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Pan African Connections

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:00am to 7:00pm

Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room 310 Triphammer Road

A symposium in honor of Professor Locksley Edmondson's retirement

Opening Session: Thursday, April 13th, 2017, 4:30pm-7pm
Welcome: Prof. Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) - Symposium Organizer
Context: Professor James Turner (Founding Director of Africana Studies & Research Center, Cornell University)
Opening Address: Professor Micere Mugo, Syracuse University, “Locksley Edmondson as the Embodiment of Pan-Africanist Connectivity”
Reflections: Family, Friends, Colleagues, Former Students, including:
      - Frank Scruggs, Esq. (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
      - Dr. Belinda Edmondson (Rutgers University - Newark)
      - Prof. N’Dri Assie Lumumba (Cornell University)
      - Statement from Dr. Peter Phillips (Leader of the Opposition, Jamaica)

Panel Presentations: Friday, April 14th, 2017, 9am-7pm

9:00 AM

Panel I: Connections: From the Caribbean to Africa
: Prof. Anne Adams (Cornell University)
Prof. Mukoma wa Ngugi (Cornell University) "Mapping Radical PanAfricanism in The Global South
Prof. Edward Greene (UN Special Envoy for Global Health in the Caribbean), “Reflections on the African Diaspora Connections: Challenges and Triumphs”
Prof. James Mittelman (American University), “The Politics of 'We' and 'They': Locksley Edmondson and Transnational Race Relations”
Prof. Kevin Gaines (Cornell University), “Pan-Africanism in the 1960s”

11:15 AM

Panel II:  Teaching Pan African Connections
: Prof. Muna Ndulo (Cornell University) 
Prof. Paul Sawyer (Cornell University), “The Professor and the World:  Locksley Edmondson as Teacher, Activist, and Inspiration”
Prof. Ayele Bekerie (Mekelle University), “The Establishment of Adwa University of Pan African Studies in Adwa”
Prof. Anne Adams (Cornell University), "Ghana’s Du Bois Centre: A Functioning Symbol of Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century?"

1:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM

Panel III: Pan Africanism and Women's Rights
: Prof. Micere Mugo (Syracuse University)
Victoria Kioko (Cornell University), “On Beauty and the Possibilities of Feminist Pan-Africanism in Una Marson’s The Moth and the Star”
Nicole Mensa (Cornell University), “When Women Stand Up: The Stories of Yaa Asentawa and Leymah Gbowee”
Nadia Sasso (Cornell University), Film: “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?”

4:30 PM

Panel IV: Global Impact: Scholarship and Activism in Africa and the World 
Moderator: Prof. N’Dri Assie Lumumba (Cornell University)
Prof. Darryl Thomas (Pennsylvania State University), “Global Impacts: Locksley Edmondson's Scholarship and Activism in Africa and the World”
Prof. Jonathan Jansen (University of Free State/Stanford University), “How Locksley Edmondson Fought Apartheid - Without Setting Foot in the Place”
Kanyinsola Obayan (Cornell University), "Challenging Africa's Single Story: Afropolitanism and the Politics of Africa Rising"
International Intellectual Formations: Locksley Edmondson
Reflections: Colleagues, Students, Family, Friends, including:
     - Mwalimu Abdul Nanji (Columbia University)
     - James H. Irish, Esq. (Hartsdale, New York)
     - Prof. Norman Uphoff (Cornell University)

     - Prof. Risa Lieberwitz (Cornell University)
     - Statement from Dr. Anyang' Nyong'o (Senator of Kisumu County, Kenya) 
     - Statement from Prof. Horace Campbell (Syracuse University/University of Ghana)

This event is organized by Africana Studies & Research Center and co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

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