Black People : HOW IS THIS FOR A SOLUTION? - IYPAD - The Global Day of the Drum

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  1. truetothecause

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    HOW IS THIS FOR A SOLUTION?

    Introduction:

    It is not often when history, creativity, innovation and initiative converge, but we have seen this in our history before, with the Million Man March, Kwanzaa and the March on Washington. The organizing and mobilizing efforts of the IYPAD Facebook People's Movement creates possibilities for United Nations Resolution, 64/169 declaring 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, to be a historic and epic event. The creative genius of the artist from Barbados, Ian Douglas, gives us what will become known as the greatest singular Pan African event in modern history. The Global Day of the Drum will assemble drummers, dancers, poets, story-tellers, and singers together this July 3-5, in order to journey back on the vibrational and rhythmic beats of the drum. In so doing we are tracing our genetic memory back through our Third Eye (pineal gland) and arousing our collective African Consciousness as we restore and re-construct our African Village. In that rhythm we initiate the process of building the New African Man and Woman. This is a synchronized event where the traditional role of the drum as a means of communication, is celebrated, even as it inspires new and more forms of creative expression. This will be a time to address and promote key issues, concerns and interests faced by People of African Descent as a Pan African Community/Village. On behalf of the International People of African Descent, our creative team is truly proud to present to you our cultural heritage,spiritual synergism.

    The Drum Call is about to begin, and we await your Response!!!.

    http://iypadcentral.igloocommunities.com/day_of_the_drum






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    2011, International Year for People of African Descent

    Logo of the International Year © UNHCHR

    On 18 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the year beginning on 1 January 2011 the International Year for People of African Descent (A/RES/64/169).

    The Year aims at strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture.....


    continued....http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=41031&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
     
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    Feature stories about people of African descent and the work of the United Nations to promote and protect their human rights

    *CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO EACH* http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/IYPADFeatureStories.aspx

    Combating discrimination against Afro-descendants
    People of African descent suffer racial discrimination worldwide. Experts call for a ‘positive action’ remedy.

    Bringing visibility to the plight of African descendants in the Americas
    On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in the Americas.

    Defending the rights of African descendants in the Americas
    On this International Year for People of African descent, we highlight the stories of human rights defenders working to stop discrimination in South America

    UN urges ‘positive action’ on African descendants
    With a call for righting past and present wrongs, the UN launches the International Year for People of African Descent.

    Bringing a case against racial profiling
    Robert Wilkins’ landmark victory in a “racial profiling” case inspired new standards and procedures for law enforcement in United States.

    The story of Creuza Oliveira
    From domestic worker to a leader for Afro-Brazilian women, Creuza Oliveira highlights the power of unions and social movements in combating racism.

    Human rights claimed in the workplace
    Sarah White suffered years of abuse as a low wage African American worker in Mississippi fish factories.

    The story of Geiler Romaña
    Geiler Romaña comes to Geneva to tell the story of the millions of displaced Colombians forced away from their homes by decades of violent conflict.

    Equal figures, equal societies
    A seminar highlights the relationship between the collection of disaggregated statistical data and the promotion of equal societies in Latin America and the Caribbean
     
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    "solution" ... uh ... well, lucy about to yank that football out from under you again, charlie brown! smh

    totally torn about this proclaimed year: why it gotta be "people of African descent"? why can't it just be "international year of the African"??

    wtf has this planet got against calling us "African"??? "people of African descent" would allow danes and arabs and portugese and french and spanish and british and all other descendants of the invaders of Africa to get in on all of this mess. leaving "Sub-Saharan Africans" (and their descendants, including us) out in the cold again, as usual ... some more.

    and when the frell are y'all gonna wake up and recognize that until you begin to accept only being African that you are not gonna get no place up out of the mess you keep allowing, and helping, them to keep you stuck in?!!

    i'd opine that the proofing is in the pudding: resolution passed in 2009 and it wasn't a "household name" until when? .... or is it even known in every African household yet? never heard nothing about this until it true brought it to us here; had anyone else?
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!

    .......Thank you very much sister cherryblossom for finding and posting this Gem on Malcolm X. A careful and fair review finds it(gem) to be, truly, an interrogation that led to his subsequent death.

    Malcolm X was on it, and the results of this is now upon us, this year (2011), by virtue of IYPAD...Big ups and Thanks to sister truetothecause...a soldier warrior(gender neutral) on the battle field.






     
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    ^^^^^IMO, Brother Clyde, we would be better served to integrate the powers/missions/and forces of the "International Year For People Of African Descent," Malcolm's intended case against the UN; and Rep. John Conyers H.R. 40 on Reparations.


    IMO, all three are needed as a conjoined strategy.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Update!




    .......Yes ma'am, I wholeheartedly agree sister cherryblossom, and more on this to come from me; meanwhile, don't forget, Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, Executive Director of the Restitution Study Group:




     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Update!

    HOW IS THIS FOR A SOLUTION? - IYPAD - The Global Day of the Drum...definitely a start, the rest is up to us



    .......Below and highlighted appears the direction IYPAD seems to be headed; which seeks input from organizational involvement to largely enlist the only panacea for black folk, Reparations and Repatriation (R&R), in my view. Reparation is the only permanent memorial to honor the victims of slavery.




    IYPAD (International Year for People of African Descent, 2011):

    The main objective of the Year is to raise awareness of the challenges facing people of African descent. It is hoped that the Year will foster discussions that will generate proposals for solutions to tackle these challenges.

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/IntlYearPeopleAfricanDescent.aspx



    Meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO
    Slave Route Project

    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/culture-events/?tx_browser_pi1[showUid]=3193&cHash=e69acc9563

    Convened every two years by the UNESCO Director-General, the meeting of the International Scientific Committee of the Slave Route Project takes place in Bogota, with financial support from the Colombian government through its Ministry of Culture.

    The International Scientific Committee is an advisory body to UNESCO which guarantees an objective and consensual approach to the Slave Route project’s lines of actions and the conduct of its activities since its inception in 1994.

    Several important points are on the agenda of the Bogota meeting, including:
    - The presentation of the 2009-2010 report of activities;
    - The contribution of UNESCO-The Slave Route to 2011, International Year for People of African Descent;
    - The review of activities to implement the next plan of action (2011-2013);
    - The development of a reference document for the implementation of a research program on the slave trade and slavery and its contemporary implications;
    - The implementation of a United Nations Resolution on the permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the slave trade to be erected in UN Headquarters in New York.


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    Speak up! Your voice makes a difference!​


    We invite you/your organization to take part in the event, even if you are not able to join us in Geneva. Send your questions or comments on a specific theme/speaker by 6th March 2011 to: [email protected]. We will make sure you have your say!


    Thematic discussion on racial discrimination against People of African descent 7 March 2011

    “Racial Discrimination against People of African Descent”
    Background Note
    1.Introduction
    In the context of the International Year for People of African Descent 1, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold a day of thematic discussion on racial discrimination against people of African descent during its seventy-eighth session, to be held from 14 February to 11 March 2011.

    http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/AfricanDescent.htm


     
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