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15 – 18 OCTOBER 2020

SEE MY WORLD FESTIVAL

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Sixth form and College Online conference

Curated by Manchester Metropolitan University PAC@75 celebrations

The History, Politics and Philosophy Department at Manchester Metropolitan University invite you to attend a bespoke online conference to bring to attention the significance of the 5th Pan African Congress.

What was the historical context to it, why did it happen in Manchester, who attended it, and why was it, and still is important?

Featuring; Professor Hakim Adi, Marika Sherwoord, Terence Dooley, Dr Jade Munslow Ong and Tunde Adekoya

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Official Festival Launch // Introduction

Broadcast from the Newly refurbished MMU Arts faculty, previously Chorlton Town Hall where the 1945 Pan-African Congress had taken place, we launch ‘SEE MY WORLD’ with a plethora of exhibitions, conversations and performances,
featuring Akala, SuAndi, and Tania Camara.

In partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Poetry Library

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Prof. Hakim Adi - Pan African Congress revisited talk

Prof. Hakim Adi sets the scene, providing context as to why the 1945 Pan-African congress took place in Manchester and why it was so significant in its cause to present a new world equality for idigenous and Pan-Arican people moving forward.

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Akala: In conversation

An In conversation with Akala exploring the roots of Pan-Africanism, the Pan-African congress and ideologies that promote self-realisation and self-determination for pan-Africans.

This event will be live-streamed. Please get tickets to join the online conversation and Q&A

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Voices for Freedom By SuAndi

Online premium film screening.

Curated by Manchester Metropolitan University PAC@75 celebrations

Unique performances of original and existing work presented by family members of the Manchester based Pan African Congress 1945 delegates.

A fusion of oral history, dance, acapella and poetry, with extracts from writers including W.E.B DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Merle Collins and SuAndi.

The screening includes new commissioned pieces by Ronald Samm, tenor, and Kevin.E.Turner, Company Chameleon, with musical score by Kevin Davy. https://www.blackartists.org.uk

Voices for Freedom has been curated by Manchester poet SuAndi of Black Arts Alliance and developed in collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library.

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Afua Hirsch and Khadija Diskin In conversation and Q&A session

Curated by Manchester Metropolitan University PAC@75 celebrations

Afua Hirsch, Guardian columnist, award winning writer of Brit(ish) film producer and presenter of the recent television series Africa Renaissance will be interviewed by MMU PhD student Khadija Diskin.

This In conversation event will be broadcast live and will be followed by a short Q&A session with a select ticketed audience of students and staff from the Manchester Universities collaborating in the PAC@75 event.

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Rage with Words a short film by Courtney Hayles

Written and first recorded in the immediate aftermath of the BLM protests around the world, ‘Rage with Words’ is an introspective, artistic and honest visual narrative that will challenge and provoke the viewers’ idea of what institutional racism feels like.

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Pan-African Youth Panel : WHO WE BE?

An open discussion exploring provocations and Inspirations from the UK’s PanAfrican youth and community relating to race, identity and leadership. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Featuring/

David “Sideman” Whitely - Presenter, Comedian, Creator
Heba Rose - Manchester March Organiser/ Young Person
Tina Rehana - Cultural consultant, choreographer, and dance school founder.
Prof. Hakim Adi - British Historian & Academic
Tasha Crawford - CBBC Newsround Director/Producer
Dr. Patrick Williams - Manchester Metropolitan University
Kwame Asamoah - University Of Manchester Students' Union General Secretary
Shiloh - Artist, Youth Activist, 84Youth
Medulla - Poet, Youth Activist, Young Identity

Curated by Big People Community In partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

This event will be live-streamed. Please get tickets to join the online conversation and Q&A

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Nutrition, Meditation and Afrikan Yoga workshop

Nai Davina, a certified Yoga Teacher, well being advocate for over 10 years and founder of Meta Yoga, uses holistic approaches as tools to achieve overall mind, body soul alignment.

She incorporates African Tai Chi (Hudu, moving with the elements)into her fluid yoga practice.

This finely attuned practice focuses on body, mind and space alignment to achieve optimum health and well being, self elevation and self preservation through rhythmic breathwork, postures, and mindful movements.

Nai Davina will deliver a combination of Hudu (African Tai Chi) postures with Pranayama/ Breathwork to help bring the physical body, vibratory body and mind into alignment. This combination is based on the Smai Tawi (African) Yoga system and is specifically designed to reconnect us to our true origins.

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Understanding Trauma Workshop

Designed in collaboration between 42nd Street & Courtney Hayles

This workshop will provide you with some helpful tools to better understand trauma and how it may have played an intrinsic role within your life. We will explore the reasons that cause you to fight or take flight whenever a situation triggers a suppressed memory, often inherited from generations past.

This interactive, digital workshop has been created to allow young people of colour, specifically those from African-Caribbean backgrounds, to explore the causes, challenges and impact of mental health issues and how the subject of mental health is represented in the black community.

This workshop aims to help young people understand trauma, the physical manifestations that are associated with it, and the tools that they can use to be more self-aware, develop coping strategies and support their emotional wellbeing when faced with challenging situations.

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Sankofa Entrepreneur & employability workshop

Delivered by T.A.P. Project

This workshop will cover the legacy of successful Black/African Entrepreneurs, how to develop different types of income streams, how to become an Entrepreneur, as well as how to generate extra income from different side hustles.

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Community Focus and Resilience Workshop: An African Values-Based Approach

Delivered by The African Pot Project Ltd

The presentation and workshop will cover ‘Elements of Change for Self Realisation’, touching on current theory and practice, exploring Pan-African based values and approaches, such as Ma’at, Ubuntu and Nguzo Saba, in contrast and as a catalyst conversation piece for personal and organisational change.

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Digitising PanAfrican Archives Workshop

Delivered by The ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relation Resource Centre and Education Trust

To mark the 75thAnniversary of the 1945 Pan African Congress held in Manchester, this interactive Workshop will explore the value of archiving photographs and documents, highlight the importance of preserving Pan African and other ethnic heritage using both traditional and non-traditional methods of archiving.

Drew Ellery invites participants on a digital tour of the 1945 Pan African Congress Archive held at Manchester Central Library, reflecting on both old and new methods of preserving and interpreting archives. He will also lead a tutorial on how to digitise your photographs and documents, as well as reflecting on issues around consent and copyright.

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Pan African Community Panel: WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?

Invited speakers discussion to explore the many interesting journeys and experiences of Pan African Peoples within The UK. What needs to happen for tomorrow's generation of Pan Africans to prosper?

Prof. Hakim Adi – PAC 45 Specialist Historian, Author & Academic
Prof Geoff Thompson MBE DL FRSA – Former 5 x World Champion and Pioneering Sports Youth Activist
Dr Sue Luke – Pioneer, Founder and Principal of Shockout
Andrew Lindo – Creator and Publisher of Black History Activity books
Shirley May - Author, Writer, Poet, Young Identity

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Channel You: Live Performances

Live Performances and Dj sets from Manchester and the UK’s PANAFRICAN Talent.

Powered by Manchester International Festival and Big People Community CIC

6.30PM - Roots Raddix
6.55PM - CHUNKY
7.10PM - MISHA B
7.45PM - SNO
8.35PM - Kemoy B
9.10PM - DJ SILVA
10PM - STAR.ONE x DJ DARKA

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Pan- African Intentions

Big People Community CIC revisit key questions that have come out of the many different discussions and conversations throughout the weekend, with the intention to create a mantra.

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Lost Online: Choreographed by Chad Taylor

Young people have always led the way with technology, and now a generation of digital natives is growing up. Lost Online is inspired through young people and families’ use of dance challenges on TikTok and Instagram and creates a conversation between social media and hip-hop dance. Choreographer Chad Taylor allows dance to move between people who are physically apart, so they can dance together without being in the same place.

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‘Count’ By Shebekeke & Werkha featuring Abel Selaocoe

Official video for "Count" of the new album - Ephemera. By Griot City Records

An intrusion of numbers. An intrusion of statistics. An intrusion of the harsh reality of what it really means to be a female in this world. When school girls in Nigeria can get kidnapped in the blink of an eye, the very least we can do is remember them. Count them as individuals.

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A sense of the future: Curated by Keisha thompson and Big People Music

Join Tunde Adekoya, Yusra Warsama, Tolu Ajayi and Christian Asare as they share performances, objects, and senses responding to historic transcripts from the 1945 Pan-African congress. Supported by STUN Theatre.

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TRAPLORD OF THE FLYZ: Concept series presented by Ivan Michael Blackstock

Trapped in a system, distracted by false identities and illusions of power, Traplord of The Flyz explores how socially disenfranchised young Black men grapple with blisteringly current themes from police brutality to crime, drugs and gang culture. Mediated through the influences of Trap, Grime and Hip Hop, this visual piece utilises a raw and confrontational style of dance, movement and spoken word to explore hard-hitting ideas on the stereotyping of Black men in Contemporary society.

"Deferred dreams when slug’s scream, scattered like dropped jelly beans next to ice cream. Fist’s full of pistols, tales of another ghetto story theme. Same narratives with no additives, street corners with fresh candle wicks are blacks just fast-food for the pigs. Black-eyed peas glow as power from the gray-skull turns to play-dough said Plato". - Ivan Michael Blackstock

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SEE MY WORLD presents ShockOut Academy Arts

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36 Mafia by Isaiah Hull

Video Exclusive by Isaiah Hull and Big People Music.

Supported by the University of Salford and the North West Consortium Doctoral TrainingPartnership.

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Students unite for PAN AFRICANISM: Panel discussion

A collaboration between Greater Manchester's Students unions, including panel talks expressing important student ideas for liberation, creativity and resilience.

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Voices For Freedom By SuAndi

Online film re- screening. Unique performances of original and existing work presented by family members of the Manchester based Pan African Congress 1945 delegates. A fusion of oral history, dance, acapella and poetry, with extracts from writers including W.E.B DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Merle Collins and SuAndi. The screening includes new commissioned pieces by Ronald Samm, tenor, and Kevin.E.Turner, Company Chameleon, with musical score by Kevin Davy. www.blackartists.org.uk

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SEE MY DUNYA: A film of Somali-Mancunian experiences By SSCOPE, Elmi ali and HMD

Through Film, See My Dunya brings to focus the seldom seen faces, the unheard stories and dreams that make up the Somali-British experience.

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Lemn Sissay: In conversation

In conversation with the man whose name is WHY.
Lemn shares his world with the UK’s Pan African community, exploring race, identity,
Pan-African experiences and perspectives.

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