BEN TV features Omolewa on black nationalities conference
EMERITUS Professor Michael Omolewa, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Second Global Conference of Black Nationalities to be held in Brazil from 15-18 November spoke to BEN TV in the United Kingdom.
He explained that the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU) was established in 2009 and has already held a Colloquium on Slavery and the Slave Trade, the World Conference of Black Mayors and the First Global Conference of Black Nationalities.
He explained that the theme of the conference, “Globalization and its Effects: Charting a True Course for the Development of the Black Race” is both topical and germane as the world faces the challenges of and that the Conference will take a critical look at the positive potentials of open discussions on globalization and its effects.
He added that the forum would offer participants the opportunity of identifying and mobilizing towards a common agenda of elevating the black race and black Diaspora.
He added that the conference was of great relevance to the attainment of progress of the new ‘Global Goals’ of the United Nations and the UNESCO’s programme centered on its Decade of People of African Descent, 2015-2024 aimed at ending extreme poverty, fight inequality, injustice as well as tackle climate change for all by 2030.
He passionately appealed to all peoples of African descent to join hands in making the conference a huge success that it deserves. He also explained that black nationalities need to come together to discuss the past, present and the future of the people that had suffered the hardship of slavery and involuntary migration from Africa and the attendant challenges of inequalities, undemocratic, non-consultative, and non-transparent systems.
Omolewa further reported that arrangements have gone far and that traditional rulers, academics and institutions all over the world have been invited to the conference from all parts of the world and that philanthropists and people of good will are being requested to invest their resources also in the conference.