July events – Year of Return 2019

National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion

Tau Chi Chapter, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., will organise a series of events to take place in Accra, Ghana to be called The National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion from Jul 1, 2019 3:30PM – Sun, Jul 7, 2019 4:30PM.

Activities include:

  • Comedy Night competition of Ghana vs USA Comedians
  • Group trip to the Elmina Slave Castle for historical tour. Attendees will participate in a wreath laying ceremony to honour our ancestors.
  • All-Greek picnic and cookout with Old School music and DJs
  • Art and Culture tours of Accra and national sites
  • Spinal Awareness Golf Classic sponsored by Spinal Clinic Ltd

For more information visit, www.ghanaques.com

Ghana Diaspora Celebration 2019

  • Wed, Jul 3, 2019 3:30PM – Saturday, July 6, 2019 4:30PM
  • Accra International Conference Center

On the opening day, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo , president of Ghana, will open the day which will look back at Ghana’s Big Six. Surviving relatives from the Big Six will be asked to participate and outline what the effects have been of their ancestors’ actions.

One the second day, His Excellence Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of Ghana will open the day and focus on current diaspora contributors including the EO Group linked to Ghana’s oil discovery, and Partrick Awuah, the founder of the Ashesi University.

A now unnamed celebrity will open proceedings on the third day but it will also include a showcase of Ghanaians that are making their mark globally. They include the likes of Dr Thomas Mensah, the fibre optics guru, and Dr David Klutze, the former Space Shuttle Missions Manager at NASA.

The final day will begin with planned trips to historical sites in Ghana and end at Ghana’s five star Kempinski Hotel during which awards will be handed out to the most deserving Diaspora recipient. The first ever Miss Ghana Diaspora will also be crowned.

PANAFEST

The PANAFEST Festival is staging a series of events over July and early August. The events run from Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 3:30PM Friday, August 2, 2019 4:30PM.

HIGHLIGHTS

1)    SLAVE ROUTE PILGRIMAGE AND ATONEMENT CEREMONIES

Leading up to the festival a 3-4day pilgrimage along the slave route mapped under the UNESCO slave route project will be offered as an option.

2)   WREATH LAYING & TRIBUTE TO THE ANCESTORS – 24th July 2019

A major event for PANAFEST and Emancipation Day will consist of a Wreath laying programme and Tribute to the Pan African Pioneers in Accra beginning at the W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture and continuing to the George Padmore Library and ending up at the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

3)   RETURN JOURNEY AND AKWAABA CEREMONY -26th July 2019

The Programme will begin in the early morning with a gathering at the entrance of the Cape Coast Fort/Dungeon. 25 pre-selected Returnees will form a circle to invoke the spirit of the ancestors before proceeding to and through the “Door of No Return” to board canoes to begin the journey to Elmina

4)   THE PANAFEST VILLAGE/BAZAAR/EXPO: 26th July – 2nd August 2019

The PANAFEST Village /Bazaar and Expo will be a permanent site for exhibition and sale of goods, refreshment services and performances.

5)   THE WORLD OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

This is conceived as a day camp for children attending the festival. It will be subject to a procurement process to select a partner who will offer children a fascinating experience throughout the festival. It is expected that children will enter into their own world where they will have the opportunity to learn arts, skills and information grounded in the African experience and the joy of playing.

6)   COLLOQUIUM, LECTURES, ASSEMBLIES and DIALOGUES

Colloquium: 29th – 31st July 2019

Theme: Beyond 400 Years: Reaching Across Continents into the Future

Working with the University of Cape Coast, Centre for African and International Studies a 4-day colloquium will be held to allow enough time for a debate on the theme.  Publication of selected papers of this and earlier should be hardwired into the planning of the colloquium. At least two internationally renowned speakers should be invited to the colloquium.

LECTURES- Keynote speakers and selected panellists will be requested to give lectures at other sites in Ghana such as Accra and Kumasi.

6a) INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE – 28th July

Faith Leaders from around the world convening an ecumenical gathering to dialogue on the role of religion in enslavement, colonialism and redemption and emancipation.

7)   Youth Assembly – 2nd August 2019

The International Hip Hop Pan African Diaspora Family Reunion a Pro Pan African development initiative convening an International Hip Hop/Rap Summit in collaboration with PANAFEST & MUSIGA.

8)   OPENING CEREMONY GRAND DURBAR OF CHIEFS AND QUEEN MOTHERS AND PEOPLES OF AFRICA -27th July 2019

9)   PERFORMANCES – Every evening

9a)- Film Shows – Daily

9b)- Artists Workshops – Daily

10)      REVERENTIAL NIGHT – 31st July 2019 

11)     EMANCIPATION DAY – 1st August 2019

PANAFEST was inspired by and takes its source from a paper written in 1980 entitled “Proposal for a Historical Drama Festival in Cape Coast” by Dr. Mrs. Efua Sutherland, who was a distinguished Ghanaian dramatist and Pan-Africanist. In 1991 the idea gained root and took shape in an expanded form as the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival (PANAFEST). In October of that year, PANAFEST was officially launched and in December of the same year, the national phase of the festival was held in Cape Coast, Ghana after a series of activities which included a national playwriting competition, organized seminars and workshops on Pan-Africanism across the country.

For more information visit our website: https://www.panafestghana.org/

GOD BOX Spiritual Pilgrimage

The God Box Foundation (TGBF) calls itself the first Pan African Interfaith Organization in the world that embraces, celebrates and promotes the spiritual and religious diversity of the Pan African family.

  • It will host the “God Box Spiritual Pilgrimage.” From Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:30 PM to Wednesday August 21 2019 4:30 PM

The three-week pilgrimage will participate in PANAFEST, Emancipation, and touring and visiting religious sites in Ghana. TGBF provides a welcoming, loving, respectful and nurturing platform for religious scholars and bodies, spiritual and traditional practitioners, and all children of God. TGBF helps all to gain the experiential and intellectual knowledge of the multiplicity and universality of God within all our unique and diverse particularities.

For more information, email: info@tgbfoundation.org

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