Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The African Diaspora Foundation (ADF) announced that Saadi Youcef, Algerian Senator and director of “The Battle of Algiers”, will attend the screening of the film at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles on October 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm. The screening of of this film is an event of the Global Peace Leadership Summit which will be sponsored by the ADF October 3 – 7, 2007 at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel. "The Battle of Algiers", one of the most influential political films in history, was released in 1966 by Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, The film, which was nominated for three academy awards, vividly depicts the Algerian struggle for independence against the French occupation in the 1950s and early 60s.
The goal of the Global Peace Leadership Summit is to engage global leaders in the development of innovative solutions to drive transformation in education, economic empowerment, peace, and media representation throughout the African Diaspora. The summit will also serve as the official launch of a Peace Leadership Institute. It is the position of ADF that peace education has a place in all societies – not only in countries undergoing armed conflicts or emergencies.
This 3 day conference will bring together peace icons, CEO’s, activists, board members, managing directors, ministerial delegates, media, community leaders from around the world across the following sectors: business, education, media, NGOs/not-for-profit, community development, and government. “We look forward to bringing together global leaders and dignitaries that are committed to empower individuals to have a choice to choose peace instead of violence to build stable communities and progressive nations,” stated Agrippa Ezozo, ADF Founder and President.
About The African Diaspora Foundation:
The African Diaspora Foundation (ADF), www.theadf.com, is committed to develop a coalition of national and international leaders and organizations to address critical issues concerning peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation in Africa. As a non-profit organization, ADF has proposed to develop peace education centers in Los Angeles and in Africa offering a curriculum aimed at overcoming issues that threaten survival in countries affected by conflict. ADF's plan is that this model program will become an international force in preparing educators for the key task of making peace, nonviolence and reconciliation a working reality around the world.