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C-PAC 2020 - Africans Unite Summit

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM EST

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Welcome. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Marcus Garvey bringing together 2500 delegates from Africa and the Africa Diaspora to deliberate “The rights of the Negro Peoples of the World.”

On October 10th 2020, the Caribbean American Political Action Committee (C-PAC) will host the “Africans Unite” Summit to explore how Africans and the African Diaspora Worldwide can unite for the benefit of all our people and realize Marcus Garvey’s dream. Please join us for this momentous and timely event. 

Our distinguished guest speakers will be Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Rt. Honorable Marcus Garvey, Dr. Baffour Adjei Bawuah, Ghana's ambassador to United States of America and Dr. Ife Williams , President of the African Heritage Studies Association. This event is free! Please share with friends and family.

Background. In 1920 Marcus Garvey and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, brought together 2500 delegates from Africa, the Caribbean, North, South and Central America to deliberate on the worldwide condition of Negro people. They produced a document entitled, “The Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World”. There were 54 items of demands, protests and declarations. The document contained the description of our flag (the red, black and green colors), our national anthem, ’Ethiopia thou land of our Fathers’ and declared August 31st as an international holiday to be celebrated by all African people.

This was the Magna Carta for our Pan-African Nation. Africa for Africans, those at home and those abroad. What have we accomplished and to what extent have we realized the ideals of those delegates? In August 1920 we were being lynched in the southern United States, in 2020 we are being lynched north and south either by vigilantes or a militarized police force. We must at this time face the troubling mental and philosophical concepts of white supremacy and systematized racism if we are to survive and prosper. And there is hope.

This year saw the uprising of Africans (those in Africa & the African Diaspora) against global racism, particularly in America. The brutal killing of George Floyd by racist policemen was the tipping point. Not only did Africans in America rise up, but so did those throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the North & South America including the Caribbean. The uprising was global.

African Diaspora members were joined by people of all ethnicities including large numbers of young white people. This is of great significance. But also of great significance, while not prominently remarked on, was the united, forceful voice of the 54 countries of Africa led by Ghana

The year 2020 may mark the year that the dream of Marcus Garvey and many others begin the journey to realization. That dream, the uniting of all Africans wherever they may be born or live, may be at hand.

The purpose of the Summit is to explore how we Africans can unite for the benefit of all our people hence, the theme of the Summit – Africans Unite.