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Afrocentrism Conference 2019

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UBC Ponderosa Commons, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, and SFU Harbour Center

6445 University Boulevard, 6163 University Blvd

515 W Hastings St

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

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Afrocentrism Conference: Decolonizing Academia seeks to subvert western ways of knowing and learning and celebrate black scholarship.

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On September 21 and September 22, 2019 Vancouver will experience its first Afrocentrism Conference, whose central theme is Decolonizing Academia. The event features renown Africanfuturist author Nnedi Okorafor, literary giant Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and the acclaimed poet Ijeoma Umebinyuo. Join a series of interactive workshops showcasing the vast knowledge and scholarship vested in Afrocentrism and black/African knowledge systems.

Please note that while the Closing Ceremony on Sept 22 is free, please RSVP by adding the option to your cart in order to confirm your attendance. All morning workshops on September 21 and September 22 include a plenary session at 8am to commence the day.

Ticket includes complimentary beverage, snacks and meal.

Please also note that we offer group discounts if you are registering with a group of 6+ people for both workshop days. Contact us using the contact button at the bottom of of this page in order to receive a discount code. If you classify as low income, please also contact us to receive a 100% discount on the workshops.

DAY 1 WORKSHOPS (Sept 21):

Venue: Ponderosa Commons 6445 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z2

Time: September 21, 8-3:30 pm

Day one workshops include:

  • Afrofuturism and the Anthropocene: Strategies for imagining other worlds
  • The African Stolen Legacy: From The Books in Stone
  • Leading from where we are: Exploring the Status Quo
  • Mapping Contemporary African Literature on these Indigenous Lands
  • Afro Business: Hacking Afro-Entrepreneurial Fears
  • Black Queer Liberation
  • The Black Femme Fatale
  • Re-imagining leadership and African futures

*OPENING CEREMONY*

Venue: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia 6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Time: September 21, 4-7pm

Join us during the opening ceremony, featuring Nnedi Okorafor, followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to interact with the author. Live entertainment and an inspired Caribbean and African cuisine dinner will also be provided.

DAY 2 WORKSHOPS (Sept 22)

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Time: September 22, 8-3:30 pm

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE;

  • Ethos Lab – The Nature of Black Youth Experience in Urban Environments
  • Decolonizing Food Systems
  • Social Movements, African Futures & Utopias
  • Afrocentric Visual Art
  • Hogan’s Alley
  • Activism Has A Seat At Every Table
  • Complex Black Masculinities in a Settler Colonial Canadian State
  • “Ancestries” book launch by Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

*CLOSING CEREMONY*

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre

Time: September 22, 3pm – 6pm

Join us during the Closing Ceremony, featuring the esteemed Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to interact with the author. Live entertainment and an inspired Caribbean and African cuisine dinner will also be provided. Please note that this is event is free. To confirm your attendance please RSVP.

Accessibility: All venues are wheelchair accessible and ASL-EN registered interpreters will be present for the speaking portions of the event

Media Waiver : Photographs and Videos will be taken during the event. By attaining a ticket, I consent the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and The Afrocentrism Conference to use images of myself. I am 18 years of age or older and am competent to sign this contract in my own name. I have read and understood this form prior to signing it, and am aware that by signing this consent I am giving permission to UBC and SFU to use my image for the Purposes listed in the waiver.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded ancestral Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh, occupied by what is now colonially known as Vancouver.

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UBC Ponderosa Commons, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, and SFU Harbour Center

6445 University Boulevard, 6163 University Blvd

515 W Hastings St

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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