Pan African Conference - HIST 490 Course
Thursday, February 27, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The 44th Annual Dr. Michael T. Fagin Pan African Conference theme is "Reclaiming Our Time: Mobilizing, Activating, Agitating, and Engaging! Understanding Voter's Rights through a mission mindset!"
The 2020 conference sessions will focus on the urgency of voters’ rights and voters' education: past, present, and future. We will revisit historical moments that influenced the Voting Rights Act of 1965, examine the evolution and current state of the country’s political climate, and galvanize the masses to propel American democracy in a direction that represents the belief that all people are created equal.We call on community activists, corporate influencers, political leaders, and scholars to work together to “Reclaim our time!” in 2020!
The conference is committed to developing and enhancing the leadership skills in our collegiate Black young adults, as well as provide opportunities for academic scholars, professionals, and community members to discuss issues that affect descendants of Africa on a local, national and international level.
HIST 490: Workshops: Pan African Conference
(1 credit Course)
HIST 490 -Workshops: Pan African Conference is an online course that is great for anyone considering attending the 2020 Pan African Conference and wanting to receive academic credit. (Permission IS required. Details are below.) Registered students will attend a number of conference workshops and write about their experiences. Students will also learn about voting and election laws, then write an expository essay to identify correlations between disenfranchised communities, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the pan-African community.
The course is designed to expose students to voter's rights and promote voter's education: past, present, and future. It will examine historical moments that influenced the Voting Rights Act of 1965, examine the evolution and current state of the country's political climate, and help encourage students to propel American democracy in a direction that represents the belief that all people are created equal.
Permission is required to enroll.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and Tech ID to be added. Permission to enroll will be granted until Feb. 27, 2020. Coursework kicks off with the Pan-African Conference.
Kenneth A. Reid, Director, African American and Multicultural Affairs, 507-389-6207