Correction: Earlier versions of this story mistakenly stated that PLOLumumba was affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. WCPO9 regrets the error.
Cincinnati-A law professor known throughout the African Continent for intelligence and activism, stops at Cincinnati as part of a one-month tour of the United States and the Pacific Islands.
PLO Lumumba will give lectures and talks focusing on the socio-economic, cultural and political revitalization of Africa. News Release Published by GDDF-One Voice Consortium.
Based in Cincinnati African Expert Network, or APNET, Is affiliated with GDDF-One Voice Consortium brings Lumumba to the town.
He will be a featured speaker at Two events Open House: Dinner and Networking Mixer on July 20th, Free Event at the University of Cincinnati on July 21st. You can participate directly or virtually.
Prince Ellis, president and co-founder of APNET, said he was looking forward to hearing about Lumumba’s views on governance and how the United States and its citizens can invest in African countries and leverage international economic relations. ..
“APNET has been really trying to do this job for some time,” Ellis said. “Getting the community together and doing a good job. Combining voices into one loud voice can make a big difference.”
APNET was launched in 2010 to connect local experts originally from the African Continent. Ellis, an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, is originally from Ghana. His wife is originally from Kenya. He said both are American citizens, but he still feels a strong connection to their country of origin.
“Most of us want to invest not only here in the United States, but also in our country of origin,” Ellis said. “Having these meetings and these connections and events provides a way.”
According to Ellis, APNET provides its members with professional networking in addition to assisting in mentoring, career development, and navigating American culture. Many members were born on the African continent or have other close ties to the countries of the African continent, but Ellis said the group was open to everyone.
Lumumba is the founder and chair of the PLO Lumumba Foundation and a founding partner of Lumumba and Lumumba Advocates. He is a former director and chief executive officer of the Kenyan Law School and a former secretary of the Kenyan Constitutional Review Board. He is also a former director of the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission, which is currently non-functional. He is an associate professor of public law, the founding dean of the Faculty of Law at Kabarak University, and an advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania.
He is considered one of the 100 most influential Africans in the world and his foundation has offices and projects in 38 African countries. For more information on his US tour, online.
Ellis has worked with APNET member and special project executive David Mutua. GDDF-1 Voice Consortium, And a team of volunteers for several months to plan and organize Lumumba’s visit to Cincinnati. Other volunteers include Clara Matonhodze-Strode, the main owner of Multicultural Solutions LLC. Alex Owino; Dr. Rogers Toway; Dr. Martin Kimani and Levine Nzainga.
Sponsors of Lumumba’s visit include the University of Cincinnati, Apollo Medical Group, Foreign Policy Leadership Council, APNET, CALD International, Multicultural Solutions, COVE-51, Rafili Sounds and Sankofa Foods. Judge Tyrone Yates of the Hamilton District Court will host Roomba for a virtual meeting of the Foreign Policy Leadership Council, a visit to the Hamilton Courthouse and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
For more information Upcoming events in Lumumba and Cincinnati (including how to register) can be found online..
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Legal scholar and activist PLOLumumba stops at Cincinnati as part of a one-month tour
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