Africa’s anticorruption crusader Prof. PLO Lumumba will be speaking at the Angaza Kenya Festival on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Columbus Colon, 1055 Colony Drive, Westerville, Ohio.
Also expected are Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty as guests of honor.
Professor Lumumba who is on a one-month tour to the United States and the Pacific Islands, will meet the Kenyan Diaspora and give lectures and talks on how the Diaspora and the Motherland could tap from each other.
Under the theme of Harnessing Hope Beyond Limitations, the tour is planned to coincide with the American summer and will begin on the 8th to 26th July 2021.
The trip has been organized by the One Voice Consortium (GDDF) in partnership with the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) and the PLO Foundation (PLO-F).
The lectures and talks will focus on three broad themes of socio-economic, cultural, and political regeneration of Africa. Five States that will be covered during the tour are Washington DC, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and New York.
During this tour, Prof. Lumumba will foreground global issues that affect the Diaspora, including:
1. Governance and Social Justice
2. Diversity & Inclusion
3. Economic Leverages
4. Youth Empowerment
5. Women in Leadership
The events will be hybrid to enable participants to attend the sessions across the five (5) States and globally. The main objective of The Tour is to appraise progress made challenges encountered by Africans in the Diaspora.
Prof. Lumumba purposes are to contribute to strengthening collaboration between the Kenyan Diaspora and Africa as the Motherland at large, by generating consciousness on implementation mechanisms through enhanced action by stakeholders for the betterment of the African Continent and the Diaspora. There is also the agenda of uniting African individuals and groups in the Diaspora by setting up a platform for future global dialogue and cooperation and strengthening social and economic linkages, while also expanding opportunities for youth development and enterprises, humanitarian issues, social justice, women in leadership and matters arising around diversity and inclusion.
“If Africa is to realise her potential for the benefit of her sons and daughters, she must arise and be active in all sectors in the global arena” said Prof. PLO Lumumba.