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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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The Pan African Conference is committed to developing and enhancing the leadership skills in our collegiate Black young adults, as well as provide opportunities for academic scholars, professionals, and community members to discuss issues that affect descendants of Africa on a local, national and international level.

Our 2018 Pan African Conference theme is 'Vindicating the Suffering of Our Ancestors and Earning the Respect of Future Generations'! This theme is a mandate put forth by organizers in the Black Lives Matter Movement, a social justice organization guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived socio-economic status, sexual identity, disability, gender identity or expression, creed, religious affiliation, immigration status, or geographic location.

We invite secondary, post-secondary, and community leaders to join us for this year's conference as we discuss ways to vindicate the suffering of our ancestors and earn the respect of future generations in regards to the Black community!

*Derived from SONG Co-Director, Mary Hooks


For more information, please contact the 2018 Pan African Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Shannon Miller (, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Students, or Kenneth Reid (, Director, Center for African American Affairs.