FACE 2020 held from the 22nd to the 26th of June 2020 as a series of online lunchtime talks. The theme was ‘Decolonisation, Intellectual Pan-Africanism and the Future of the Multiversity: Part I.’ It was well attended with a very engaged audience throughout.
Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE) is a Pan-African initiative brought together by staff and students at the University of Bristol. You can read more about previous conferences and the aims of FACE here and here and here and here and here. More information about the speakers in the videos below can be found here.
Below is a video/photo summary of the 2020 event.
Seminar 1 – Monday the 22nd of June, 12 noon.
Vision and aims of FACE – A Webinar and Q&A with Dr Foluke Adebisi. This was an opportunity to revisit the aims of FACE with the founder and director of FACE.
Seminar 2 – Tuesday the 23rd of June, 12 noon.
An online discussion about the outcome document from FACE 2019 [copies available here] – A conversation with Dr Furaha Asani, Sheila Bamugemereire and Aisha Thomas on lessons and next steps within education.
Seminar 3 – Wednesday the 24th of June, 12 noon.
A conversation with Professor Babatunde Fagbayibo and Dr Edson Burton around solidarity, allyship and centring Pan-African knowledges in the global academy. We also made an open invitation to contribute on the themes to our website online. The contributions can be in form of: blog posts, spoken word, poetry, photo-essays etc. Contact information and other ways to contribute to FACE’s work below:
Seminar 4 – Thursday the 25th of June, 12 noon.
An introduction to the Sankofa [Cape-Cairo by road] trip – in conversation with Lerato Mogoatlhe, traveller and author of ‘Vagabond: Wandering through Africa on faith.’ The Sankofa trip is something we at FACE have been planning for a while. This was an opportunity to share the reasons and visions behind it, as well as have a conversation with someone who has travelled the continent herself. Lerato’s book can be purchased from Amazon and Afrokulcha
Seminar 5 – Friday the 26th of June, 12 noon.
FACE Pius Adesanmi Memorial Student Award for Outstanding Pan-Africanism – This webinar included a preview of the finalists, a short tribute to Professor Adesanmi by Prof Bisi Akinkugbe and Announcement of Award by Dr Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman. The FACE Award recognises student(s) who have made a substantial contribution to the Pan-African community anywhere in the world. We had some really amazing student finalists for this award. We had an opportunity to meet them, learn about and share the work they have done. They all received monetary gift vouchers in recognition of their contributions. You can read more about their achievements here.
If you want to keep in touch with our work, join any of our teams, etc contact us through the following channels:
Facebook: Forever Africa Conference and Events
Email: foreverafrica at outlook dot com