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MAAFA

25th Annual Commemoration for the Millions of African Ancestors
Who Perished in the Middle Passage – the Maafa – and Those Who Survived

Saturday
June 10, 2017 • 9:30a – 1pm

River Walk and Spiritual Healing Ceremony – Anacostia Park
Babalawo Fakunle Oyesanya and Babalawo Rudolph Eastman – Officiating
Iya Motilewa Osunniyi (Tendai Paula Johnson) – Co-Officiating


Assemble at 9:30am Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W Street SE • Washington, DC


Libations • Prayers • Ceremonial Drumming • Procession to Anacostia River
10:30am – 1pm


Recessional back to Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Reception – Lite Refreshments • 1:30pm – 3pm

ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO WEAR WHITE CLOTHING
 

Simultaneous Commemoration Activities at ADACI Sites in Detroit, Senegal, Nigeria, Brazil and Cuba
Presentation of ADACI Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors Award to Michael Brown
Presentation of ADACI annoD Sister of Strength Awards to
Nana Malaya Rucker-Oparabea • Afua MonaCheri Pollard • Lydia Curtis • Akilah Karima
KanKouran Children’s Company – Ateya Ball-Lacy – Dance Instructor • Celillianne Greene – Poet

AFRICAN DIASPORA ANCESTRAL COMMEMORATION INSTITUTE
African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute
Info: 202.558.2187 • 443.570.5667 (Baltimore) • www.adaciancestors.org. • adaci3@gmail.com
For worldwide middle passage remembrance activities see www.RememberTheAncestors.com
International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP)