Detailed Agenda

Saturday, July 11

Online Zoom Webinar

11:00 am - 11:10 am Opening Drumming

On Stage: Karen Smith

11:10 am - 11:25 am Welcome: The African Nation Fight Song

On Stage: Elikya Ngoma

11:25 am - 11:55 am Solidarity Statements

Solidarity Statements and salutes to the African National Women's Organization from all over the worldOn Stage: Various Speakers: Tafarie Mugeri, Penny Hess, Charo Walker, Desiree Gaytan, Pat Lumumba, Lisa Davis

11:55 am - 12:05 pm Revolutionary Poetry

On Stage: Edythe Rodriguez

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm Organizing a anti-colonial healthcare infrastructure where African women thrive

African women suffer from a wide range of health disparities ranging from reproduction to elder health. This discussion will examine historical and modern-day impact of colonialism as it relates to African women’s health and healthcare. On Stage: Iris Kimbrough, Dr. Aisha Fields, Dr. Michelle Strongfields, Carmen Alexander

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm African Internationalism & the Black Women’s Freedom Struggle

African Women’s liberation is tied into the liberation of the colonized and oppressed African masses, from the villages to the cities. A presentation on why African Internationalism - a socialist theory- propels black women’s liberation forward - breaking down oppression, fighting exploitation, achieving freedom through the African revolution. On Stage: Yejide Orunmila

1:10 pm - 1:55 pm The World Situation: Imperialism in Crisis and the Ascendancy of the Colonized & Oppressed

On Stage: Chairman Omali Yeshitela

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm African Women Must Lead the Charge to Fund & Build our Movement!.

The future of revolutionary movement building is not in the hands of philanthropists or corporate sponsors. It is especially important for African women to own and operate their own movement through membership and giving. This workshop will discuss the fact that an integral part of overturning the Special Oppression of African Women is creating an ability for African women to become economically self-reliant. On Stage: Malika Alexander, Yejide Orunmila

2:15 pm - 2:20 pm Cultural Performance

On Stage: Rahnda Rize

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm African Women in Africa why we must come to a revolutionary conclusion

On Stage: Connie Hutchison and Kelebogile Chochoe

2:45 - 3:05 pm Professional Revolutionary Propagandizing

Controlling the media from traditional media, social media, writing and design. What it takes to have a independent self determined representation for our narrative.On Stage: Akile Anai

3;05 - 3:45 pm Mobilizing to Defend Mothers and Protect Children


This panel will discuss what to do if and when the state goes after our children. We will raise up the ongoing state sponsored kidnapping of African children and the criminalization of African mothers through the foster care system. As well as discuss strategies to combat increased targeting of our children in schools. On Stage: Kalambayi Andenet, Erin Miles Cloud , Yejide Orunmila

3:45 pm - Day 1 Adjourn

Sunday, July 12

Online Zoom Webinar

11:00 am - 11:10 am Welcome Day 2

On Stage: Hada Dioula Longi

9:20 am - 11:20 am "Morning" Turn Up & Affirmations

On Stage: Vanessa Chandler

11:20 am - 12:05 am Black Women and Mass Incarceration

Thousands of African women in the U.S. are tied to the colonial state with African women representing the fastest growing prison population. There are even more African women who connected to the prison system when they support loved ones who are incarcerated. This workshop will provide a 360 view of how U.S. prisons trap black women in its clutches and what we can do to ensure there is revolutionary organizing and support happening to remove these women from isolation. Malika Alexander is a dynamic revolutionary who was first introduced to political life through her support of her formerly incarcerated husband. She will provide her perspective but also lay out ANWO's plan to organize every segment of our population.On Stage: Malika Alexander, Tracy Stanton, Belinda Parker Brown

12:05 pm - 12:25 pm Buying Black Power: DeColonaise Hair and Body Economic Empowerment for African Women

Building a lifestyle brand that supports African women political and economic life On Stage: Yejide Orunmila and others

12:25 am - 12:50 am Protecting Ourselves and Others, What does security look like in Colony.

African people in this country are considered the enemy. As such, there are various security concerns that we have to address both from within and outside our communities. From state violence to horizontal violence, black women are increasingly experiencing a myriad of contradictions related to safety. Chiwoniso Luzolo will guide us through a workshop that exposes the origins of violence and the role that the African Revolution must play in overturning it. She will provide tips and strategies for how we defend ourselves and stay safe. On Stage: Chiwoniso Luzolo

12:50 pm - 1:15 pm Organizational Principles and Structure of the African National Women's Organization

President Yejide will review the African National Women's Organization's structure and guiding principles as it relates to building an organized contingent of bad ass black women. This review will provide an understanding of the inner workings of ANWO: our leadership structure, membership responsibilities and campaign organizing. On Stage: Yejide Orunmila

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm African Women Must Lead the Charge to Fund & Build our Movement!

The future of revolutionary movement building is not in the hands of philanthropists or corporate sponsors. It is especially important for African women to own and operate their own movement through membership and giving. This workshop will discuss the fact that an integral part of overturning the Special Oppression of African Women is creating an ability for African women to become economically self-reliant. On Stage: Malika Alexander, Yejide Orunmila

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Rules and Procedures for Resolutions and Constitution

Overview of the process of reviewing the Convention Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments. On Stage: Hada Dioula Longi

2:00 pm - 2:35 pm Review, Discussion and Vote on Convention Resolutions

The Convention provides for the presentation and discussion of proposed policy resolutions on national actions and concerns. Resolutions submitted from the floor of the Convention without review by the International Executive Committee can only come to the floor as emergency resolutions approved by the international President.On Stage: Pauline Pierpont

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm Open Nominations

A slate of candidates will be brought before the Convention for vote. Candidates must be members of ANWO at the time of vote. They are chosen based on desire and willingness to give their time toward the mission of ANWO. The Convention of the ANWO is the main educational, policy-making, advisory and advocacy body of the membership of the ANWO to the International Executive Committee. The International Convention shall consist of members and delegates (who are also members) of country, state, city branches and local organizing committees who are members. The International Convention is the highest body of ANWO when it is in session. On Stage: Yejide Orunmila

2:45 pm - 2:55 pm Appointment to ANWO President

As the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party, Chairman Omali Yeshitela has the responsibility of appointing leadership of the Party's mass organization. During this session the President of the African National Women's Organization will be determined through appointment. On Stage: Omali Yeshitela

2:55 pm - 3:05 pm Closing Remarks + Adjourn