When the Institute of the Black World (IBW) 21st Century convenes its annual conference this November in Newark New Jersey it will bring along some star power. IBW has announced that actor and humanitarian Danny Glover will serve as the honorary chairman of the Pan African Institute to be held during the 2016 State of the Black World Conference IV, slated for November 16 -20.
The Institute will feature a number of other notables, including Sir Henry Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the West Indies; Dr. Verne Sheppard, Vice Chair, CARICOM Reparations Commission; Mireille Fanon Mendes, Chairperson Frantz Fanon Foundation and H.E. Tete Antonio, African Union Representative to the U.N.
The conference will take place at the Robert Treat Best Western Hotel in downtown Newark New Jersey. The Pan African Institute kicks off the conference, with a focus on Democracy and Development in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The session begins at noon on November 16 with an International Town Hall Meeting in the evening at 7:30 pm. The evening session will focus on the global movement for reparatory justice. The evening event is free and open to the public. Registration is now open for the 2016 State of the Black World Conference IV.