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The PAC@70 Youth Question Time has been inspired to celebrate the ground breaking 5th Pan African Congress on MMU All Saints campus – Manchester, 1945.
The Youth Conference forms part of a 3 day conference, organised by the PAC45Foundation in partnership with The Union MMU, University of Manchester Student Union, The Nubian Times and The Youth Charter.
The PAC@70 Youth Question Time event will give access to meaningful discussion of Pan African issues for young people by young people. Using education, art, creative, digital and historical knowledge, to hear voices that are not heard and to discover, what is really in the hearts and minds of the next generation of Pan Africans.
The event will be chaired by The Union MMU President – Jordan Stephen – Chair, with panel members: Pan African Historian and renowned author – Prof Hakim Abdi ,UMSU General Secretary – Naa Acquah, Pan African Activist – Dr Umar Johnson, Pan African Psychologist – Rameri Moukam, and official Black History Month anthem artists Scratchylus Empress Reggae Sizzla Kalonji
Live performances from award winning Scratchylus Empress Reggae Sizzla Kalonji – official Black History Month 2015 single ‘Our Story’, Burga Boy, DJ for the event is Kemoy Walker.
Free refreshment and food will be available from 5:45 pm.
Naa Acquah UMSU General Secretary – ‘PAC 70 Youth Question will give young people the space to talk about what they think and feel, and how we can spread Pan Africanism’
Professor Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora University of Chichester – ‘The 1945 Manchester 5th Pan-African Congress was one of the most important events to take place in that city in the 20th century and the most famous of all the Pan-African congresses. The Congress forever linked Manchester to the struggle for the liberation of Africa and the global African diaspora.’
Jordan Stephen The Union MMU President -” I think there is no better time to showcase the great contributions that young people, students and Manchester have made and can still make to the global conversation about Africa its history and the diaspora”
16th October 2015, The Union MMU, 21 Higher Cambridge St, Manchester M15 6AD 5:45pm – 10pm
Reserve your place at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/pac45foundation-ltd or email firstname.lastname@example.org