Mr. Raymond De Souza
Dr. DeSheik Izuchukwu (Ezechinyelu)
Mr. Richard Ezeagu Adeyemi
Ms. Stephanie Nwogu
Mr. James Scott Berry
Given WEN’s mission, the discussion provides both young and old, people of African ancestry and other heritages, in particular, Nigerian born families in America, who make up the largest and wealthiest population in America, the opportunity to learn and ask questions. We believe such a topic, at this time, would have been burning in Achebe’s heart, as he reflected his concerns in his published books, one of which is, “There Was a Country”.
WEN’s June 17th Achebe day declaration was established on the backdrop of Prof. Achebe’s first published book, “Things Fall Apart” which is one of the gateways into inquiry, research, and education about our identity and future. The Achebe day celebration kicked off with panel discussions that featured notable figures like Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu (former Federal Minister of Finance under two regimes; the Federal Minister of National Planning; and the Federal Minister of Transport), Ms. Charlotte Osei (current director of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)), and more https://weneff2020.worldebonynetwork.com/prof-chinua-chebe-panel-discussion/