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Tekrema Center for Art and Culture
5640 Burgundy St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
Tekrema MAAFA Commemoration Community PANEL
The MAAFA is a Kiswahili term for «terrible occurrence» or «great disaster». It refers to the Black Holocaust when millions of Africans died during the journey of captivity from the west coast of Africa to the shores of America, known as the Middle Passage.
Given our relationship to America and how that relationship shapes our today, this question has particular historical context. In an effort to continue the restoration of our humanity, True Love Movement has organized a courageous panel of well qualified brothers to serve as intentional guides for those of us embarking on our communal healing journey.
Moderated by: Mama Aya Fiyah Mganga
Co Founder and Director of the Silverback Society; Author, Photographer, Radio Host.
Dr. Lud Yisrael Th.D.
President of the University of Yahweh and Founder of the Tombar Life Center.
Baba Peteh Muhammad Haroon
Poet, Agricultural Educator; Founder and Owner of We Can Dig It Landscape and Garden Designs; Radio Host.
Organizer, Lecturer and Director of Men and Boys Programming for True Love Movement, Radio Host.
Comedian and Radio Personality.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series aimed at redeveloping a culture of honest and authentic relationships between Black men and boys & Black women and girls.
The series is:
Communal- men, women, children share learn & teach together for trust building
Cultural- building on historical strengths of our way of life
Considerate- modeling authentic respect
Communicative- develop common language about expectations
Sankofa and we build together!