Washington, DC – On May 17, 2023, an enlightening conference took place at the Hearing Room in the Senate Russell 325 building, where Justice for Women International and The Hip Hop Alliance joined forces to address critical issues affecting women and communities globally. The event featured distinguished speakers and panelists who shared their expertise and perspectives on various topics, ultimately aiming to promote equality, justice, and empowerment.
The conference commenced at 4:00 PM EST with attendees enjoying soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres, fostering an environment conducive to networking and dialogue. At 4:30 PM, the conversation officially began, setting the stage for an evening of insightful discussions and thought-provoking speeches.
Her Majesty Queen Diambi Kabatusuila, a revered figure in Africa, delivered a powerful speech that captivated the audience and shed light on the continent’s rich heritage and the challenges it currently faces. Queen Diambi expressed her gratitude for the invitation extended by her dear friend and renowned advocate, Daphna E. Ziman, emphasizing the importance of caring and taking action to address the plight of the people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Africa as a whole.
As Queen Diambi took the stage, her regal presence commanded attention. With profound humility, she shared her perspective on Africa’s history, dispelling common misconceptions and urging the world to recognize the continent’s immense contributions to humanity. Queen Diambi emphasized that Africa’s story extends far beyond poverty and corruption, as it is the birthplace of civilization, the cradle of mankind, and a source of innovation and knowledge.
The queen recounted Africa’s remarkable achievements, stating, “We’ve been around for roughly 400,000 years… We started to leave Africa between 7,000 years ago… and they left with all the tools to go on and colonize the rest of the planet and flourish into a beautiful civilization.” She encouraged skeptics to examine their own DNA, highlighting the shared heritage that connects all human beings to Africa.
Queen Diambi emphasized the need to challenge prevailing narratives and acknowledge Africa’s historical civilizations and contributions. She cited examples such as the great mathematical advancements in Congo 25,000 years ago and Nigeria’s binary code system, which forms the foundation of modern information technology. Her eloquent words painted a vivid picture of a continent that has been overlooked and underestimated, despite its profound impact on global progress.
Drawing attention to present challenges, Queen Diambi urged the international community to recognize their moral responsibility to address Africa’s issues collaboratively. She emphasized that Africa’s fate is intrinsically tied to global harmony and equity. Queen Diambi reminded attendees that the world’s great economies were built on Africa’s resources, and now it is essential to work together to address the pressing challenges faced by the continent.
Poverty and human trafficking were key concerns highlighted by Queen Diambi, particularly in the context of the Congo. She emphasized that these issues predominantly affect urban areas, where poverty has reached intolerable levels. To tackle this problem, she called for collective action, inviting individuals and organizations to join forces with initiatives like Justice for Women International. Queen Diambi stressed that by working together, solutions can be found, and the path to prosperity and dignity can be forged.
In conclusion, Queen Diambi Kabatusuila’s speech resonated deeply with the audience, invoking a sense of responsibility and solidarity. Her words challenged preconceived notions about Africa and shed light on the continent’s vast potential for innovation and problem-solving. The conference served as a platform to highlight the urgent need for global collaboration to address poverty and empower communities.
Daphna E. Ziman, the visionary behind the conference, expressed her gratitude to Queen Diambi for her inspirational speech and reiterated her commitment to driving change and fostering partnerships that uplift women and marginalized communities worldwide. As the event concluded, attendees left with a renewed sense of purpose and determination to contribute to the shared goal of a more equitable and just world.