Program Schedule

October 10, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration

Optional Pre-Congress Activities (Registration Required)

10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. ABEC Course

“Educating Students of African Ancestry for Academic and Cultural Excellence for the New Millennium”

Instructors: Dr. Joyce E. King, Dr. Gloria Boutté, Dr. Enid Lee,

Dr. Brian Williams, Dr. Janice Fourmillier,

Teaching Assistants: Mr. Chike Akua, Ms. LaToya Russell,

Ms. Zakiyyah Zai’mah.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Grant Writing 101 / Meet the Funders

Instruction & Introductions by Debra Watkins, M.Ed., M.S.

Founder, California Alliance of African American Educators

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Drum Processional, Libation, Musical Selection

Greetings & Comments by Congress Co-Chairs 

Dr. Iva Carruthers, Dr. Joyce King, Debra Watkins

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Plenary & Keynote Address      

by Dr. Adelaide Sanford

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Break
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Opening Evening Entertainment

by Daniel Beatty, MFA

9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Delegate Networking  
October 11, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Gather for Continental Breakfast 
8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Morning Plenary

by Tony Burroughs

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Ancestral Call to Unity 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break: Pass through to Praxis Teams  
10:30 – Noon Praxis Teams begin their work on the 25-year Education Action Plan
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon: Koymaa Wisdom Circle

Songhay language translation of Koymaa:

“Go, Listen and Understand” 

Wisdom Circle Discussion

Dr. Iva Carruthers moderates a panel discussion among 

ABEC’s gathering of revered Elders on “Educating Children

of African Ancestry for the New Millennium”

- Queen Mama Adelaide Sanford, Ph.D. 

– Queen Mama Frances Cress Welsing, Ph.D., M.D. 

- Queen Mama Geneva Smitherman, Ph.D.

– Queen Mama Sylvia Wynter 

– Baba Vincent Harding, Ph.D. 

- Baba Kelan Phil Cohran

– Baba Na’im Akbar, Ph.D.

– Baba Bernard & Mama Shirley Kinsey 

– Baba Tony Burroughs

– Baba Malik Yakini

– Baba Conrad Worrill, Ph.D.  

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Break: Pass through to Praxis Teams
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Praxis Teams continue their work on the 25-year Education Action Plan 
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner Plenary

(7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) by Dr. Na’im Akbar presenting

(8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) Awards Ceremony

Honoring ABEC’s Wisdom Circle 

9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Hidden Colors II

Documentary Screening & Discussion 

 Anthony Browder, presenting 

 

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast on your own 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning Plenary

by Barbara Arnwine, Esq. 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break: Pass through to Praxis Teams 
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Praxis Teams continue to wrap up their work on the 25-year Education Action Plan 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Youth Delegations’ Reports 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Praxis Teams’ Reports 
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closing Plenary

with Kelan Phil Cochran    

Forward Movement Remarks & Salutations

by Dr. Joyce King, Debra Watkins & Dr. Iva Carruthers