Frantz Fanon – 50 years later


The Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (Toronto) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Pan-Afrikanist Frantz Fanon on December 9 at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-150 – 5th Floor from 7:00-10:00 p.m.


It will be an evening of dialogue on community organizing, education and mobilization in the Afrikan-Canadian community.

The significance of Fanon’s contributions and impact on emancipatory thoughts and liberation struggles is worthy of acknowledgement and emulation, states a release from the organizers of the event. “We are living in a period where the revolutionary imagination and urge has been suppressed by White supremacist, sexist and capitalist ideologies.”

Fanon’s work presents a challenge to Afrikan peoples to find an “alternative path to western liberal democracy and capitalist development”, says York University professor, P.L.E. Idahosa.

The evening will include the documentary, “Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work“, and a panel discussion by an intergenerational group of Toronto-based activists and organizers including retired educator and community organizer, Lennox Farrell, Luam Kidane, of the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity (Toronto) and Chakanda Gondwe of the African People’s Socialist Party.

The evening will also feature storytellers, spoken word artists and drummers.

The OISE Building is close to the St. George subway station.

For further information contact Martin Kijazi at (647) 686-6873 or email

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