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2018 Pan-African Festival, Kent State University

The Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University held its fourth biennial Africa and the Global Atlantic World Conference on April 12th and 13th, 2018 at Oscar Ritchie Hall. This year’s conference focused on intersectionalities between approaches to resistance that various communities have historically deployed to confront systemic forms of dominance.

In honoring creative approaches to survival and resistance this year’s conference ran concurrently with the annual Pan-African Festival, that took place April 12-14, 2018. The festival activities included, Kent State’s own alumni Author and Publisher, Jameel Davis and his published work (April 14th), free health and wellness workshops, art exhibitions, live performances, a Black Playwrights Showcase and a Pan-African Vendors Marketplace.

The following video is taste of Jameel’s involvement in the festival. Starting out is Jameel’s son Jaheir on the African drums with fellow Kent State Students, followed by behind the scenes of an interview with ICED OUT PRODUCTIONS and some book supporters.

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