Launch of ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE] 2018 – University of Bristol

Saturday 9th June, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Carpenter Room, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1LN

The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Forever Africa Conference and Events’ [FACE].

FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented, interdisciplinary, cross-sector, inter-generational, inter-community, intercontinental vision to dialogue for the purpose of bringing change to the Pan-African community through knowledge cooperation. The launch will be dedicated to setting a Pan-African agenda for the next 12 months and beyond. We are interested in setting long- and short-term goals that involve the cooperation of communities, HE staff and students, professionals, NGOs, corporations, etc.

Pan-Africanism is the belief that African peoples, both on the African continent and in the Diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny; that all black people are bound together and can only achieve true liberty in unity.

FACE is committed to the following aims and outcomes:

  • Establishing and strengthening Pan-African staff and student links within the university, Bristol, nationally and internationally across research and education initiatives
  • Creating a programme of events and endeavours across the year focused on the Pan-African ideal. FACE recognises itself as part of marking the International Decade for People of African Descent , proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024
  • Establishing links with the black community in the city of Bristol
  • Pan-African networking
  • Fostering interdisciplinary research among researchers and encourage students to go into academia
  • Addressing the educational attainment gap
  • Addressing the relative lower employment rates of black students
  • Encouraging and supporting Pan-African cooperation, innovation and enterprise
  • Dialogue and implementing solutions to Pan-African problems
  • Celebrating Pan-African identity.

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Confirmed Speakers:

  • Karl Brown – Clarke Willmott LLP; past president of Bristol business group Bristol Junior Chamber
  • Kofi Mawuli Klu – PANAFRIINDABA
  • Dr Eghosa Ekhator, -Law Lecturer, University of Chester
  • Sado Jirde – Director Black South West Network (BSWN)

Representatives from:

Tickets are FREE and available from Eventbrite. Please book by the 1st of June 2018, so we can cater accordingly.

Sponsors include:

  • University of Bristol International Office
  • University of Bristol Law School

A word from the Director of FACE, Dr Foluke Adebisi