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Humanity Summit

Humanity Summit

Humanity Summit

The Humanity Summit brings together experts across the board – human rights activists and civil society actors, heads of state and politicians, changemakers and impact entrepreneurs, CEOs and students – with a purpose of laying the foundation for urgent change. Offering multiple events, the Humanity Summit is “the fast track to dignity and social justice”.

Selma Uamusse

8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 10:00am
Opening Remarks - Culture (Arts, Media)

Filipa Vicente
Francisco Louçã, politician and professor
Myriam Taylor, Humanity Summit Co-Founder
Paul Williams, procurement director

10:00am – 11:30am
Decolonizing Culture and Media
This panel aims to critically examine the role of culture and media in perpetuating or challenging racial hierarchies and power dynamics. By exploring the concept of decolonization, the panelists will discuss how cultural and media representations can either reinforce or dismantle oppressive structures, and the potential for transformative change.
The panel will delve into the ways in which dominant cultural narratives and media portrayals have historically marginalized and misrepresented certain communities, while upholding and promoting racial hierarchies. Through thoughtful dialogue, the panelists will interrogate these power dynamics and explore strategies for decolonizing culture and media to create more inclusive and equitable representations.

Maíra Zenin 

Kamau Sadiki, underwater researcher
Nana Ofosuaa Oforiatta Ayim, art curator 
Vanessa Ford, producer

11:30am – 12:00am 

12:00am – 1:30pm
Challenging Oppressive systems while Imagining Liberatory Futures: Futurism and Afrofuturism in Science, Arts, Mental Health and Technology

This panel explores the concept of liberatory futures through the lenses of futurism and Afrofuturism. By redefining power dynamics and agency, the panelists will discuss how these frameworks can challenge dominant narratives, center marginalized voices, and create inclusive visions for the future. The panel aims to inspire innovative thinking and action towards a more equitable and just society.

Filipa Vicente, Paul Rucker

Imwen Eke, social games architect
Karen Carberry, family therapist
Rodrigo Ribeiro Saturnino, afrofuturist researcher
Tobi Onabolu, artist and writer
Zulfiquar Hirji, professor 

1:30pm – 2:30pm 
Lunch break

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Intersectionality in the Justice System

Opening speech
Damon Woods 

This panel critically examines the impact of intersecting identities on individuals' experiences within the justice system and explores strategies for achieving racial justice. By recognizing the complex interplay of race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and other intersecting factors, the panel aims to shed light on systemic inequalities and advocate for transformative change within the justice system.

Panelists with expertise in law, social justice, politics and activism will engage in a thought-provoking discussion, analyzing the ways in which intersecting identities shape individuals' interactions with law enforcement, courts, and correctional institutions. They will explore the disproportionate impact of racial biases, discrimination, and structural barriers faced by marginalized communities, and the resulting disparities in access to justice and fair treatment.

Derrick Ashong, Damon Woods

Hunter Adams, strategist and theorist
Karina de Carvalho
Joana Cardoso
João Paulo Batalha, consultant in social law, transparency and governance

4:00pm – 4:30pm 

4:30pm – 6:00pm 
Philanthropy's Role in Safeguarding Democracy

This panel will delve into the critical role of philanthropy in safeguarding democracy by addressing the inherent challenges of racial capitalism and economic disparities. By exploring the intersection of philanthropy, social justice, and democratic principles, the panelists will discuss how philanthropic efforts can contribute to dismantling oppressive systems, promoting equity, and fostering a more inclusive and participatory society.

Derrick Ashong

Amália Fischer, co-founder ELAS+
Damon Woods
Gustavo Carona, médico
Paul Williams, office of the President of the University of California
Karina de Carvalho, transparency and integrity
Amina Mezouar, financial consultant

6:00pm – 6:30pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm 
Well-being and Hope - Final Comments
Co-creating the algorithm to oneness

Jorge Lopes Ramos
Mariana Gil
Myriam Taylor
Paul Williams
Siyabulela Mandela

© DR.

21 SEP 2023
THU 09:00–20:00

Small Auditorium
Live streaming here

Registration closed

In English without simultaneous translation




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