Urhobo Historical Society

EIGHTH ANNUAL NORTH AMERICA
URHOBO CONVENTION

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA
August 31 through September 2, 2001

Venue: Southfield, MI Hilton Inn
 
THEME: Urhobo Nation in the New Millennium

PROGRAM

Friday, August 31
10:00 AM–l1 :00 PM  Arrival of Delegates and Guests 
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Executive Council (EC) Meeting
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Joint BOT-EC Meeting 
9:10 PM–11:00 PM Reception hosted by Mrs. Margaret Ugbosu & UAM
       
  Saturday, Sept. 1
8:00 AM– 9:30 AM Registration/Artists Set Up
9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Opening and Plenary Session
       
Introduction of Guests, Opening Prayers and Welcome ceremonies
Special Guest of Honor’s Address:  Chief Benjamin O. Okumagba, (JP), President-General, mother Urhobo Progress Union (UPU)
Keynote Address Dr. Saliba Mukoro, Chair, Dept of Criminal Justicce, MVSU, MS
Discussion Groups
1: 00 PM– 2:30 PM  Lunch
 3: 00 PM–5: 00 PM Business Meeting/General Assembly
9:00 PM– 1: 00 AM Dinner – hosted by Dr. Uwedjojevbe & Family

 Sunday, Sept. 2

11: 00 AM–12:30 PM Interdenominational Service
1:00 PM–6:00 PM Discover Detroit and Michigan
7:00 PM–1:00 AM Banquet/Urhobo Festival
Introduction of Guests, Opening Prayer and Concluding Ceremonies  featuring the best in Urhobo Culture and Entertainment, Awards o of Recognition, Urhobo Courtship, Fashion Show and Dancing. Bring YOUR Dancing  shoes!!! 
Communiqué 

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