Global Leaders to Discuss ‘Black Lives’ at Summit

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International leaders will discuss issues in the Black community soon.

On Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, members of the Afro-European delegation, the Caribbean reparations movement, Black Lives Matter movement, the Pan African Congress and the African Union will convene for the Valuing Black Lives: The First Annual Global Emotional Emancipation Summit in Washington, D.C.

U.S. House of Representatives member Karen Bass (D-Ca.) is hosting the summit, set to take place at the Washington Convention Center.

“This is a ground-breaking and much-needed Summit that goes to the heart of the challenges faced by people of African ancestry all over the world,” Rep. Bass said in a statement sent to Black Enterprise. ”I am delighted to host it, and I look forward to working with the Summit leaders to help implement the action plans that will be developed.”

The event unites leaders of African ancestry from around the world to talk solutions to issues related to police brutality, discrimination and beyond. It also seeks to develop concrete action plans to address white superiority and Black inferiority, key causes of such issues.

Confirmed panelists include Professor Gisela Arandia, a Cuban activist, Professor Hilary Beckles, Chair, CARICOM Reparations Committee and Professor Ikaweba Bunting of the Pan African Congress.

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