Ever wonder why the people with the longest history on earth have to cram it into the shortest month of the year for Black History Month? Well, at the Institute of African Studies this year (and every year) it's Black History Month and Beyond!!!!
Next week, we will mount our 3rd Annual Black History Month (and Beyond) Film Festival together with a special treat for the very first time as part of the week's activities -- a captivating lecture from the NEW Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, Thomas Kwesi Quartey.
What: AU Deputy Chairperson Thomas Kwesi Quartey will be speaking on the topic "From the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the AU: Tracing the Interconnecting Cord of Pan-Africanism." In this talk he will educate and explicate about some of the early roots of African Unity!
When: 2 March 2017, 4-6PM Ghana Time
Where: Live and in-person at the Institute of African Studies JHK Nketia Conference Hall (upstairs) and online via Skype: Just add user ias.legon to be linked to the lecture live and to participate in the Q&A!!!
Also, we have an amazing line up of films this year with the theme of "African People Solving African Problems: Lessons in Self-Determination and Self-Sufficiency!"
What: The 3rd Annual Black History Month Film Festival "African People Solving African Problems: Lessons in Self-Determination and Self-Sufficiency!"
When: 27 February - 3 March 2017, 4-6PM Ghana Time
Where: Institute of African Studies - JHK Nketia Conference Hall
The Coconut Revolution (27 February 2017)
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (28 February 2017)
The Man Who Stopped the Desert (1 March 2017)
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (3 March 2017)
Be sure to join us all next week for an exciting line-up of films and a thought-provoking lecture!!!
See you in the place to be at the University of Ghana - Institute of African Studies!!!