Saturday, February 5, 2011

Preparing for tomorrow - opening of the WSF

Tomorrow, February 6, 2011 is the official opening of the WSF. It is expected to begin with a march of over 50,000 people.  According to the WSF Secretariat: The Opening March will start at 1pm and end at the Cheikh Anta Diop University, which will host all the Forum’s activities on the following days.  The March will enter the University greeted by the music group of Afro-Brazilians Ile Aye.

The following day, February 7th is the official Day of the African Diaspora.  According to the program, there will be discussion on issues of African economic, political and social development, women, militarism, land rights and food sovereignty, Haiti, African diaspora and much more.  Of course there’s quite a spread of cultural entertainment, film screening, poetry, art and discussions as well.  To see the list of topics of workshops as well as organizations, click here

Today was spent in preparation for tomorrow and there will be images of tomorrow’s march to come.  Stay tuned !

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