December 7th 2019 | Schomburg Center, New York City
Homecoming: #PASSPORT2AFRICA #ADA2019
Under the theme, “Homecoming #PASSPORT2AFRICA” 2019 is a landmark year marking the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the United States in 1619 widely recognized as the start of theTrans-Atlantic SlaveTrade where millions of Africans were kidnapped and brought to America as free labor. Underscored byThe United States Congress recently passed Act H.R. 1242 – 400 Years of African-American Experience Act – recognizing the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619 thus commencing the beginning of the African American experience.
The 2019 ADA is coined, the “Homecoming”, SAiD is kicking off a major landmark campaign targeting the African-American and Diaspora to mark the 400 year anniversary of the rst enslaved Africans arrival in Virginia by returning home to Africa in the year 2020
One of the main goals of “Homecoming, 2019” is to position Africa as a key destination for African Americans and the Diaspora. There is huge opportunity to promote Africa and Africa-American cultural insights, entrepreneurship, scienti c exploits and leadership through the year-long activities to celebrate and commemorate the “HOMECOMING”. A ways to facilitate the reconnection of diasporans to their roots in Africa.
What makes the 2018 ADA Annual Gathering different?
Develop Relationship Capital
Distinguished honorees from previous years have included Leymah Gbowee Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Chinedu Echeruo Founder of HopStop.com; Angelique Kidjo Grammy Award Winning Singer & Activist; Lola Ogunnaike TV Personality and entertainment journalist; Jessica Matthews Venture capitalist and CEO/Co-Founder of Uncharted Power; Luvvie Ajayi New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and digital strategist; Georgie Baddiel Model and activist; Gbenga Akinnagbe Actor; Saran Diakitè Kaba Clean water advocate; YaYa DaCosta Actress; Mpule Kwelagobe First African to be crowned Miss Universe, Les Nubians Grammy-nominated French duo; Kemi Adetiba Film director; Atti Worku Education and community advocate; Chid Liberty Entrepreneur; Nicole Amarteifio Film director; and Flaviana Matata Fashion model.
Saturday, December 7th 2019
5:00pm - Opening
Press Call Time / Arrives / Security
6:00PM - Set intentions that energize you
Red Carpet and VIP Reception
7:00pm - VIP Registration Open
House Opens / House Band enter stage
7: 30pm - Show Begins
Host jives with audience, gives opening remarks