Africa, Africans and Social Justice - 3rd Kilombo International Conference 2015

Africa, Africans and Social Justice - 3rd Kilombo International Conference 2015
past about 1 year ago

Starts: Friday, 18 September, 2015 09:00am

Ends: Sunday, 20 September, 2015 06:00pm

Event Details

Saturday 19th September - Sunday 20th September 2015
Programme includes;
Reports from Kilombo Outposts
Reports from Sister Organisations
Reports from Friends of Kilombo Network Agreeing Strategies for the Future

Workshops include;
Ghana Street Parliament
Written Communication
Spoken Communication
Organising Skills
Lessons from History - Pan African and Internationally
Food Justice
´┐╝Sustainable energy
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Kilombo is a word that comes from the Kimbundu language of the Angolan people. We chose this word because as Pan-Africanists, we looked for a word that comes from an indigenous African language and is a word for resistance.

This word means launching pad for battle or settlement (fortress) of resistance. When reading the book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, by Walter Rodney, and looking at resistance to the occupation it covered, the word which lasted longest as one battle, was the Queen Nzingha-led resistance against Portuguese occupation. Queen Nzingha led the resistance from Kilombos.

When enslaved Africans were taken to South America, they introduced the word, Kilombo ( Quilombo) as a word of
resistance with enslaved African revolts being organised from fortresses called quilombos, most well known examples were in Brazil (eg. Quilombo of Palmares).

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