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4th African History Month Conference: How is African History Important to African Development?
March 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EAT
Join us this Saturday on the 4th African History Month Conference as we celebrate people of African descent at home or Diaspora, reunite, educate, inspire and reignite the Pan Africanism Spirit :Theme for the Event is:
” How is African History Important to African Development?
We are delighted to Host Monique Russell as a Keynote Speaker for the conference with focus being the correlation between African History and Economic Development.
Monique Russell is the communications expert you want on your team. She teaches women leaders and teams how to have positive and productive relationships at home and work using effective communications tools and strategies.
Passionate about serving Black and Women Employee Resource Groups, organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, the Centers for Disease Control, Verizon, Intel, Equifax, and the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International, trust Monique to guide them in implementing communication strategies that foster connection, community, creativity, and courage. You can too.
Monique has 20 years’ experience in the science of Communications and leads Clear Communication Solutions – an international training, coaching, and consulting firm that focuses on confidently communicating from the inside out. She is the author of the Ultimate Speaker’s Guide and the book Intentional Motherhood: Who Said it Would Be Easy, and host of the Bridge to U: Understanding and Black Unity podcast.
Does Our Past Determine our Present or Future?
Yes it does. There is direct relationship between Colonialism, Slavery and Underdevelopment of Africa.
Walter Rodney 1973 Book entitled ”How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” vividly describes how Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes. One of his main arguments throughout the book is that Africa developed Europe at the same rate as Europe underdeveloped Africa.
Rodney argues that a combination of power politics and economic exploitation of Africa by Europeans led to the poor state of African political and economic development evident in the late 20th century. Though, he did not intend “to remove the ultimate responsibility for development from the shoulders of Africans.. He believes that every African has a responsibility to understand the capitalist system and work for its overthrow.
The United States of Africa is glad to once again host another conference to celebrate the African History Month and champion for Unity of Africans at home and abroad to work together towards the establishment of the infrastructures Africa needs to develop.
“He who feeds you, controls you.” This famous quote by Thomas Sankara is as true now as it was then. In order for Africa to be truly independent, financial literacy and practice of cooperative economics are vital to our progress.
Africa is being exploited so that the west and east can be rich, while the majority of continental Africans live in financial poverty. The wealth of the west is built upon slavery, colonialism and the continuous exploitation of Africa and its resources. Loans, colonial taxes, sanctions, corruption from neo colonial powers ensure that the system of white supremacy stays in place.
Financial aid campaigns, the white savior, and now the eastern savior narrative, have been perpetuated to keep the tale of a helpless continent alive, when in reality Africa is providing the world with its wealth.
How can we break this cycle?
How can we achieve financial independence both from the west and east?
Tune in to understand our predicament and possible solutions on our way to financial independence.
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