Additional Maafa Events
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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 http://maafasfbayarea.com and listen to http://www.WandasPicks.ASMNetwork.org (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
FREE GOOD FOOD FAMILY FRIENDLY GOOD DISSCUSION
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).