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A link to a few more new Ethiopia related virtual events happening in April, including one starting in less than 15 hours time on Saturday 17 April.
These events are in addition to those circulated in the firstsecond and third April alerts.

Saturday 17 April, 14:00-18:00 BST - International Virtual Conference: The Ramifications of Western Reactions to the Current Crisis in Ethiopia by Ethiopiawinnet
"An International Virtual Conference On The Ramifications of Western Reactions to the Current Crises in Ethiopia".

Welcome: 14:00-14:30 BST
Master of Ceremonies: Lij Nebyat Demessie, Welcome: Dr. Erku Yimer, Short video presentation, Opening Remarks: Dr. Tsehai Berhane-Selassie

Session I: 14:30-15:30 BST - Context: How and Why Ethiopia is Vulnerable to Crises
Moderator: Professor Berhanu Abegaz, Panelists: Prince/Dr. Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Prof. Theodore M. Vestal, Prof. Peter Esmonde

Session II: 15:30-16:30 BST - Western Interests and Reactions to the Current Crises
Moderator: Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Ph.D., Panelists: H. E. Ana Gomes, Mr. Jeff Pearce, Prof. Jan Abbink, Mr. Rob Prince

Session III: 16:30-17:30 BST - Moving Forward
Moderator: Prof. Alemante G. Selassie, Panelists: Prof. Ann FitzGerald, Maj. Gen. Gregory Copley, Mr. Lawrence Freeman

Closing Session : 17:30 PM
Moderator: Eng. Hezekiel Eskender, Speakers: Ambassador Fitsum Arega, Other invited dignitaries TBA, Prof. Demissie Alemayehu



Tuesday 20 April, 18:30 BST - Footsteps of the Emperor - Film screening and Q&A by Freedom in the City Festival of Learning
A free screening of Footsteps of the Emperor, a 50 minute documentary which tells the story of the time Emperor Haile Selassie I spent living in the city of Bath. This influential film interviews local Bath people, with fascinating stories to share about their encounters with the Emperor.
Following the film screening, join Director Shawn Naphtali Sobers for a Q&A, to hear more about this magical moment in history,

Friday 23 April, 19:00 BST - Representations of Saint George in Ethiopian art and culture by Bath Abbey
A St George's Day talk by Eyob Derillo. Journey into the fascinating Ethiopian manuscripts in the British Library collection.

Saturday 24 April, 19:30-2030 BST - A Conversation with Haben Girma - Author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Annapolis Book Festival
Meet Haben Girma, activist for people with disabilities and author of a thoughtful, funny memoir Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, which was New York Times "New & Noteworthy Pick."  Ms. Girma grew up in Eritrea and traveled the world. She defines disability as an opportunity for innovation and learned non-visual techniques for everything from salsa dancing to working with an electric saw. Join her as she talks about her life and work with disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold.

Monday 26 April, 18:30 BST - Emperor Haile Selassie's time living and travelling in Britain - 1936 - 1940 by Freedom in the City Festival of Learning
A talk by Keith Bowers - hosted by Marlene Bertrand, Imperial Voice Radio
The talk will focus on the experiences and activities of Emperor Haile Selassie while he was in exile in the UK between 1936 and 1940. It will highlight how he and his family coped with the daily challenges of living as refugees in Bath, far away from their home in Ethiopia.
 
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