Black Power, Black Lives, and Pan Africanism Conference Agenda


Black Power, Black Lives and Pan-Africanism
Honoring the Legacy and Building a Self-Determining Future Conference


Organized by The Cooperation Jackson and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Conference Co-Coordinators
Ifa’Ifalola Omobola
Sacajawea Hall

Day One: Thursday, June 16, 2016
6 pm – 9 pm
Pan-African Exchange: From Black Power to Black Consciousness to Black Lives Matter; From Accra to Greenwood to Soweto to Ferguson; Forward to Black Power, Self-Determination, and Revolutionary Pan-Africanism!

1. Hakima Abbas, JANG
2. Lybon Mabasa, Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA)
3. Explo Nani-Kofi, Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination
4. Ester Stanford-Xosei, Co-Vice Chair, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE)
5. Akil Bakari, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)

Day Two: Friday, June 17, 2016
6 pm – 9 pm
Opening Session: Black Power, Black Consciousness, Black Lives and Pan-Africanism: Past, Present, and Future

1. Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)
2. Ambassador Jesus “Chucho” Garcia, The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in New Orleans
3. Jaribu Hill, Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights
4. Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Centers for Self-Determination (MXCSD)
5. Natalie Offiah, Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
6. Makungu Akinyela, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)

Day Three: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Work Day 1: Developing a Program for Black Power and Self-Determination for the 21st Century

Breakout Groups
 Economics: Building an Economy for the People and the Planet
 Politics: The Struggle for Power, Self-Determination and Social Liberation
 Climate and Ecology: Honoring our Relations and Saving Ourselves and Our Future
 Culture: Creating a Just Society and Social Order for All

NOTE: Each Thematic Group will meet throughout the day in each of the 4 Breakout Sessions listed below. The objective is to go deep in each of these 4-Theme centered areas to develop the outlines of a program of action for building and attaining Black Power, Self-Determination and Social Liberation in the 21st century.

9 am - 10 am Orientation
10 am – 11:15 am Breakout Session 1
11:15 am – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 1 pm Breakout Session 2
1 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Breakout Session 3
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Breakout Session 4
5:30 pm – 6 pm Closing
6 pm Dinner

Day Four: Sunday, June 19, 2016
Work Day 2: Developing a Shared Vision and Program Black Power, Self-Determination and Liberation

Thematic Groups will continue to meet throughout the morning and share their work and reflections with each other in the Gallery Walk. The objective is to explore the work of the 3 other Groups and utilize it to start working on a synthesis of each groups contributions during the Full Group Discussions. The Aim is to produce a Working Paper that will be shared with the broader movement for the continued development of a shared program for building and attaining Black Power, Self-Determination and Social Liberation in the 21st century that will compliment the people’s demands being crafted by the broad Movement for Black Lives.

9 am – 9:30 am Orientation
9:30 am – 11 am Gallery Walk
11 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:30 am Gallery Recap and Framing for Full Group Discussion
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Full Group Discussion, Part 1
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3 pm Full Group Discussion, Part 2
3 pm - 4 pm Closing: Where Do We go From Here? What is to Be Done?

  • With close by Hollis Muhammad Watkins, Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc.