Launch event: Forever Africa (FACE) 2018
Carpenter Room, Richmond Building, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1LN
The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE).
FACE is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. It has a goal-oriented, interdisciplinary, cross-sector, intergenerational, intercommunity, intercontinental vision to dialogue for the purpose of bringing change to the Pan-African community through knowledge cooperation.
The launch will be dedicated to setting a Pan-African agenda for the next 12 months and beyond, with the aim of setting long- and short-term goals that involve the cooperation of communities, HE staff and students, professionals, NGOs, corporations, etc.
FACE is committed to the following aims and outcomes:
- Establishing and strengthening Pan-African staff and student links within the university, Bristol, nationally and internationally across research and education initiatives,
- Creating a programme of events and endeavours across the year focused on the Pan-African ideal. FACE recognises itself as part of marking the International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024.
- Establishing links with the black community in the city of Bristol,
- Pan-African networking,
- Fostering interdisciplinary research among researchers and encourage students to go into academia,
- Addressing the educational attainment gap,
- Addressing the relative lower employment rates of black students,
- Encouraging and supporting Pan-African cooperation, innovation and enterprise,
- Dialoguing and implementing solutions to Pan-African problems,
- Celebrating Pan-African identity.
Confirmed Speakers include Karl Brown (Clarke Willmott LLP; past president of Bristol business group Bristol Junior Chamber), Kofi Mawuli Klu, Dr Eghosa Ekhator (Law Lecturer, University of Chester) and Sado Jirde (Director Black South West Network), as well as representatives from:
- African Voices Forum
- University of Bristol Afro-Carribean Society
- University of Bristol Student Union BME Network
- University of West of England Africa Week
This event is sponsored by the University of Bristol International Office and the University of Bristol Law School