| Dear friend, |
The 3rd Pan-Africanism congress will take place under the patronage of the Mayor of the City of Munich on the 28th and 29th October 2011 at the Goethe-Forum, Dachauer Str. 122, in Munich.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his killing, this year’s congress is dedicated to the memory of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Patrice E. Lumumba (1925-1961), whose son, Guy Patrice Lumumba, will be attending the congress as guest of honour.
Pan-African organisations, initiatives and friends of Africa, including a representative of the African Union, will be coming together in October in Munich under the congress theme “Africa’s challenges” for the third time to exchange ideas about feasible ways and means of creating new perspectives for Africa.
Under the four topics
The Pan-African Renaissance
The case of Lumumba and the situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Migration and the so-called „Development Cooperation“ and
The African Diaspora and the African Union (AU)
We will discuss with representatives of the global Pan-African movement from Mali, Congo, Ghana, Uganda, France, Great Britain, USA, Canada and Germany amongst others, the question of where Africa stands 50 years after its independence:
The Keynote address „The challenge of rethinking Africa and the prospects of reshaping it“ will be given by Dr. Ms. Aminata Traoré, social-psychologist, author and former culture & tourism minister of Mali.
According to Hamado Dipama, from the Pan-African Working Group, Munich, “If in the 21st Century, children still die of hunger in a continent full of riches and potential, and if on this same continent numerous civilian lives are lost through NATO military operations 'in the name of Democracy', then there is an urgent need to advocate for another Africa”.
Apart from lectures, the programme also includes workshops and film screenings such as the documentary film on Patrice Lumumba, „Murder in colonial style“, produced by Thomas Giefer who will also be present. The programme will be rounded off with art exhibitions by African artists and a cultural programme with traditional and contemporary African musicians including the Senegalese Political Hip-Hop star Didier Awadi.
Admission is free!
On the website, there is a review of the congresses of 2007 and 2009 including Photo Galleries.
Please find attached the detailed preliminary programme of the 2011 congress.
With best regards,
The congress organising team
AK Panafrikanismus München e.V.
Augsburger Str. 13
Tel: Tel: 089-416159959
Fax: 089 - 76 22 36
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own!
(Wir können keine Fackel tragen, um den Weg eines anderen zu beleuchten, ohne auch unseren eigenen zu erhellen!)
- Ben Sweetland