Forever Africa [FACE] 2018

Sat 9 June 2018 10:00 – 17:00

The organisers of FACE 2018 cordially invite you to the launch of Forever Africa Conference and Events.

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. We are interested in setting long- and short-term goals that involve the cooperation of communities, HE staff and students, professionals, NGOs, corporations, etc.

Pan-Africanism is the belief that African peoples, both on the African continent and in the Diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny; that all black people are bound together and can only achieve true liberty in unity.

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.

Dress Code: Pan-African

Confirmed Speakers

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

Sado Jirde, Director Black South West Network (BSWN)

Representatives from:

  • African Voices Forum []
  • University of Bristol Afro-Carribean Society
  • University of Bristol Student Union BME Network
  • University of West of England, Bristol Africa Staff Network.

[The list of speakers will be updated as we get confirmations, website information coming soon.]

Tickets are free, but please book by the 1st of June so we can have an idea of numbers for catering.

Sponsors include:

  • University of Bristol International Office
  • University of Bristol Law School

A word from the Director of FACE, Dr Foluke Adebisi: