EVENT: Feb 15-16 – Amilcar Cabral’s Continued Relevance to Struggles for Liberation

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The Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (NPAS), Justice Is Not Colour-Blind, International League of Peoples’ Struggle/Canada, Group for Research and Initiatives for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA) and the Pan-Afrikan Solidarity Network (U of T)

present

an Afrikan Liberation Month forum on the the relevance of the Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verdean revolutionary theoretician, military strategist and practitioner Amilcar Cabral to the struggle for the self-organizing and mobilization of the masses, economic and social justice and resistance against neocolonialism, patriarchy and imperialism.

PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

FILM SCREENING: “Afrikan Leaders: Amilcar Cabral”

Using rare archival footage, director Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa accurately chronicles both the personal and public sides of an African icon in Amilcar Cabral. The founder of the African Party for Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Amilcar Cabral led the Liberation Movement against Portugal for those countries.
Excerpt from the film AFRICAN LEADERS: AMILCAR CABRAL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGPkdCGDn8k

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Ameth Lo, Cabral, Pan-Afrikanism and Today’s Challenges, Organizer with Group for Research and Initiatives for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA)

Wangui Kimari, The (Ir)responsibility of the Intelligentsia and Other Middle-class Elements in the Afrikan Revolution, Organizer with the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity, student leader and doctoral student, York University

Crisostomo Tavares, Guinea-Bissau Now & The Post-independence Political Situation

WHEN: Friday, February 15, 2013

WHERE: 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-170 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto (next to the St. George subway station)

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Free Public Event – suggested donation of $5 or Pay What You Can (PWYC)

January 20, 2013 was the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral by Afrikan opportunists and collaborators as well as Portuguese colonialism.

TRIBUTES TO AMILCAR CABRAL

“Cabral was widely known as one of the most important figures in the Third World comparable in stature to a Ho Chi Minh or a Fidel Castro. His assassination thus sent shock waves throughout Africa and around the world.” – Gerard Chaliand, a major writer on revolutionary struggles and socialist developments in the Third World

According to Fidel Castro, “one of the most lucid and brilliant leaders in Africa, Comrade Amílcar Cabral, who instilled in us tremendous confidence in the future and the success of his struggle for liberation.” – comment on Cabral’s contribution at the 1966 Tricontinental Conference in Havana, Cuba, which was gathering of revolutionaries from Asia, Afrika, Latin America and the Caribbean

CABRAL WORKSHOPS:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

SEE POSTER ABOVE

For further information, please contact NPAS:
network4panafrikansolidarity@gmail.com

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