In a bid to foster awareness and celebrate the historical significance of the African Continent, UNILAK hosts the Pan African Movement Rwanda Chapter conference. The conference, held on the university campus, aimed to educate the general public, students, and staff about the diverse cultural heritage and the ideals of Pan-Africanism.
Mr Epimaque Twagirimana, the deputy Chairperson of Pan-African Movement Rwanda Chapter emphasized the significance of promoting a sense of shared identity and unity among African nations.
“Understanding our past is crucial for shaping our collective future. Pan-Africanism is not just a historical movement; it’s a philosophy that encourages solidarity, cooperation, and self-determination.” He said.
One of the primary objectives of the conference was to debunk misconceptions about Africa and present the continent’s rich history and cultural contributions to the world. Attendees were provided with enlightening sessions on pre-colonial African civilizations, traditional African art, and literature dispelling stereotypes that have perpetuated over the years.
The Pan African Movement conference serves as a platform for fostering cross-cultural exchanges and nurturing a sense of pride in African heritage.