The #AfricaSoftPowerSeries is back today Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5 pm WAT [12 pm EST]
via Zoom with another engaging session on building real and effective transnational solidarity.
It is the 10th session with the theme ‘Going all the Way: Africa and the Diaspora’. To discuss the topic ‘Black Lives Matter: Global Blackness, Transnational Solidarity and Allyship among black people. A time for introspection’ are: Uzodinma-Iweala (moderator), Matthew Ryder, Aaron Mitchell, Ebele Okobi and Paula Moreno.
Don’t miss it! Register at www.theafricasoftpowerproject.com and you can follow @africasoftpower on social media, for all updates on the series.
The organisers said in a statement announcing the virtual summit, which is now in it third week that with so many negative stories about Africa, the theme, ‘Creative Power: Content, Culture and Platforms’ sets the stage for crucial dialogues on how Africa can harness its soft power effectively, to advance strategic interests and shape global conversations.
“As the world’s last large, underdeveloped market, the importance of the creative and knowledge industries takes on added significance when we consider that the continent will be home to more than a third of the world’s population and half of the world’s youth by 2100. In addition, current global affairs underscore that the struggles of African-Americans and people of African heritage are equally the continent’s struggle. Africa must ensure that its creative, technological and cultural assets translate into tangible engines of social and economic growth for all its people,” said the statement.