This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organised by Harrow BHM Group/Akoben Awards/BTWSC/African Histories Revisited/Harrow Mencap

Date and Time: Mondays, 20 March - 28 August 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, London HA1 3EX, United Kingdom

What: The sessions are presented by Akoben Awards in association with BTWSC/African Histories Revisited and Harrow Mencap, and facilitated/curated by music industry and history consultant Kwaku. The sessions are free, intergenerational and take place on occasional Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The 2017 Programme includes:

20 March 2017 - Changing the Narrative – African Identity through the Media Lens (Ade Banjoko) A presentation and discussion exploring the representation of African identity in the media today and its impact on African youth; a look at the issue and some concrete ways in which to change the narrative. Presented by the London Parents Action and Resource Centre (PARC).

3 April 2017 - Highlighting the Liberation Works of Ras Seymour McLean (Shango Baku) Bro Shango adds to and leads the post-screening of the work Ras Seymour as an Ethiopia-facing Rastafari in liberating books looted from Ethiopia.

17 April 2017 - Highlighting African History Across London (Avril Nanton) Avril will talk about some of the statues and African representations found along her walks through London.

8 May 2017 - African British Civil Rights (Tony Walker) The bias in schools and the media give the impression that racism and civil rights was an American issue and totally ignores the struggles African British people. This presentation will provide the names and achievements of those African people born or resident here who fought against British racism.

15 May 2017 - Living History with Stella Dadzie: A Lifetime in the Womanist Struggle. A rare opportunity to hear London-born educationalist, writer, historian, gender and race equality activist Stella Dadzie tell her been-there-done-that life story that goes beyond the organization she co-founded in 1978, Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent, or books, such as the Heart Of The Race: Black Women's Lives In Britain.

22 May 2017 - Reframing Marcus Garvey in History (Everol Wilson) This is an opportunity to find a bit more about Garvey beyond the usual narrative. Even if you know about Garvey, you are bound to learn a thing or two you never knew, such as his dealings with the Versailles Peace Conference.

29 May 2017 - Highlighting African Herstory (Nana Asante) In this postponed marking of International Women's History Month, Nana highlights women of African heritage worthy of being lauded.

21 August 2017 - Remembering Aug. 23: International Day of African Resistance against Enslavement (Kwaku) We’ll mark International Day of African Resistance against Enslavement with a round table meeting focused what we as individuals and collectively can do about the UN International Decade For People Of African Descent initiative.

28 August 2017 - Remembering Aug. 31: African History Reflection Day (Kwaku) We’ll mark the 4th African History Reflection Day by focusing on African History Month UK @ 30.

Admission: Free - To register, please visit www.HarrowBHM.eventbrite.com

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by Otro Sur

Dates: 3 May to 10 June 2017

Venue: Various locations in Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena and Providencia, Colombia

What: The 2nd African Film Showcase (MUICA 2017) will be held during Colombia's African Heritage Month and will take place in independent movie theatres, universities, cultural centres, libraries, schools and neighbourhoods in Bogotá (3 to 9 May), Cali (10 to 16 May), Cartagena (24 to 31 May) and Providencia (2 to 10 June). Astronauts, vampires, electric guitars, migrants, travelers, revolutionaries, visionaries, divas, demystified leaders, minorities and itinerant preachers are some of the protagonists of the festival's 20 films on Africa and its diaspora. For more information, visit http://otrosur.org.

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organised by Africans for JC Values & BTWSC/African Histories Revisited

Date and Time: Saturday, 13 May 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Unite the Union Building, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN, United Kingdom

What: From Black History Month to African History Month -- 30 Years On: An opportunity to hear about how Black History Month was introduced in Britain, where it's at and where it should be going, especially this year, as we mark its 30th anniversary; as well as history's role in addressing the UN International Decade for People of African Descent.

12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration/Refreshments, 25 Years On video
1:00-1:20 p.m. Welcome
1:20-2:20 p.m. African/Black History Month videos
2:20-3:20 p.m. From Black History Month to African History Month 30 Years On discussion
3:20-4:00 p.m. Presentations by African History specialists/Launch of African History UK Network & African History @ 30/#AHMUK30 Campaign
4:00-4:30 p.m. Refreshments, networking, wrap-up

· Books, DVDs and food on sale
· Find out how Black History Month was introduced in Britain
· Hear about some of the programmes African history specialists will be delivering as part of African History Month @ 30
· Improve your global African history knowledge base, and history's role in addressing the International Decade For People Of African Descent
· Find out about the African Jubilee Year Declaration and its role in the introduction of Black History Month 30 years ago
· Find out the hubs for discovering where African History events are happening in and out of the Month

Admission: £5/£10 - To register, please visit www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by Harrow BHM Group/Akoben Awards in association with RE:IMI (Race Equality: In Music Industry)/BritishBlackMusic.com/Black Music Congress

Date and Time: Monday, 5 June 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Harrow Mencap, 1st Floor, 3 Jardine House, Harrow Business Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow, London HA1 3EX, United Kingdom

What: Musician Dave Randall, author of Sound System – The Political Power of Music, tells the history of the Rock against Racism (RAR) movement and highlights what part music and culture can play in the fight against racism.

Admission: Free - To register, please visit www.BBM.eventbrite.com

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by the Afro-Latino Festival of New York

Dates: 7 to 8 July 2017

Venue: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037 and Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

What: The Afro-Latino Festival of New York celebrates the contributions that people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean have made to New York City and the global culture as a whole. To celebrate the fifth year, the festival will highlight the contributions of women throughout the diaspora. The summer cultural event continues to attract a wide array of artists, both local and international, as well as entrepreneurs, academics and community leaders. With conferences, culinary presentations and artistic showcases, the festival features the work, values and issues important to the Afro-Latino community. For more information, visit www.afrolatinofestnyc.com.

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Organized by African Descent Society BC

Dates: 22 to 23 July 2017

Venue: Thornton Park, 1166 Main St, Vancouver, Canada

What: The African Descent Festival promotes excellence in arts, culture, music and speech by providing performance and educational opportunities through music festivals in the Province of British Columbia. For more information, visit www.africandescentfestival.com.

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

"Celebrating and Honouring the African and Indigenous history of El Salvador." 

Location: Plaza José Simeón Cañas, Zacatecoluca, La Paz, El Salvador

Supported by the Mayor’s Office of Zacatecoluca, the El Salvador Secretaria de la Cultura de la Presidencia, Humanitas Afrika, AFROES (El Comité de Afrodescendiente de El Salvador), and others.

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

Inaugural event organized by Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD).

For more information, please visit www.mipad.org.

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

This summit aims to assess the current status of people of African descent and set goals for 2024. 
For more information, please see: www.idpadsummit.com

This event is not organized or sponsored by the United Nations.

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) is holding its annual Nelson “Madiba” Mandela Humanitarian Award Presentation each October, honouring individuals who embody the ideals and principles of Nelson Mandela.

This year's award ceremony is held under the theme "Education: A Forceful Weapon Empowering The World's Children."

Sunday, 15 October 2017
3:00-5:30 pm
Brooklyn, New York

Venue and ticket information to be announced.