We are Afrodescendants!  Are you?
Working Definition of Afrodescendant

The term, Afrodescendant, refers to descendants of peoples who:


  • were forcibly dispossessed of their homeland, Africa;
    • were transported to the Americas and Slavery Diaspora for the purpose of enslavement;
  1. were subjected to slavery;
  2. were subjected to forced mixed breeding and rape;
  3. have experienced, through force, the loss of mother tongue, culture, and religion;
  4. and/or have experienced racial discrimination due to lost ties or partially lost ties from their original identity.
*Afrodescendants are experiencing Ethnogenesis, the re-establishment of the mind or the “Resurrection” of a people who have lost the identity of ‘Self’ due to 400 years of “Slavery.”
National Reparations Convention 
Join us on October 7 & 8, 2023 
The National Reparations Convention 2023 is a coalition of grassroots organizations, scholars, legislators, leaders and activists in the reparations movement. Our focus is to develop a comprehensive, unified demand for reparations. Currently, there are numerous organizations advocating for reparations on the local, national and international levels that would benefit from coming together.

Primary Goals:

Organize the Organizations throughout the Americas and Slavery Diaspora into one Unified National Reparations Movement.

Establish a foundation upon which we can proceed together with one voice in our efforts towards self-determination, reparations, restoration, reconciliation, repatriation and repair.

Protection and Promotion of our most basic Human Rights which were severed as a result of plantation slavery: loss of our original identity, language, culture, and religion.

Advance recognition of our self-chosen name, Afrodescendants, as Our Nationality and join onto the Afrodescendant Nation. Reparations can be paid from one nation to another.

Afrodescendants to become recognized as a sovereign state in the UN General Assembly

Location
Georgia State University
55 Gilmer St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303; Student Center East Auditorium
Date & Time
Saturday, October 7, 2023,
Time:  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2023 -
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Keynote Speakers
We are delighted to confirm our Keynote Speakers for this exciting event! Their message is sure to ignite your spirit and fire up your passion for truth and reparatory justice.
Silis Muhammad
ceO
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. Mr. Muhammad nurtures spiritual life within the Afrodescendant people
Malik Shabazz, Esq
CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY
National Civil Rights/ Plaintiffs Trial Attorney at Black Lawyers for Justice, Washington, DC.
Justin Hansford, Esq.
LAW PROFESSOR
Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Law Professor at Howard University
Professor James Small
scholar activist
CEO of Sanaa Lodge Enterprise, Ghana, Ltd., CEO & President, African-American Management Company, Ghana, Ltd.
Speakers | Panelists
Meet our confirmed line up of reparations leaders, scholars, and activists who are driving the reparations movement across America, the Slavery Diaspora and Globally.
Harriett AbuBakr Esq.
lead council

Afrodescendant Nation Inc.
Dr. Akilah Mukarram
President
Afrodescendant Nation Inc.
Kamm Howard
Founder
Reparations United
Eric Phillips
chairman
Guyana Reparations Committee, CARICOM Reparations Commission
Woulard Lett
National co-chair
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA)
Marcus Coleman
vice chair
Fulton County Reparations Task Force, Atlanta
Reginald Muhammad
Founder

National Reparations Institute
Najee Muhammad
Chief minister
Lost-Found Nation of Islam
Prince Yosef Ben Asiel
Ambassador
Hebrew Israelite Nation
Anita Belle
founder
Reparations Labor Union, N'COBRA, Detroit Chapter

Kenniss Henry
National co-chair
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA)
Yvette Carnell
co-Founder
American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)
Dr. Cheryl Grills
Professor

California Reparations Commission
Loyola Marymount University, CA
Dr. Akinyele Umoja 
Professor
African American Studies
Georgia State University
Dr. Raymond Winbush
professor
Institute for Urban Research
Morgan State University, MD
Natsu Taylor Saito
attorney
Georgia State University College of Law
Sydney Bartley
founder
Sydney Bartley Global Consultancy Services,
Jamaica
Osiris Akkebela

Chief Elder
Pan Afrikan Inter'National Movement
Performers | Presenters
Join us for exciting entertainment and reparations presentations to kick off our Town Hall Meeting Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 PM 
Kamaal Shabazz
Social activist, emcee, actor, model
Kamaal will perform the "Reparations Anthem".  He is a champion martial artist and has appeared in many ads and fashion editorials.  He is currently working on his 2nd documentary for his platform “The MalcolmXperience”..

Pastor Victoria Brady
Singer, playwright, actress, filmmaker
 Her background is in musical theatre.   She starred in a national tour of Dreamgirls and has performed  internationally, including in Ghana, West Africa, Spain, and Sweden.  She has written, produced, and directed a number of plays. 
Tylon Washington
Award-winning filmmaker, music producer, journalist
Representing the Restitution Study Group,
Tylon directed the short film “They Belong to All of Us: The Benin Bronze Slave Trade Story, and won two Awards at the Cannes Film Festival: Best Short Film for Social Purpose and Best Short 2D Film.



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Schedule: Day 1
|      11:00 am
Registration
Student Center East Auditorium Lobby:  Student admission is free with student ID.    General admission tickets: $20 per day. Weekend rate for both days $35.00
|      12:00 pm
Welcome, Keynote Address, Speaker Panel
Student Center East Speakers Auditorium
|      4:00 PM 
Break
GSU Cafes and Eateries: The Courtyard, Student Center East, First Floor: Panda Express; Courtyard Cafe;
First Floor Bookstore Building: Chick-fil-A


|     5:00 PM 
Working Group Sessions
Student Center East, upper floor classrooms 216, 217, 218  
|     7:30 PM 
Town Hall
Student Center East Speakers Auditorium
Schedule: Day 2
|      11:00 am
Registration
Student Center East Auditorium Lobby:  Student admission is free with student ID.    General admission tickets: $20 per day.   Weekend rate for both days $35.00
|      12:00 pm
Welcome, Keynote Address, Speaker Panel
Student Center East Speakers Auditorium
|      3:00 PM 
Break
GSU Cafes and Eateries:  The Courtyard, Student Center East, First Floor:  Panda Express; Courtyard Cafe;
|     4:00 PM 
Closing Address, Call to Action
Student Center East Speakers Auditorium
Event Live Stream
If you can't be there in person...
Watch it Live! via YouTube: National Reparations Convention
Saturday October 7 & 8
Starts at 12:00 PM EST
Don't Miss it!
Click here to watch the live stream!
Conference Location
 Student Center East Speakers Auditorium | 55 Gilmer Street Atlanta, GA 30302-3083

From the North
Follow Interstate 75/85 southbound to Exit 249A (Courtland Street) and turn right onto Courtland Street. You will enter the campus after you cross Edgewood Avenue (at the seventh traffic light). The Student Center East is at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer streets.

From the South
Follow Interstate 75/85 northbound to Exit 246 (Central Avenue/Fulton Street) and take the right fork following the signs to Fulton Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Fulton Street. Continue to the first light and turn left onto Capital Avenue, which will change into Piedmont Avenue. You will enter the campus after you pass the Georgia State MARTA station on the right. The Student Center East is at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer Street.

From the East
Follow Interstate 20 Westbound to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue) and turn right onto Capitol Avenue, which will change into Piedmont Avenue. You will enter the campus after you pass the Georgia State MARTA station on the right. The Student Center East is at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer Street.

From the West
Follow Interstate 20 Eastbound to Windsor/Spring Street. Stay in feeder road to the third traffic light and turn left onto Central Avenue. You will enter the campus at Decatur Street. Turn right onto Gilmer Street. The Student Center East is at the corner of Gilmer and Piedmont Avenue.
Call for Vendors
Vendor tables rent for $200 each which covers both Sat & Sun.  The tables are standard size 6 FT in length.  Please note that food and drinks are not permitted. Feel free to utilize the tables for items such as books, art, clothing, merchandise etc.
To reserve a table, please email us at
[email protected] 

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