About the conferences

Dear esteemed guests, The New horizon Conference this year is dedicated to number of subjects the first of which is a review of police brutality towards blacks in the US. This event will take place in the early fall. We have decided to call it “On the Brink”. The 2nd NHC will follow in the early winter, its subject being announced at the end of the fall conference. Today one witnesses a blind brutality that can be only seconded by an extreme example, that of Daesh or ISIS. Police confrontation with ordinary colored citizens has taken a wicked turn in the past decade. Experts however believe it has always been this way the only difference being the social media’s massive reflection. The NHC aims to gather black American thinkers, writers, activists on the subject bringing to close proximity the free thinkers of the racial violence in the US with the masses and the academia in Iran, a country that has withstood US hegemony for the past 36 years and has been punished for it accordingly.

Speakers

Nader Talebzadeh
CHAIRMAN
Born in Iran on Christmas Eve 1953, Nader Talebzadeh later traveled to the United States where he completed his undergraduate studies in English and attended Columbia University Film School in New York City. He has directed, written and produced numerous award winning documentary films about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. As an independent documentary filmmaker he was witness to the atrocities committed during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war of the mid1980's.
Dr. Wilmer Joseph Leon
SPEAKER
He is a Political Scientist. For 11 years he was a Lecturer/Teaching Associate in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Currently, Dr. Leon is a nationally broadcast radio talk show host, nationally syndicated columnist, and regular political commentator on national and international news programs. Dr. Leon earned a BS degree in Political Science from Hampton Institute, a (MPA) from Howard University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University.
Kemi Seba
SPEAKER
Stellio Capo Chichi, dit Kemi Seba, naît à Strasbourg le 9 décembre 1981, de parents béninois. Son parcours politique commence à l’âge de 18 ans, lorsqu’en voyage à Los Angeles, il prend contact avec la NOI (Nation Of Islam). Fasciné, il s’engage dans la branche parisienne de l’organisation et devient un élève assidu des enseignements du ministre Louis Farrakhan, sous la houlette de Karim D.Muhammad, son représentant en France
Marzieh Hashemi
SPEAKER
Marzieh Hashemi is an American-born journalist , television presenter and documentary filmmaker. She is an anchor for Iran’s Press TV. She majored in journalism in college. She was a political activist while at the university, believing it was her responsibility to help bring about more equity to the world and to highlight oppressive measures globally. She was deeply affected by the Islamic revolution in Iran. Ultimately, she became a Muslim and adhered to the Islamic dress code, hijab. She now lives in Iran where she is a broadcast journalist and a socio-political activist who still yearns to make this a more equitable world.
Vernellia Randall
SPEAKER
A professor at the School of Law since 1990, Vernellia Randall writes extensively on and speaks internationally about race, women, and health care. She is the recipient of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health Chairman’s Award, and she was named one of the “Top 10 Most Influential African-Americans” on the 2001 Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal list.
Hodari Bayano Davis
SPEAKER
Hodari Bayano Davis is the National Program Director of “Youth Speaks Inc.”, Executive Producer of “Brave New Voices”, an International Youth Poetry Slam and Program Architect of the “Life is Living” Campaign. In this capacity he has developed an on line portal for youth to provide testimony about police profiling and violence, called iwanttoliveproject.org. As an urban educator and activist for more than 20 years, he began his career as a teacher in the country’s first high school African American Studies department at Berkeley High School. He holds advanced degrees from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

Papers

Agenda

First Day - October 27th / Aban 5th

Time Venue Speaker/event Subject remarks
10:00 IRIB conference Hall Opening – GisooAhmadi (Intro)
10:05 – 10:10 IRIB conference Hall Quran (Arabic-English)
10:10 IRIB conference Hall Iranian National Anthem African American Anthem (Lift Every Voice And Sing)
10:16 – 10:19 IRIB conference Hall Info about Program – intro
10:20 – 10:34 IRIB conference Hall Mr. Nader Talebzadeh (15 min) NHC-On The Brink (chairman’s speech)
10:34 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
10:35 – 11:00 IRIB conference Hall Officials
11:01 – 11:06 IRIB conference Hall Clip
11:07 – 11:22 IRIB conference Hall – break area Break
11:22 – 11:27 IRIB conference Hall Music A Change Is Going To Come
11:28 – 11:29 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
11:30 – 11:45 IRIB conference Hall Dr. Cynthia McKinney
11:46 – 11:48 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
11:49 – 12:05 IRIB conference Hall Dr. Wilmer Leon Focus on our color, fail to see our humanity
12:06 – 12:07 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
12:08 – 12: 18 IRIB conference Hall MarziehHashemi The Resistance And Black America
12:19 – 12:20 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
12:21 – 12:36 IRIB conference Hall Hodari Davis YGB : The Poem
12:37 – 12:38 IRIB conference Hall Emcee
12:39 – 12:49 IRIB conference Hall Amir Suleiman Come to the Hills ( We Must Win)
12:50 – 12:56 IRIB conference Hall Clip
13:00 – 14:15 IRIB restaurant Lunch
14:15 – 15:00 Book presentation
15:01 – 15:16 IRIB conference Hall Minister A.Akbar Muhammad (Lawrence Prescott) Divided We Fall, United We Stand
15:17 – 15:32 IRIB conference Hall Dr. Declan Hayes Police Brutality
15:33 – 15:37 IRIB conference Hall Clip When I see Them, I See You
15:40 – 16:55 IRIB conference Hall Round Table Identifying Main Problems
16:56 – 17:01 IRIB conference Hall Announcements

Second Day - October 28th / Aban 6th

Time

Venue

Speaker/event

Subject

remarks

07:00 – 09:45

Darya-e- Noor hall

Breakfast

10:00

Darya-e- Noor hall

Starting the conference – Emcee

10:05 – 10:07

Darya-e- Noor hall

Intro Emcee

10:07 – 10:20

Darya-e- Noor hall

Dr. Vernalla Randall

Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline or how the American Educational System Turns Black Children to Prisoners

10:21 – 10:22

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

10:23 – 10:38

Darya-e- Noor hall

Cecile Johnson

1- The Current State of Black People in America – Case Study Illinois
2- Apartheid Violations in American Education and the Remedies.

10:39 – 10:40

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

10:41 – 10:56

Darya-e- Noor hall

Elaina Martin

Beyond Ferguson: State Making

10:57 – 11:00

Darya-e- Noor hall

Clip

11:01 – 11:16

Darya-e- Noor hall

11:17 – 11:32

Darya-e- Noor hall

Break

11:32 – 11:33

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

11:34 – 11:44

Darya-e- Noor hall

KemiSeba

DE LA STÉRILISATION POLITIQUE DE L’HOMME ET LA FEMME NOIRS

11:45 – 11:55

Darya-e- Noor hall

Michael Huet

The Pervasive Effect of American Culture on Black People in the Americas

11:56 – 11:57

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

11:58 – 12:10

Darya-e- Noor hall

Mohammad Jalloh

12:11 – 12:13

Darya-e- Noor hall

Announcements

12:15 – 13:30

Darya-e- Noor hall

Lunch/rest

13:30 – 13:31

Darya-e- Noor hall

Brother Ali – Emcee

13:32 – 13:47

Darya-e- Noor hall

Dr. Sultan Rahman Muhammad

'Justice or Else: The Universal Imperative'.

13:47 - 13:48

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

13:49 – 14:05

Darya-e- Noor hall

Dr. Musa Dan Fadio

African American Declaration of Self-Determination

14:06 – 14:07

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

14:08 – 14:18

Darya-e- Noor hall

Nisa Islam Muhammad

Race, Religion and the Media

14:19 – 14:20

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

14:21 – 14:25

Darya-e- Noor hall

Earl Reddiy

14:26 – 14:27

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

14:35 – 14:45

Darya-e- Noor hall

Candice Wicks

1- I love being Black
2- It is Because I am Black

14:46 – 14:47

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

14:48 – 14:59

Darya-e- Noor hall

Break

15:00 – 15:10

Darya-e- Noor hall

Pierre Jules

15:11 – 15:12

Darya-e- Noor hall

Emcee

15:13 – 15:17

Clip

15:18 – 16:18

(Round Tables – Options to change status)

The Third Day – October 29th / Aban 7th

Time

Venue

Speaker/Event

Subject

remarks

06:30 – 09:45

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Breakfast

10:00

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Conference Start/Emcee

10:02 – 10:17

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Dr. Vernallia Randall

Slavery, Legal Apartheid, and Racism: How Inequality in America is Killing Black Americans

10:18 – 10:19

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

10:20 – 10:35

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Michael Jones

10:36 – 10:37

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

10:38 – 10:53

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Cecile Johnson

1- The Current State of Black People in America – Case Study Illinois

2- Apartheid Violations in American Education and the Remedies.

10:54 – 10:55

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

10:56 – 11:05

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Amir Suleiman

Come to the Hills ( We Must Win)

11:06 – 11:21

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Break

11:22 – 11:23

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

11:24 – 11:29

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Clip

11:29 – 11:30

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

11:31 – 11:41

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Caleb Maupin

11:42 – 11:43

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

11:44 – 11:59

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Kemi Seba

LA JUDEO-CENTRISATION DE LA CAUSE NOIRE PAR HOLLYWOOD ET LA CRIMINALISATION DU RADICALISME AFRO

12:00 – 12:15

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

12:16 – 14:16

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Lunch/rest

14:17 – 14:18

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee

14:19 – 15:19

Darya-e-Noor Hall

15:20 – 15:30

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Break

15:31 – 15:33

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Emcee – intro round table discussion

15:34 – 16:34

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Round table

What is needed

16:35 – 17:00

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Results, what needs to be done, resolution

17:01

Darya-e-Noor Hall

Ending / “A Change” music

News

Dossier

16.01.16

Dossier HalgheVasl

The Farsi monthly Halghe Vasl has published a special dossier for the 3rd New Horizon Conference in Tehran, Iran.

16.01.16

Dossier MehrVision

Mehr News Agency has published a special dossier for the 3rd New Horizon Conference in Tehran, Iran

Traveling to Iran

New Horizon Conference looks forward to welcoming you to the Islamic Republic of Iran. You will find this ancient country both a living historic museum, as well as a mix of modernity. The Iranian people are hospitable and quite welcoming to foreigners, despite propaganda saying the opposite. This is a small guide, which will enhance your experience while in the Islamic Republic helping you to become familiar with the country and its people.  Read more