By Explo Nani-Kofi
KILOMBO 2012 – Annual Event of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination
Kilombo. the name, comes from the Kimbundu language of the Ambundu people in Angola. The word is from an African language that is synonymous of resistance in Africa and also for people of African descent outside. The word is applicable to both the continent and the Diaspora because of its Pan- African orientation by its users under the framework of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African elf-Determination.
Kilombo means a fighting settlement or a committee of resistance. Queen Nzingha led the revolts against the colonial occupation of the Portuguese in Angola from her kilombos. When the enslaved Africans were taken to Brazil they revolted against the slave owners and they called the fortresses from which they fought kilombos.
This is to invite you, brothers and sisters, to Kilombo 2012, which is an event onAfrica, Africans and Social Justice.
This is going to be an annual event and the first which is Kilombo 2012 will lay the foundation for launching the Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination.
The event, which is also a festival for the ending of neo-colonialism in Africa, will take place at the Woezor Hotel, Ho, Ghana from 24th to 26th August 2012.
Participants should register through firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 00233241498912.
Registration fees are 20 US Dollars or 15 Pounds Sterling.
There are very limited places.
Get in touch early with the organizers so that you can make necessary visa arrangements.
Below is the content of the programme:
Friday 24th August
– Opening Rally – The Challenges of Post-Colonial Africa
Saturday 25th August
– Discussion on the book African Awakening – The Emerging Revolutions
published by Pambazuka Press
– Sudan and the Sahel Zone Conflict : Myth or Reality
– Crisis of Anti-Colonial Liberation Movements in the Post-Colonial Era
– Women in the Struggle for Social Justice in Post-Colonial Africa
– Philosophy of Social Justice and Decolonisation
– The Post-Colonial State and the Crisis of Petit-Bourgeois Experiments
– Culture as a facilitator of African Unity
– Spirituality and the Struggle for Social Justice
– Media and the Struggle for Social Justice
Sunday 26th August
– The Challenges for Internationalism Today
– Panafricanism : the African Continent and the Diaspora
Closing Plenary : Ways Forward Out of Africa’s Post-Colonial Crisis
Director, Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination
P.O. Box CT 2007
Cantonments – Accra
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