The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaida Organizations (NAKO) in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival) will host the 30th Annual Symposium on Culture, Community and Struggle

The Symposium serves as the intellectual component of the International African Arts Festival. Thus, the Symposium is designed to bring together a variety of scholars, intellectuals and activists to discuss the myriad of challenges and opportunities facing the global African community.

This year’s panelists will speak on various topics and issues such as: The East organization, Political Prisoners, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Economics, the Congo, Afro-Palestine. Plus three films: one on Pan-Africanism, a film on Walter Rodney and the other on Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, former President of Tanzania, by Melvin McCray

  • Bilal Sunni Ali
  • Kairi Al-Amin, Esq.
  • Clark Arrington, Esq.
  • Martha Bright
  • Maurice Carney
  • Clairmont Chunga, Esq.
  • Gia Scott-Heron
  • Akilah Mashariki
  • Dr. Kenja R. McCray
  • Melvin McCray
  • Moses Ogunleye
  • Talib Shakur
  • The Black Alliance for
  • Just Immigration (BAJI)
  • Mensah Wali

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2019 9AM – 4PM

50 Navy St., Brooklyn, NY 11205
(between Park and Flushing Ave., near the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Manhattan Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn)


$20.00 for adults
$15.00 for Seniors & Students with an ID

For your paid admission to the Symposium you will receive a free pass to the IAAFestival.

For a special $5.00 pre-registration discount (6/30) and further information regarding the Symposium call (718) 789-3264 or email

This event is not sponsored nor endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York