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International Year for People of African Descent

Calendar of events

9 December - ResoNations 2011: An International Telematic Music Concert for Peace
Abu Dhabi, Nairobi and New York
Contact: sarah@sarahweaver.org

9 November 2011 - Celebration - International Year for People of African Descent , Africa; Mère de tous les peuples
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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2 November 2011-24 June 2012 - Itinerant photographic exhibition: "Women in Africa - No Color One Color"
Italian Institute of Culture, Nairobi, Kenya; Sheraton Hotel, Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy; and other venues.
Contact: info@fuoriserrone.biz
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20 October - Panel discussion on "The Causes and Consequences of Racism"
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti , Michigan, United States of America
Contact: vokafor@emich.edu
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9 October - 16th Annual Maafa event to commemorate the enslavement of Africans
San Francisco, California, United States of America
Contact: woseOAK@aol.com; mail@maafasfbayarea.com; wandasabir@gmail.com

3-7 October – World Afro-descendant Youth Summit
Radisson Europa Hotel & Conference Center San José, Costa Rica
Contact: cumbre@proyectocaribe.org, circuloafro@gmail.com
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22-24 September - 7th International African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference
World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact: ansa_newsletter@gov.ns.ca

18-21 August – Cumbre Mundial de Afrodescendientes (World Summit on Afro-descendants)
La Ceiba, Honduras
Contact: cumbremundialafro@gmail.com

11-13 August – Pan-African Women’s Action Summit
Minneapolis Community and Technological College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Contact: pawas@copelandcarson.net

6-12 June – Afro-Brazilian Arts and Cultural Heritage Festival
Washington DC, United States of America
Contact: zangada@capoeiradc.com
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5 June 2011 - Launch of a series of events for the International Year for People of African Descent -St Thomas
University of Virgin Islands, St Thomas Campus, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands
Contact: ludlowebailey@gmail.com

18-20 May - Colloque "Enseigner les traites, esclavages, leurs abolitions et leurs héritages" (Seminar on aducation programme on the slave trades)
Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Paris, France
Contact: marie-albane.desuremain@paris7.jussieu.fr
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5-7 May - Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies "Africa Here, Africa There"
York University, Toronto, Canada
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4-11 May – Black International Cinema Festival
Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Contact: bicdance@aol.com

Note: This calendar of events is provided for information only and not all are official UN events. OHCHR only takes responsibility for the organization and outcome of its own events.

International Year for People of African Descent
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