The African American Association of Ghana in honour of the 2015 edition of Black History Month will present a ‘Day of Dialogue and Cultural Exchange’ on Saturday, February 28 at the W.E.B. DuBois Centre in Accra.
The event, which would take off with music and dance performances, would comprise four panel discussions. The deliberations would feature prominent African American/ Ghanaian scholars, historians and artists who would dilate on diverse topics.
An outline of topics to be discussed include ‘African American Heroes Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, ‘Are African Americans Obroni – What Does This Word Really Mean’?, ‘How the African-American Culture influenced Cultures of the World’ and ‘How Do We Avoid That Which Divides Us and Embrace Principles That Bring Us Together’?
Panelists include Dr Fenton Sands (US AID Consultant), Philiipe Ayivor (President, American Chamber of Commerce), Prof Kofi Agyekum, (Department of Linguistics University of Ghana), Gyedu-Blay Amobolley (Musician), Janet Butler (Vice President, Africa Region-Caribbean United Way Worldwide) and Dr Samuel Ntewusu (Research Fellow – Institute of African Studies).
Others are Dr Esi Sutherland Addy (Senior Research Fellow – Institute of African Studies), Rabbi Kohain, (Hebrew Israelites of Ghana), Dr Catherine Gardiner (President – Caribbean Association of Ghana) and Brenda Powell (President – Rita Marley Foundation).
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States and other countries for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora .
The United States Embassy in Accra, W.E.B DuBois Centre, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana and Centre for African and International Studies, University of Cape Coast are sponsoring the event.
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