Gen xYZ: Unsilenced Voices Propelling Change through Creative Power & Social Media #ENDSARS

Monday, November 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm (EST)

Conversations include:
- Digital Canvas: How Technology is Shaping Modern Activism #EndSARS (10AM -11:30AM EST/4PM-5:30PM WAT)
- Creative Power and Conscious Awakening: Eyes on Nigeria #EndSARS (12PM-1:30PM EST/6PM-7:30PM WAT)

About the Program:
The Africa Center in partnership with The Africa Soft Power Project will present “Gen xYZ: Unsilenced Voices Propelling Change through Creative Power & Social Media #ENDSARS,” a deep dive into the gears driving the youth-led social movement against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria with implications across the African continent.

As people around the world demand more from their governments and institutions, social movements have become more adept at challenging power structures and using new media tools to achieve their goals. With its distributed leadership model, the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria has been an profound display of ingenuity by youths who have crowd-funded these protests, organized medical and legal support, food and social responsibility initiatives – while remaining transparent and demanding accountability via these platforms.

The sheer scale of the protests and the remarkable level of organization heralds the arrival of young Nigerians and the collective awakening of Generation Z for a better society with accountability and justice for all. These young Nigerians overcame ethnic, religious, political and class differences to find a common voice and in a very significant way – placing their identity as committed Nigerians before all else.

These conversations explore #EndSARS as an extraordinary movement driven by young people, while focusing on what comes next. The sessions delve into the evolution of the struggle for state accountability, wins and losses of the movement over time, and the lessons for all Africans and people of African heritage.

Thank you for your interest in this program! Registration is closed, but you can view the replay here:


Monday, November 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm (EST) | | |

The Africa Center,