Three LIVE WEBCASTS took place on Sat 17th October 2015.
First off at 10am GMT: Pan African Congress 1945 by Hakim Adi, Garvey by Cecil Gutzmore, Science by Geoff Palmer.
Hakim Adi is a British historian and scholar who specializes in African affairs. He has written widely on Pan-Africanism and the modern political history of Africa and the African diaspora.
Cecil Gutzmore is a former lecturer at London Metropolitan University and in the University of the West Indies Institute of Caribbean Studies. He is currently an independent researcher and writer as well as being involved in political & community activism in Jamaica and the UK.
Sir Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer OBE is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a human rights activist.
Then at 1.30pm GMT: Pan African Talks by Lee Jasper (Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century), Viv Ahmun (Social Action) and Zita Holbourne (Unions). (The programme was changed from the published speakers who would have included Kadija George on women and Roger McKenzie on unions).
Manchester-born Lee Jasper is a British race relations activist, and politician who served as Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities to the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.
Viv Ahmun is a Senior Partner at Coreplan (www.coreplan.org.uk), a Director at the Choices Consortium (www.choicesconsortium.org), and founder member of GEEDA (an international consultancy specialising in gender and educational empowerment).
Zita is a working mother, artist, poet, PCS trade union representative, a founding member of Black Activists Rising against Cuts, a committed human rights activist and has been a member of the TUC race Relations Committee for many years.
Finally at 4pm GMT: Temi Mwale and Dr Umar Johnson.
Temi Mwale will present Youth at the Forefront; Temi lost a friend to youth violence when she was only 16, and in 2012 she founded the Get Outta The Gang organisation.
Dr Umar Johnson is considered an authority on the education of African-American children and on mental health in the black community. He will present a talk followed by Q+A on ‘Pan-Africanism: A Global Affair’ which should prove to be both thought provoking and informative.
All these presentations will be webcast LIVE! Right here, on this page you will be able to watch the presentations in the YouTube boxes below. You will NOT need any special software to view them, as long as you can watch YouTube videos on your computer, tablet or smartphone then you can watch the webcasts.
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You can ALSO interact with the live webcasts discussion by adding comments or questions using live messaging, simply click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right of the video window and then use the ‘Chat’ area to the right on the YouTube page. So if you can’t make it to the conference, then join in and participate from wherever you are!