Impact of Ghana’s Year of Return on the African Diaspora
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Diasporas involve the movement of particular people to several places at once or overtime. The African Diaspora is one of the most active communities of citizens outside of their countries. The Year of Return in 2019, in Ghana, was linked to the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans in the Americas.
For their conversation about the Impact of Ghana’s Year of Return on the African Diaspora, InterCultural Atlanta’s three special guests will talk about:
• Past: Ghana’s Historical Pillars – How and why Ghana has surfaced a leader in welcoming the African Diaspora
• Present: Ghana’s Year of Return 2019 – How Ghana launched and successfully executed the Year of Return
• Initiatives: to highlight global and local initiatives reigniting the relationship between African Diaspora and Africa, including the HBCU Africa Homecoming initiative and the engagement opportunities in Atlanta within the refugee / African immigrant population.
Dr. Kwesi Ewoodzie, the founder of Culture Beyond Borders (CBB), is a Ghanaian-American with a PhD in Sociology, focusing on intercultural exchange.
Transportation and Parking:
Peachtree Center is the nearest Marta station GSU- Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR).
Parking could be on the street at parking spaces using the app ParkMobile or at GSU’s closest parking T-Deck (43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303) for a $10.00 fee.
African appetizers from Ike’s Cafe & Grill will be provided courtesy of CULTR. Teni-Ola Ogunjobi is a Nigerian-American and a native of Decatur, GA. She is the Founder of Intercultural Communities Project,, an organization working to bridge, build, and sustain strong intercultural communities with youth and adults by providing intercultural education, cross-cultural exchange opportunities, community engagement, empowerment, and leadership skills. Kwabena Boateng is the founder and President of the African Diaspora Nation, an organization dedicated to helping build a pan-African and pan-human network of people who embody the identity of a guiding light for a global renaissance of Love in action.