those created by Africans themselves, such as ethnic/ racial, and religious discrimination, classism, sexism, ageism, as well as atavistic and backward traditional practices, including 'tribalism' and patriarchy. …

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