Saturday, October 04, 2008

Additional Maafa Events

Do not forget to visit the and visit the blog to see updates and wonderful images from last year's ritual. Leave a comment when you visit.

Art Reception

Reception for "Breath of Our Ancestors" exhibit at Prescott Joseph Center, 920 Peralta Street, Oakland, CA, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., (510) 208-5651, Wednesday, October 15, 2008. There will be a reflection on the work of artists: Joy Holland, Casper Banjo and Keith Hopkins by their friends and family members, which will include introductory drumming procession and blessing. The show's curator is Wanda Sabir, with guest curators: TaSin Sabir and TheArthur Wright. We'd like to thank Dr. Burns,director of Prescott Joseph Center and Ayodele Nzinga, Shakespeare in the Yard, for their invaluable assistance. For information call: (641) 715-3900 ext. 36800# and visit and listen to (Tune in Wednesdays: 6-7 AM and Fridays 8-10 AM live or later archived shows)

(Casper and Joy are ancestors; Keith Hopkins is alive.)

How Did It Get This Way? Why Do We Still Live As Slaves?

500 Years Later: The Movie is About Bayview Hunters Point
And Every Community in America that is Dealing with the Psychological Effects of Slavery


Saturday October 11th, 2008 4-8 p.m. at the Bayview Opera House, Third & Oakdale. Sponsored by: Bayview Opera House, Bayview Safe Haven, The Company of Men

Film: Traces of the Trade
October 12, 2008 Film Screening - Traces the Trade: A Story From the Deep North,12:00 pm – 2:00 pm MoAD Salon

Join us for a screening of the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North in honor of the 13th Annual MAAFA* celebration. In Traces of the Trade filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain a powerful new perspective on the black/white divide. Q&A to follow screening with Co-producer Katrina Browne.

*MAAFA is a ritual of commemorating and memorializing the 100 million ancestors lost in the horror of the Middle Passage.

There will be projected images from four artists: TaSin Sabir, Opal Palmer Adisa, Keith Hopkins and Nancy Duranteau in the MoAD salon this weekend, October 11-12. There might be a discount for persons who attend the screening if they arrive in the first hour the museum is open. Mention the Maafa Ritual at the door. (Demetrie is our contact person).


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