International Rastafari Global Reasoning 2003
At University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
16-24 July, 2003


9am -    10am
Nyabinghi Chants and Ises
10am -    10:30 am
Greetings and Welcome, Aims and Objectives of Reasoning from Ras Irie Irons
10:30am    - 11:30am
Opening of Reasoning by Hon. P.J. Patterson, Prime Minister of Jamaica
11:30am - 12noon
Cultural Presentation from Kingston Drummers
12noon - 1pm
Break for Lunch
1pm -    2:30pm
History of Rastafari from Ras Miguel Lome
2:30pm    - 3pm
Update on the Organizing Committee; Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Professor Thomas Battle by Sister Iffya Holmes
3pm -    5pm
Address by Keynote Speaker: Professor Thomas Battle from Howard University. Topic: Rastafari is the fulfillment of the Ancient African Principles and Philosophies
5pm - 7pm
Cultural Presentation
Workshops

There will be 20 workshops, 5 workshops will be run simultaneously each day in five separate rooms. Each workshop will be allotted one day of reasoning
July  17, 2003
Ivinity of Haile I Selassie I
Documentation, Recording and historical protection and  preservation of the Rastafari Movement including   I-N-I Intellectual Property
Herbs (Ganja) as a Holy Sacrament
Rastafari and Politics
Marriage, deaths and sickness within Rastafari
July 18, 2003
REPARATIONS
Health and Nutrition
Rastafari and Education
Youths: Creativity and Productivity
The Threats to Africa's Survival
July 19, 2003
9am -    6pm
Rastafari Arts and Crafts Fair at U.W.I.
10 pm    - 3am
Big Stage Show at Norbrook Mounts (Nuff Great Rastafari Artistes)
Workshops

July 20, 2003
Moral Constitution
Organization and Centralization of Rastafari
Communication and Networking
Music, Arts and Culture within Rastafari
Rastafari and the Bible
July 21, 2003
Economics and Trading: The Way Forward
Upholding the Ancient Order in a Changing World
Discrimination and Injustrices against  Rastafari globally
Finding solutions to problems facing the Rastafari Family
Reparation
July 22, 2003
9am -    9:30 am
Iyabinghi Chants and Ises
9:30am    - 2:30 pm
Reports from all 20 Workshops to be discussed (15 minutes each).   Reports will be available beforehand in writing
2:30pm    - 3:30 pm
Address by second Keynote Speaker Dr. Green from Medgar Evers College: Topic: Rastafari as the vanguard for Black Liberation
3:30 -    5pm
Awards to 10 Honourees:

   - Sister Desta from Florida
   - RasFrankl from Antigua
   - RasSokou from St. Lucia
   - Bongo Rocky
   - Baby 1
   - Ras Irie Irons
   - Sister Yanzie
   - Ras Seymour McLean
    - Mama Baugh
   - Ras Bunny Wailer
5pm -    6pm
Reading of the Reasoning Position Paper
6pm -    6:30pm
Naming of worldwide Rastafari  Secretariat
6:30    pm - 7pm
Chairman of Organizing Committee: Closing remarks seal up
July 23, 2003
10am - 12 noon
Press Conference at U.W.I.
4pm until -
Nyabinghi at Scotts Pass to celebrate the  Earth Light of Haile I Selassie  I
July 24, 2003
Visits to Rastafari Historical Sites Namely:
Pinnacle
Back-o-Wall
TrenchTown Cultural Yard
Bobo Hill
Bob Marley Museum
Rev. Henry
Haile Selassie I School
Agenda
July 16, 2003
sight created by Allison Caviness
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