About the Festival
This year’s Kwame Nkrumah Festival will engage in the exploration and pursuance of pan-Africanism with the goal of achieving self-sustenance and liberation from neocolonialism through the establishment of culture, science, and technology as viable mediums for the betterment of the lifestyle of the African people.
The Festival sets out to celebrate and showcase the beauty, ingenuity, and creativity of African cultural production. Our goal is to advance a new and liberating Pan-African cultural economy that will serve the material interests of Africans.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE KNF-AR COLLABORATION
The third Kwame Nkrumah Festival will take place 20 – 24 September online. The festival is led by an amazing group of people including Pr. Amina Mama, producer of the film The Witches of Gambaga, and Abena Busia, Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary of Ghana in Brazil.
Africans Rising has been invited to support the Kwame Nkrumah festival based on the movement’s experience with mass mobilization, most notably for its African Liberation Day (May 25) annual mobilization. In the past four years, African Liberation Day has been the largest annual mobilization for Africans Rising. Each year the mobilization has reached thousands of Africans across dozens of countries on issues including illicit financial flows, slavery, and human trafficking, and global health.
Africans Rising Movement Co-Coordinator Coumba Toure has been invited to join a reflection group to help shape the content and the format of the festival. The reflections shared will include Africans Rising’s experience in organizing and hosting panels and concerts.
Africans Rising Sessions
Bringing together 7 -13 feminists in a circle conversation for o September 23rd from 4:30 to 6 PM. This will 1 hour and half that can be listened to by the public who register.
The session will be facilitated by Coumba Toure, Africans Rising Movement Coordinator, and Wangui Wa Goro, Africans Rising Collective Coordination Co-chair.