AFRIKIN 2019: Art of Conversation
Friday, December 06, 2019 at 6:00 PM
New World Center
500 17th Street
Love Is The Way Forward -- A Dialogue of Necessity with an Artful Introduction to a Shift in Reality During Miami Art Week / Art Basel (2019) Friday December 6th, 2019 at The New World Center, 500 17th Street (Main Performance Hall), Miami Beach, FL 33139 Keynote by: David Banner, American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist; Amara La Negra, Afro-Latina recording artist and reality star from Dominican Republic; Prince Ermias Selassie, grandson of H.I.M. Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia; Samia Nkrumah, daughter of President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana; Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey from Jamaica; Vaughn Benjamin, Prolific Speaker and Singer Songwriter from USVI; A discussion on the necessity of love as a unifying force in our communities and in our world will be the central theme of the next AFRIKIN® Talks. There is a need for an exchange -- discussion that crosses boundaries and utilizes a new vocabulary on the importance of strengthening ourselves, our families and our communities on the basis of love -- Universal Love is The Way Forward. AFRIKIN® Talks’ Art of Conversation brings together speakers that echo the voices of previous leaders who faced historical turning points in their struggle for equal rights, love, justice, respect and unity. Family members of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah, Bob Marley and Haile Selassie step forward into the present with other innovators and thinkers for the artful introduction of this new dialogue at this crucial time in human history when divisions must be removed for those making an effort to survive and proceed onward. Our way forward now begins as we gather to contemplate the rebuilding of not only one Africa, the communities of the African Diaspora but the entire human family. Bob Marley sang, poignantly in his plead for mankind to have “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright”. We have access to the keys of healing and yet continue to carry unquestionable trauma that must be resolved. We must remain in service to humanity. This event honors and pays respect to all of us -- our families and those who came before us -- bringing us all together at a milestone in the journey toward the future -– from “tears to triumph,” We invite you to an artful introduction to reality during Miami Art Week / Art Basel for AFRIKIN® Talks’ – Art of Conversation.