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IBW Reparations Summit Schedule

POSTED: April 07, 2015, 8:00 am

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Thursday, April 9th

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Reception: CARICOM and African American Commission, Credential Observers and Special Guests — Mother AME Zion Church, Harlem

7:00 – 9:30 PM
Opening/Welcome Reparations Rally: Mother AME Zion Church, Harlem

  • Invocation, Libations and Ceremonial Opening
  • Welcome and Greetings from Hosts and Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps.
  • Greetings from Delegations from Pan African World
  • Introduction of the CARICOM Reparations Commission
  • Announcement of National African American Reparations Commission
  • Tribute to Queen Mother Moore
  • Tribute National Coalition for Reparations for Black in America – N’COBRA
  • Cultural Performances
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Appeal for Contributions and Support
  • Book Signing

Friday, April 10th

Business Session: CARICOM and African American Commissions, Credential Observers and Special Guests – York College, Jamaica Queens.

8:00 – 8:45
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:45 AM
The State of the CARICOM Reparations Commission:
  • Greetings and Reports from National Commissions
  • Report from the Chairman and CARICOM Secretariat
  • Questions and Comments
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12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:15 – 4:15 PM
Facilitated Dialogue: Leaders of the Caribbean Diaspora and the CARICOM Reparations Commission
  • Examination of critical questions of mutual concern
  • Questions and Comments

4:30 – 5:45 PM
Break and Prep for Tribute to Congressman John Conyers

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tribute to Congressman John Conyers VIP Reception: CARICOM and African American Commission Members, Special Guests, Sponsors and Garvey, Malcolm and Queen Mother Moore Ticketholders – 1199 SEIU Penthouse, Manhattan

7:00 – 9:30 PM
Tribute to Congressman John Conyers Program:
  • Light Repast
  • Tributes
  • Cultural Performances

Saturday, April 11th


Business Session: CARICOM and African American Commissions, Credential Observers and Special Guests – York College, Jamaica Queens.
8:00 – 8:45

Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:45 AM

Facilitated Dialogue: CARICOM, African American Reparations Commissions and Reparations Scholars – A Sharing, Learning Experience.
  • Exchange information and views on conditions for Reparations Movement
  • Discussion of Reparations/Reparatory Justice Platforms/Proposals
  • Questions and Comments

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:15 – 4:15 PM
Facilitated Roundtable Dialogue: The Emerging Pan African Reparations Movement. Representatives of CARICOM and African American Reparations Commissions and reparations advocates from Canada, Europe, Central and South America and Non-CARICOM affiliated Caribbean nations.
  • Information-sharing on status of Reparations Movements in various countries
  • Assessment of climate for building global/Pan African Reparations Movement
  • Strategies for Mutual Support.
  • Questions and Comments
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Break and Prep for Concluding Reception and Reparations Rally

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Concluding VIP Reception: CARICOM and African American Commission Members, Special Guests — First AME Zion Church, Brooklyn

7:00 – 9:30 PM
Concluding Reparations Rally — First AME Zion Church, Brooklyn
  • Invocation, Libations and Ceremonial Rituals
  • Welcome and Greetings
  • Summation of Proceedings
  • Cultural Performances
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Appeal for Contributions and Support
  • Book Signing
9:30 – Until
Caribbean Style “Jump up”/PARTY: Music, Cultural Performances, DANCE!

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