Live From Planet Earth, Dakar (PanAfrican Summit)



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2nd Pan African Youth Summit: Dakar, Senegal
+Live From Planet Earth: Dakar ("Style de Dakar")
+May 28-29, 2010: University Cheikh Anta Diop

If you've been with us for more than a year you'll remember the first annual Pan African Youth Summit held at Howard University in February 2009.

Held in Senegal this year at University Cheikh Anta Diop, The Liberator Magazine will be more closely connected to the 2nd annual Pan African Youth Summit, specifically through a co-produced "Live From Planet Earth: Dakar" which will take place during the weekend of the summit. More info below.

Student organizers in Dakar are asking for donations to help cover some of the operational costs of the summit. In the name of transparency, a full budget is outlined here.

We are putting out a call to our online community asking for help with covering the $172.63 that organizers will spend on a venue for the Live From Planet Earth party and DJ for the night.

Donations can be made at the Pan African Youth Summit website. If you prefer to donate through The Liberator Magazine please contact us.




Africa Unite: 2nd Pan African Youth Summit 2010: Dakar, Senegal.

The Pan African Youth Summit 2010 will be held in Dakar, Senegal on May 28th, and May 29th. The theme for this year is "Africa Unite: Toward a Second Wave of Liberation Struggle". The aim of the summit is to lay the groundwork for a West African collective of music artists, youth activists, farm workers, students, soldiers, and journalists united in opposition to both domestic crony capitalism and externally imposed neo-colonial control. In order to make this gathering a success we are asking for small donations from members of the African diaspora and other concerned members of the international community who share the values of our gathering.

The location of the event will be at University Cheikh Anta Diop, Restaurant des Sciences et des Facultes Techniques. We are asking for small donations from supporters in the United States and international community to help cover some of the costs for our gathering.




Live From Planet Earth: Dakar (sponsored by The Liberator Magazine)
On Friday, May 28th there will be a party featuring soulful music from around the African diaspora and continent hosted by the U.S.-based Liberator Magazine. The party will be a chance for fellowship and consciousness raising through spoken-word performance, art work, and soulful music.



Conference
On Saturday, May 29th there will be a day long conference including panel discussions, guest speakers and a concluding plenary session to form a new West African collective to coordinate the urgently needed consciousness-raising work throughout the region. A description of the panel discussions can be found near the end of this brochure.



Fundraising
To make this summit a success we are asking for support from conscious members of the African diaspora and others who share the progressive and transformative aims of the event this year. Because we are organizing this event in Africa, the costs are fairly minimal. However, at the same time many members of our collective can not afford to completely subsidize this event. Your financial support will go a long way to helping us prepare for the work ahead. Any bit will help. In the interests of transparency, a detailed budget of the costs is public on our website. Please, donate if you can. A little support will go a long way.

Donations can be made at the Pan African Youth Summit website. If you prefer to donate through The Liberator Magazine please contact us.