Black Power, Black Lives & Pan-Africanism Conference:
Honoring the Legacy & Building for a Self-Determining Future.
Organized by Cooperation Jackson, and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy and Development
939 W. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203
SEE BELOW FOR BACKGROUND, DETAILS/AGENDA, AND LOGISTICS
Schedule at a Glance
5-9pm, Thursday, June 16, 2016
6pm-9pm, Friday, June 17, 2016
9am-5pm, Saturday, June 18, 2016
9am-2pm, Sunday, June 19, 2016
The quest for genuine Black Power and revolutionary Pan-Africanism remains unfulfilled, worldwide. African people throughout the world still remain subject to capitalism, European imperialism and various forms of white supremacy and domination, and the plague of neo-colonialism, mis-leadership and imperial accomplices. The struggle for Black /African Liberation is long, protracted and costly, in terms of sweat, tears and blood. The current upsurge in the Black/African Liberation Movement, popularly referred to in the United States as the Movement for Black Lives, powerfully demonstrates that revolutionary ideas and demands emanating from People’s movements don’t die and cannot be defeated.
This Black Power, Black Lives and Pan-Africanism Conference seeks to examine the historic origins and development of the struggle for Black Power and the Black Power slogan emanating from it, and critically analyze the contributions of the individuals, organizations and entities that dedicated themselves to its pursuit (past and present). It will also examine how the current generation and Black Lives Movement is seeking to attain Black Power and Pan-Africanism; and what must be done ideologically, politically and programmatically to build and seize them.